- People Do Not Love Vampire Squid As Much As I Think They Do
Today I was dewildered (or belighted) to discover that visits to my blog had skyrocketed overnight. But why? What could thirteen hundred and forty-one visitors have found so riveting about yesterday's post? Was it the zombie fungus? The carrion plant? ...
Blog Post - Danna Staaf - Oct 31 2009 - 7:54pm
- For chemists, infectious disease folks/techies, and Josh
For chemists For ID and IT For Josh (and other Ohio natives) ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Nov 4 2009 - 9:28pm
- The Dragons I’ve Eaten: Speculations on the Existence of Human Intelligence
Carl Sagan conjectured that early diurnal mammals feasted on the eggs of nocturnal dinosaurs. He remarked whimsically that a modern breakfast of chicken eggs is among the few relics of our immemorial joust against the dragons. So I think he wouldn’t mind t ...
Blog Post - Fred Phillips - Nov 6 2009 - 7:31pm
- Social Media Webtoons
A friend, John Kovalic, once quipped "I now have more social networks than I have friends." So for today, a trio of social media webtoons. The first is Cat and Girl, the other two are from ThisIsIndexed.com. Enjoy! Alex, the Daytime Astronomer ...
Blog Post - Alex "Sandy" Antunes - Nov 6 2009 - 10:13am
- Looking at the world through aldehyde-covered glasses
I don't know what it says about me that I love this stuff. Probably nothing good. Perhaps Weird Al Yankovic could do a rendition of CCR's Fortunate Son. Some folks are born to test emission spectrums Ooh, those flames are red, white and blue And ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Nov 6 2009 - 11:18am
- Ten Laws Of Geekdom*
*Laws that should be formally on the books but sadly are only known in the collective Geek conscious. Matt Blum of Wired writes, "There are many, many laws having nothing to do with government, that are useful to know because they tell you something a ...
Article - Becky Jungbauer - Nov 10 2009 - 11:37am
- Human Evolution: Smaller Brains
An article entitled " Humans Still Evolving as Our Brains Shrink " was simply too good to pass up. At first I looked for a correlation with news reporting (thinking about a station named after the genera Vulpes). Of course, one of the comments r ...
Blog Post - Gerhard Adam - Nov 13 2009 - 2:20pm
- Moon Water Conspiracy
There was an interesting article " 'Significant Amount' of Water Found on Moon " which was also followed by " Water on Moon Propaganda ". While the former is interesting, the latter is quite entertaining. I tried to see if it ...
Blog Post - Gerhard Adam - Nov 13 2009 - 5:37pm
- Sagan Man!
They laugh now, but within 10 years the city's entire criminal class will have quit to work on space research. See more excellence at xkcd. ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Nov 16 2009 - 9:28am
- Zen and the art of Computer Coding- or- "Do you want fries with that?"
To non coders, a computer program seems almost like a work of magic: somehow, a collection of simple words- like DO WHEN CASE FOR UNTIL CONTINUE- in a computer file can be "run" and will do stuff. ...
Blog Post - Keith Adams - Nov 19 2009 - 1:50am