Oh That Wacky Internet
Wednesday is blog carnival day! We have Carnival of the Feminists #21, Tangled Bank #60, and then there’s Carnival Against Sexual Violence #5 and The Scian Melt #20 which were actually out yesterday, but yesterday was not blog carnival day. We also have:
- Free stuff for grad students – do I ever turn down free M&Ms? No, and neither should you.
- Canadian geologist violates Danish sovereignty! – I am ashamed of my profession.*
- Is the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival finally backing off the transphobia? A couple of out transwomen were allowed in last weekend. Awesome.
Meanwhile, over at the dust-up about whether the IAU will allow Pluto, Ceres, and Xena to be planets… Lab Lemming is probably right about the anti-Pluto conspiracy, and Stentor Danielson is is exactly right about the reason we care. Nature‘s editorial has a cute anecdote about British ministers and makes good use of the word “ructions”, but is pedantic, boring and wrong about everything else. Blogs 2, Traditional Media 0.
* It is the official opinion of this blog that Hans Island belongs to Denmark, because I have a bet going about it.