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Spacetime Report

x-posted at The Contrarian. First up in the Spacetime continuum… *Look at this fucking picture of the surface of Mars. *Once every billion years or so, heat deep with the Saturnian moon of Enceladus causes ice volcanoes to erupt like crazy. It turns out this once-in-a-billion-years event is happening right now as Cassini watches. *Speaking [...]

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Spacetime Report

Ed. note: I’ve been doing these weekly Spacetime Reports at The Contrarian for a while now and I’m going to cross post them here for a while too since things have been a bit slow. Enjoy… Unfortunately, the new year has produced precious little in the way of interesting cosmological tidbits so far. I did [...]

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Just in time for Christmas

Cue the mad knitting. And for that very special someone in your life, Robot Kasten is offering the best t-shirt of the holiday season.

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Refuting Global Warming Deniers at Thanksgiving

[UPDATED below] Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow and families will be coming together for dinner all over the USA to share the big meal. Football will be watched. Pie will be consumed. And inevitably, in some homes, politics will be discussed. Family members love each other, but they don’t necessarily see eye-to-eye on political issues. Political [...]

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Wait, which one of these guys is the reasonable one?

Watch this video, where former Republican Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist, totally schools talk show host, atheist and Richard Dawkins Award winner, Bill Maher, on the efficacy of flu vaccines. It turns out that despite being a famous non-theist, Maher is a true believer of wacky alternative medicine claims, including the anti-vaccination nonsense that’s been [...]

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Cosmos remixed

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History of the Future

Hey bloggyland… I know it’s been a week since the last Candleblog post. Insert my usual complaints about my busy life, etc. here. I’ll have a big juicy likdump for you tomorrow to make up for it, I promise. Emily and I just got home from Selene Colburn’s History of the Future Collection dance performance. [...]

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Speaking of well-deserved fame…

I thought my dear, sweet wife Emily (to whom I have been engaged in wedded bliss for exactly three years today) was going to post this to Candleblog herself, but her knitted, dissected frog has made Discover Magazine — the website of the magazine anyway — in a piece they published about knitted science. Check [...]

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Blogging… in my mind!

My long birthday weekend is over and I’m back at work. It was a pretty relaxing time, but there were scant opportunities for blogging, despite having no shortage of things to link to and write about. I’ll try and make up for lost blogging in the next day or two. First up, science videos! The [...]

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Harris and Maher

Yup. Nodded my head in agreement all the way through this. h/t to Matty the Greek.

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