A few random links

A bit more on Electron Boy – Major blub warning. Neil Gaiman feels like a political football – and after reviewing the facts, I don’t blame him. There’s also a link from that post to the comments from a BoingBoing post about this. Cory Doctorow’s spot on as far as I’m concerned. I read over ...

Some nifty links for today

Caterpillar that takes over ant colonies – these guys aren’t quite as creepy as the wasps that turn caterpillars in to zombies or botflies, but they’re up there on the list. Green “Volcano” to power UK town – it’s not actually green in color, and it’s not actually a volcano, but this is a pretty ...

A handful of links 2

Abortion and breast cancer: The manufacturversy that won’t die – Orac takes a look at this steaming pile of BS. I remember the last time the awful people with the giant mutilated fetus posters were making life miserable on campus, they were pushing this claim. And seemed very puzzled that I was angry they were ...

The lamest Wednesday post you’ll ever get

Well, it’s Wednesday, which is the one day a week I said I’d get a post on the blog, hell or high water, rain or shine. Except today I have a cold and feel just ghastly. So have a couple extremely lame links, since they’re quick and mean I can go meld with the couch ...

A volcano for Monday

Excellent video of an undersea volcano eruption. After eating two tacos from Jack in the Box last night at our Paranoia game, this is about how my stomach still feels. At the tender age of not quite thirty, I am apparently now officially too old to (a) handle greasy food even if I have six ...

Quick links for today

The periodic table of elements has never looked so tasty. The same sex marriage debate, greatly simplified. – Thank you, PZ. I laughed a lot. Reading Rogue – a series of blog entries by a man heroically taking the bullet and reading Going Rogue and blogging about it. Entertaining, yet I fear for his sanity.

And three nifty links

Before I go scooting out the door for school. Koreans make plastics without fossil fuel chemicals – I’m waiting for the E. coli strain that will vacuum my floor for me. Oh bacteria, is there anything you can’t do once properly tinkered with? Trailblazing: Three and a half centuries of Royal Society publishing – From ...

A plethora of nifty links

Many cool things that require little comment today. Eric Lusito – After the Wall: Traces of the Soviet Empire. Link via io9. Haunting pictures of the modern, skeletal remains of Soviet Russia. Dwarf Goat More Reptile Than Mammal. They apparently were doing just fine in their little evolutionary niche… until they ran in to us. ...

Two interesting science bits for today.

Presidential election outcome changed voters’ testosterone – people are getting an immature giggle out of this one, since it just begs for jokes about Obama unmanning the opposition. I think it’s more an interesting look at the effects of perceived defeat, rather than a chance to meditate on how Obama is a psychologically castrating force ...

A couple of cool things for Tuesday!

50 Years of Exploration – Space exploration, that is. This infographic appeared in National Geographic and it’s very, very cool as a representation of where we’ve been in our own neighborhood and just how many times. Vegetarian Spider is first of its kind: This sounded pretty cool to me, but what do I know, I’m ...