Glow in the dark cats

A cat with jellyfish genes glows in the dark.

Glow in the dark cats

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This looks weird, but it is not frivolous. Scientists have learned to incorporate genes for jellyfish fluorescence into other organisms than jellyfish. The fluorescence lets them track where in the organism their changes have gone.

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Quoting Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson said:

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

It’s Hallowe’en, when the lakes and rivers become gates of glass to the other world and the spirits of those who died this year pass over to the Summerland. Pagans are celebrating Samhain (see “Wiccan holidays” and listen to Dar Williams singing “The Christians and the pagans”).

Goliath Frog skeleton

NGSM-frogs-Goliath-skeleton2, originally uploaded by monado.

The Goliath frog is the largest frog in the world. It’s from West Africa.

I photographed this skeleton at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC.

Why do people laugh at creationists, part 19: “Evilution”

This is Thunderfoot’s favourite video in his series, “Why do people laugh as creationists?”

Hallowe’en

I�m on ur broom�. � goin 2 Hogwarts

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Why do people laugh at creationists, part 26: Sarah Palin

It’s scary: She’s almost incoherent but she knows what she believes. If you want to know more about Sarah Palin, in her own words, this is a good place to start:

Thanks to Thunderfoot for creating this educational video.

Working-class whites flee McCain

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Working-class white Americans may not like Barack Obama, but they fear how John McCain would handle the economy.

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