November 01, 2014

1:40 AM | October ’14 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking
Image Credit: A Pretty Healthy Life PLEASE NOTE: Sitemeter is still playing up but far fewer blogs are effected. I have done a manual work around but it was still impossible to get the stats for a the blogs that I list below. … Continue reading →

October 31, 2014

4:00 PM | Dafür gibt’s ne App – Forensische Spurenkunde mit dem Smartphone
Ich hatte in einem früheren Beitrag  ja schon angekündigt, daß ich bei Gelegenheit über die Einsatzmöglichkeit von Smartphones bei forensischen Untersuchungen am Tatort berichten wollte. Das möchte ich heute tun: Wie ich ja schon öfters erwähnt habe, kann die genaue Erfassung und Interpretation eines Spurenbilds am Tatort entscheidend für die Rekonstruktion des Tatgeschehens und damit…
2:39 PM | Friday Cephalopod: Happy Halloween!
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is offering a selection of Halloween e-cards…and you can guess which one I’m sending to you!

October 29, 2014

9:33 PM | Botanical Wednesday: That time of year
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5:09 PM | Negacionismo
Por Martín Bonfil OliveraDirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia, UNAMPublicado en Milenio Diario, 29 de octubre  de 2014La crisis política, de seguridad y de derechos humanos que vivimos hoy en México ha vuelto a desatar la polarización social. En conversaciones, medios y redes sociales se han recrudecido las violentas discusiones entre quienes defienden, por ejemplo, que los asesinatos de estudiantes en Guerrero son un […]
4:59 PM | Creationist debacle at Michigan State
It’s yet another creationist conference in which the imminent demise of evolutionary theory will be declared this weekend, and it’s being held on a university campus, which is always jarring. The university is said to be “uneasy” about it all. The 1 November event, called the Origin Summit, is sponsored by Creation Summit, an Oklahoma-based…

October 28, 2014

10:00 PM | Criminal investigation of MH17 tragedy – where is it at?
I thought this der Spiegel interview with Fred Westerbeke about the ongoing criminal investigation of the MH17 tragedy could be of interest. Especially as I have been accused of ignoring the “official version” of the incident. At least this investigator … Continue reading →

October 27, 2014

10:33 PM | There is something about those climate records that keep getting broken
I think we have all become used to headlines like this - Earth Just Had Its Hottest September On Record. It’s all ho-hum to us. We just don’t notice any more – we don’t bother reading the articles. This is the point … Continue reading →
1:15 PM | Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Best name ever
It’s the Bone Eating Snot Flower Worm. As a bonus, it’s also one of those species where the large adult forms are all females, and the males have been reduced to a tiny bag of sperm attached for life to a Bone Eating Snot Flower Worm.

October 26, 2014

12:49 AM | Putting politicans in their place on climate change
The US is a strange country. It has some great comedians (and some great scientists) but it also has some lousy politicians. It’s a real mystery to me how the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology can have … Continue reading →

October 25, 2014

5:22 PM | 475: Een film voor alle Marokkaanse vrouwen
Gastauteur: Mariam Elmaslouhi Dinsdag 28 oktober komt de Marokkaanse filmmaker en activist Nadir Bouhmouch naar Nederland, en zal de screening bijwonen van zijn film 475: When Marriage becomes Punishment. Zijn film gaat over Amina...

October 24, 2014

12:56 PM | Protein folding probably requires the assistance of Frigg
The Discovery Institute doesn’t understand the protein folding problem. I mean that literally: they don’t understand the problem. Scientists don’t know the answer, but they have a clear understanding of the problem. PNAS published a “Perspective” article, “The Nature of Protein Folding Pathways,” by S. Walter Englander and Leland Mayne. Unsurprisingly, they try to approach…
11:22 AM | Friday Cephalopod: Alien beauty
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October 23, 2014

4:00 PM | Was ein Mensch glaubt, beeinflusst, was er tut
Manchen wird diese Überschrift vielleicht trivial vorkommen, andere wiederum, gerade, wenn von „glauben“ im religiösen Sinne die Rede ist, werden diese Behauptung vehement bestreiten. Die These, daß das Verhalten eines Menschen davon beeinflusst wird, was er glaubt, also für wahr hält (und nicht nur für wahrscheinlich, möglich, plausibel oder wünschenswert!), steht auch im Zentrum allen…
12:20 PM | A scientific visualization of the importance of race
The image below is a phylogram, illustrating the degree of variation in a sequence of mitochondrial DNA. The concept is fairly simple: if two DNA samples are from individuals that are evolutionarily distant from one another, they’ll have accumulated more differences in their mitochondrial DNA, and will be drawn farther apart from one another. If…
9:28 AM | Islamofobie & Microaggressie – Komt een moslimvrouw bij…
Stelt u zich even voor. U bent moslim. En u belandt in de volgende situaties.
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