Monthly Archives: April 2011

Stuff I Love–Phil Plait

Some days the only thing that gets me through the onslaught of bad news is listening to Tim Minchin songs and reading Phil Plait’s blog, Bad Astronomy.  http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/ Dr. Plait is an astronomer who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope, … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day, here’s the Tim Minchin song Canvas Bags.  It is satire on several levels, but it also has a useful message.  I know I’ve been remembering to take my bags to the grocery store more often … Continue reading

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Stuff I Hate–Fad Diets

By fad diets, I’m referring to any eating plan that eliminates whole types of food, uses pseudoscience, sells you stuff that you can only get from them and is not something you could be happy sticking to for the rest of … Continue reading

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Stuff I Love–Fossil Discoveries

I was feeling a bit down because I had to change some plans and I hate that.  Fortunately it’s never long before I start getting excited about the new possibilities brought by the change.  Also, it really helps to jump … Continue reading

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Stuff I Love–50 Years Ago Today

It was 50 years ago today that Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit the Earth.  He was born in poverty in the Soviet Union, had his home seized by Nazis during WWII and yet went on to become one … Continue reading

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Stuff I Love–Black Hole Kicking Ass

By request from my husband (yes, I take requests,) I’m posting about an extremely cool thing I read about on the Bad Astronomy site.  It appears that NASA’s Swift telescope has seen a star being pulled apart by a black hole. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/04/05/astronomers-may-have-witnessed-a-star-torn-apart-by-a-black-hole/Continue reading

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Stuff I Hate–Racism

Okay, duh, most people hate racism.  At least I hope it’s most people.  Sometimes I’m not so sure.  This rant is brought to you by the wonderful website Pharyngula, which posted a piece about the results of a poll taken … Continue reading

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