Molluscs have amazing super-powers. (via It’s Okay to be Smart) But you know what? So do humans. We air-breathing terrestrial bipeds are able to enter strange alien worlds and return with a digital record of the events that even the lubbers among us can appreciate.
Category Archive: Environment
May 24 2013
May 23 2013
This Indiegogo science campaign is wonderful. Desert kit foxes are in trouble. They’re shy, they’re faced with competition even when things are good from other carnivores such as coyotes, and they’re increasingly being displaced by human industry. One recent distressing example of that last: builders of the Genesis Solar Project were trying to evict a …
May 21 2013
Damned monkeys. Stop gawking, put the cell phone away, and flee. We get these things up here in Minnesota, too, and one thing you will not get from me is a video showing it off. I’ll be in the basement, hiding under a mattress.
May 20 2013
Moore, Oklahoma has been completely flattened by a tornado. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, but also a couple of schools and a hospital. And here’s a time-lapse video of this monster ripping through the countryside. Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee What can we do? I mentioned it to Foundation Beyond Belief — go …
May 13 2013
Here’s one. Mark Zuckerberg is pushing for more oil drilling and pipelines. Two major tech leaders have resigned from Mark Zuckerberg’s new political group, FWD.us, in protest of the organization’s controversial decision to bankroll ads supporting Keystone XL and drilling in the Arctic National Refuge. The Zuckerberg group publicly says its top priority is immigration …
May 12 2013
It’s the Attack of the Killer Ice Sheets! Winter isn’t quite over here in Minnesota. It’s mostly over, but some vestiges still like to sneak up on us when we’re not looking. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
May 08 2013
Very useful: it’s a list of 154 denialist claims with short rebuttals to each. Bookmark it, everyone!
May 02 2013
Read this article on fracking and you’ll agree with me. The oil companies have reached new despicable lows in their efforts to poison the air and water. Like any good little privileged American, my first thought was…is this going on in my back yard? And the answer is no, it’s not, there is no fracking …
Apr 22 2013
It’s Earth Day today, and I had no idea this was an atheist holiday. Ken Ham sets me straight, though, explaining that Earth Day is actually an anti-christian plot. You see, God made humans stewards of the earth, which basically means that we’re supposed to turn it into farms and gardens. There are also bad …