Aerobic Starlinks

August 14th, 2008

Science

Runners live longer, healthier lives. Cool. Just did my first hour-long run in quite a while, and seem fully recovered from that Achilles tendon injury back in May.

Science is a good friend. And all the good and bad that that implies.

Phil Plait looks at why why don’t just point our telescopes at the lunar landers to shut up the idiots.

Home science under attack. I mean, what the fark is farking wrong with our undereducated government officials? I hope there is a lawsuit here and someone loses their job.

Mad scientists going too far.   Warning: gruesome.

Solar systems like ours rare? This is in keeping with ideas about giant planet migration. I think the conclusion is still premature, but keep watching this topic.

Americans not science-savvy enough to make rational decisions. Duh, unfortunately. I’ll keep doing my bit. And, moreover, the results of this survey are telling and I’m going to study them.

Science Fiction

Neal Stephenson on the name of his new novel.

Giant mechanical spider.

Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Dispossessed is one of my all-time favorites. Discussed on tor.com.

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