A year ago today, Christopher Hitchens died. Go over to Twitter for the usual ranting from fundie fuckers on the #godisnotgreat hashtag, and speaking of the fuckers, here’s their lovely reactions to his death.
I came across a student online who was wondering: What do scientists do? What is being a scientist like? In pondering possible responses I started to think about what science and research is actually like, versus what it is portrayed as in popular culture. I actually find myself thinking about this topic quite a bit. […]
This amazing image of the Earth was taken by the Voyager one spacecraft in 1990, 6 billion kilometres away. Astronomer Carl Sagan saw the image, he was inspired to write the book Pale Blue Spot. As he so eloquently put it: From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for […]
Fantastic image courtesy of The Department of Geoscience at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Link: Archaeopteryx regains its perch on the bird family tree | Science | The Guardian
Link: Texas Scientists Are Revolting
Link: Scientists crack Black Death’s genetic code | Reuters
Link: From Genes To Species: A Primer on Evolution For you creationist fundie numpties. Ignorance is no excuse.