I am trying to assign parts of my blog certain days of the week where I dedicate one theme, re Fridays shall be dedicated to science issues. It’s my firm belief that Americans are sorely lacking in rudimentary knowledge of even basic science, which is embarrassing and unacceptable. Hopefully my small efforts in passing along some information will bear fruit. I subscribe to NewScientist.com, so most of the articles are linked to them.
I read this little item yesterday on another site and found this fascinating; How on earth can chickens be compared to T. Rex? I grew up on a farm and we kept bantam chickens, which are basically semi-feral and cannibalistic. After purusing the article I found a possible reason why the little beasts are so nasty.
This one might be of interest to same sex couples who want their own children without having to go through the process of finding a donor of either sperm or egg. I know a few couples who might benefit from this.
On my friend KayInMaine’s blog last night she was set upon by a neoconservative troll who after Kay tracked him down, worked for the oil industry. She’s almost plagued daily by these “people” and the one big thing they rant on her about is global warming and Al Gore. The global warming issue they don’t like is because of the obvious; if people conserve more and bring alternative energy resources come online, oil companies will lose money and the trolls will lose their gravy jobs. Al Gore they hate because of the movie that’s popular and he’s a Democrat. If their rants even contained a little bit of logic, I could see their concern about losing their jobs. But all they do is rant and insult, knowing full well (maybe not) how stupid they sound. Oh well. This item isn’t all about global warming per se, but it might be an indicator. Satellite to study source of ‘night shining’ cloudsThis last one seems like a no-brainer to me, myself seeing upclose and personal the effects stress has on the human body, but I thought this one might appeal to the CSI crowd if one or two of them happened by my little blog.