The Pale Blue Dot

22 December 2007 grant b 0

Found via Barbelith. More on the film is available at Good Yule, fellow dot-fractions. Stay warm during this longest night.

Power from space.

20 December 2007 grant b 0

It’s nice to see this idea is still being kicked around – and taken more seriously now that oil prices are rising so dramatically. It […]

One word: Plastics.

19 December 2007 grant b 1

PopSci reports on why one man thinks the petroleum industry wants him dead. Frank Pringle has figured out a way to turn plastics back into […]

Go well, Voyager.

18 December 2007 grant b 0

Welcome to interstellar space. Nature reports that Voyager 2 has left the solar system. And, as NASA emphasizes, it did so while discovering our solar […]

Be nice. It’s in your DNA.

17 December 2007 grant b 0

Israeli researchers believe they’ve found a genetic basis for generosity, according to Through an online task involving making a choice whether or not to […]

Endangered words.

12 December 2007 grant b 0

Natural History magazine sounds a warning for words. University of Michigan linguist Sarah Grey Thomason, a specialist in the Salish–Pend d’Oreille language of Montana’s Native […]