Now this might not look like much, but that is a picture taken on MARS and in the sky is everything we have ever known or loved in one tiny blue dot (hat tip to Carl for that thought) … Hey, I can’t see it, can you zoom in? Sure, here you go, and guess … Read moreNASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees ‘Evening Star’ Earth
Today is the day that Ken Ham, the creationist kook (boo), and Bill Nye the science guy (yea), go head to head in debate … oh sorry, did I betray an ever so slight bias there? Well, the facts are that creationism has no evidence, zero, nada, zilch and is just wrong. There is no … Read moreCreationist Debate: Ken Ham vs Bill Nye – It’s today, but is it a good idea?
I tripped over this today and thought to myself … “Ohhh interesting” … MIT have put all their courses on-line and made them freely available to all. “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.” Dick K.P. Yue, Professor, MIT School of Engineering OK, … Read moreInterested in being educated at MIT for free? … Well, now you can.
Wow this is cool … (translation: “Oh here is something I like”) OK, so what exactly do we have here? Well, a team of researchers has embarked on a potentially groundbreaking project known as the Map of Life — an online database designed to catalog and locate every known plant and animal species on Earth, and is led … Read more“Map of Life” Shows the Location of All Organisms, Large and Small
Now this is cool … As I’m sure some of you are aware, NECSS – pronounced “nexus” (North East Conference on Science and Skepticism) took place in New York City over three days and included a great array of speakers. Well, they made the news … Wired no less … where they focus on … One panel in … Read moreThe James Randi Educational Foundation Gives Teachers a Hand
As a parody of “Intelligent design”, Keith Gilmour, a UK-based secondary school teacher set up a website called “The Centre for Unintelligent design” last year. In response Creationists have been popping up and scribbling a few daft claims to him to put him right … except what they are claiming is simply making them look even sillier … Read moreUnintelligent design … the debate continues