2014-12-19 Kepler Finds Large Planet
NASA’s partially disabled Kepler spacecraft has discovered a large, Neptune-like planet 180 lightyears away.
Another way to compile Python.
2014-12-09 Another Dismal Review of Aslan’s Zealot
“Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth could only have been written by someone entirely unaware of the most recent and widely respected scholarship on Second Temple Judaism.” Has anyone seen a positive review of this book by any historian?
2014-12-08 Python Books
A large catalog, some free to download. Nicely presented,
with cover images.
2014-12-07 Comet dust found in Antarctica
“Researchers have discovered comet dust preserved in the ice
and snow of Antarctica, the first time such particles have been found
on Earth’s surface.”
2014-12-06 I ❤ Julia
Some great things about the Julia language.
2014-11-19 Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience
Why are America’s defenders of science obsessed with
ludicrous freakshows such as Ken Ham’s creationist museum, but fail to
get worked up over the rampant superstition on display at their local
supermarket? Thanks to Michael Schulson for writing this back in
2014-11-03 The Fall Guy
CDC security guard assigned to the President is suddenly
fired. We don’t have all the relevant details, but it seems unfair.
2014-11-03 Jeffrey Tayler on Reza Aslan
“intentionally trying to obscure cause and effect where faith
is concerned, as Aslan does, is morally reprehensible, is insensitive
to the victims, and provides cover for their butchers.”
2014-10-30 Houston Mayor Backs Down
The overbroad and abusive nature of her subpoenas made their
disappearance inevitable, either through legal challenge or political