Song: I Google You

From Science After Sunclipse. Blake Stacey writes,

“I’ve been makin a tradition of posting science-themed entertainment videos on Fridays, and somehow, I’ve rolled into a groove wherein the clips I post are, at least by a broad definition, musical.”

Blake goes on to introduce both the Large Hadron Collider rap and Amanda Palmer singing “I Google You” by Neil Gaiman.

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Should schools teach Easterbunnyism?

News of the news has some interesting articles today. One is about the Easterbunnyism controversy. Should schools respect parents’ beliefs and teach about the Easter Bunny? Or should they stick to the facts, that it’s a pleasant fantasy derived from a fertility symbol?

Change of plan

For the last several months I’ve been posting three times a day with short articles written in advance. My ambition was that every time someone visited the site, there would be new material to read or look at. And I hope you’ve enjoyed it. But the articles have been slight, short, and shallow. I have missed interesting stories that aren’t being covered on other science blogs because I’m setting up tomorrow’s posts, or the next day’s. Then by the time I get around to the stories, someone else has covered them. I am switching back to writing at least some substantial articles on topics that interest me when they catch my eye. So the data stream may be less constant but I trust it will be richer.

I’ll still create brief pointers to interesting stories, throw in my favourite LOLcats, and schedule some posts to spread over blank times. But I won’t try to have them come out several times a day.

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Darwin awards in Texas?

Ontario-geofish is considering that those who don’t evacuate in the face of Hurricane Ike are candidates for Darwin awards.

Large Hardon Collider in action

News of the News is covering the Large Hardon Collider— will it cause the corruption of civilization?

The Large Hardon Collider, to be turned on tomorrow, is designed to pump various types of hardon up to huge energies before banging them together. However, many concerned citizens without the personal experience or understanding of what hardons do worry at the idea of the large hardons being sucked deep into a black hole.

Large Hardon Black HoleThe device will push large, energised hardons through a ring repeatedly, faster and faster, as smoothly and tightly as possible, until they clash and spray matter in all directions. “It’s nothing that cosmic rays don’t do all the time all over the place,” reassured a particularly buff scientist. “It’s perfectly right and natural.”

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