Two science resources

In the discussion over at Pharyngula about CNN closing its science news department, someone mentioned two good resources for science news: Eureka Alert! and Technology Review.

Religulous producers lied to make film

The movie attempts to show religions in a ridiculous light, and mostly it succeeds, but the producers didn’t take a straightforward approach.

Bill Maher admits that he and the film’s producers used a fake name for their film to put people whom they interviewed off guard.

“We never, ever, used my name. We never told anybody it was me who was going to do the interviews. We even had a fake title for the film. We called it ‘A Spiritual Journey.’

That’s dishonest and they should be ashamed of themselves.

Periodic table of videos

The University of Nottingham has a Periodic Table of Videos.

Hat tip to Primaklima:Klicken statt Büffeln: Das Periodensystem.”

Wer, wie ich, chronische Schwierigkeiten mit der Chemie hatte und hat, dem kann jetzt geholfen werden. Die Universität Nottingham hat das gesamte Periodensystem verfilmt. Einfach das Element anklicken und in einem 5 Minuten Videostrip wird einem alles mitgeteilt, was man zu einem so interessanten Element wie Ununpentium immer schon mal wissen wollte.

Periodic table of science videos

Periodic table of science videos

Precambrian

Here’s an evocative view of Precambrian life.

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