Delicious Internet Noms
- Telling Stories: February’s Scientiae Carnival
Hooray, hooray, for Scientiae! This month’s theme brings us lots of stories about what sexism looks like in everyday life… and some less depressing entries as well.
- Stratigraphic layer-cake T-shirt
I would buy it immediately, but fortunately for my wallet I got stuck nitpicking the weird clastic dikes. Callan Bentley has more about why it is a wholly unrealistic piece of art.
- Global warming skeptics claim Patriots win Superbowl
"Common sense demands that a team which makes up less than 0.05% of the population of Hudson County can’t possibly be responsible for upsetting the greatest sports franchise on Earth."
- More on medical geophagy in chimps: montmorillonite clay and the origins of life —
Chimpanzees eat clay because it catalyzes biochemical reactions to fight malaria. The chimps in this study were eating mainly kaolinite – I wonder if they would display a preference if given a choice between different clay mineralogies.
- Blogging on Pseudoscientific Douchebags
An icon (and maybe someday an aggregation service) I can endorse!
- Justice Department to Treat Gay Employee Group Equally
Hey, look at that! The Attorney General did something that doesn’t make me want to throw a rock at my computer!
- California Solar Power History —
A neat Google Maps widget that shows the takeoff in solar power in California in the last 8 years. If you know your San Francisco area geography, check out the difference between Berkeley and Oakland, and contemplate tax incentives.
I’ve decided to buy the stratigraphy t-shirt after all. This will actually be the first piece of previously-unworn non-sock/bra/underwear clothing that I’ve purchased for myself since… uh… I can’t remember. Probably sometime in 2004. I’m not what you’d call a fashionista, but I am occasionally a sucker for geekwear.
Wait! No! I bought some tank tops last summer. Anyway, Threadless offers store credit to people who successfully spam their friends. So if you are a Threadless regular, please spam me with an invitation to buy that t-shirt.