let's get right to it! Jerry Coyne calls out New Scientist
for once again irresponsible coverage of idiotic evolution critical tripe. tiny galaxies reveal how the first stars formed
. "super Earth"? try super-Io!
recent exo-planet discoveries may be closer to Jupiter's moon Io than to Earth.
vjack at Atheist Revolution is boycotting the Super Bowl
over CBS's relationship with Focus On The Family and their decision to
air that group's anti-choice ad during the game. what do you guys
think? still going to watch the game? maybe you need to read up more on
CBS's ideological bias
Matt McCormick at Proving The Negative: can't be moral without god?
James McGrath explains the basic misunderstanding that Jesus-mythicists have
of the historian's endeavor.
one year into President Obama's presidency... faith based initiatives? still unconstitutional. Turkish girl, 16, is buried alive by her family
for the despicable crime of............ talking to boys. Barry Duke at The Freethinker
comments too. Tom Rees at Epiphenom
dissects the new research showing that prayer makes people more forgiving.
an astronaut on the ISS is using Twitpic to post jaw-dropping images of Earth from space
. meanwhile, NASA has started live streaming from space
. among the views is one from a porthole looking down on Earth as it spins by at 8km/second!
the first paper describing results from the LHC
has been published.
if you haven't quite gotten enough of dinosaur coloring, you're in luck! find more here
, and here
.algae use quantum mechanics
to boost the efficiency of photosynthesis!
MRI brain scans show signs of consciousness in rare cases of vegetative status
NASA has extended Cassini's mission until 2017
Austin Cline: godless children vs. religious families
. how to cope.
of buzz all over the internet on Andrew Wakefield's bogus paper
connecting the MMR vaccine with autism being retracted by the Lancet.
check it out here
, and, finally, here
. of course anti-vaxxer groups are standing behind Wakefield
in the wake of the recent news surrounding Wakefield and the Lancet paper Chris Mooney writes
that some bridge building between medical institutions and the anti-vaxxers is required. Jerry Coyne
meanwhile, Orac explains how not to report science and medical news
Hubble exposes Pluto's dynamism
Cherie Blair, wife of Tony Blair, is in some hot water for sparing a man jail-time
apparently only because he is religious. Barry Duke at The Freethinker
weighs in. faith healing parents have been found guilty
of killing their son. how much are you worth to god?
(i'm worth 50 shekels.)
a group of 1000 rabbis warn that letting gays in the military will cause more natural disasters
for the first time a ground-based telescope has measured the atmosphere of an exo-planet
new look at WMAP data necessitates a slight revision in the age of the universe
. what's it like to live under "don't ask, don't tell"?evidence is steadily mounting for cosmic life.last week
i included a link to a description of a new paper that proposed a new
theory of the Moon's formation in a naturally occurring nuclear
explosion. Smriti Rao at 80beats speaks to the plausibility of the theory
a new study reveals a potential evolutionary role for same sex attraction
an anti-evolution bill in Mississippi is dead
scientists hash out the uncertainties of climate sensitivity
. fossils show earliest animal tracks
and date to 565 mya.
the subject of NASA's next observatory? our own sun
it appears as if altruistic behavior is infectious
. Ratzinger has a problem with..............equality
for Valentine's Day this year tell Focus On The Family about your loving gay spouse
more and more Muslim women in Italy are trapped in polygamous households
Timesonline has posted a list of the top 30 science blogs
as they see it.
new research rejects 80yo "primordial soup" theory
of life's origins.
Hemant Mehta has a problem with what he calls "atheist publicity stunts."
what do you think?a new study
seems to provide the first evidence that abstinence only sex education can work. but does it actually show such a thing?
the best bet for life in our solar system? Jupiter's moon Europa.
Hubble snaps pics of two asteroids colliding. amazing. check it out here
. does Christianity deserve the respect it demands?
there is a place for hate
in at least one Wyoming school district.
hope you enjoy reading! have a great week and as always don't forget to check out Johnny's Sunday Morning Service!