Astronauts now able to access porn from space

NASA Extends the World Wide Web Out Into Space HOUSTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a special software upgrade this week – personal access to the Internet and the World Wide Web via the ultimate wireless connection. Expedition 22 Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer made first use of the new system Friday, when … Continue reading “Astronauts now able to access porn from space”

Woman caught anthrax from drums

Anthrax Found In Drums Linked To Infected Woman US health officials have confirmed samples from a pair of African drums used in a drumming circle attended by a New Hampshire woman who is severely ill in hospital with gastrointestinal anthrax have tested positive for the deadly bacterium. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human … Continue reading “Woman caught anthrax from drums”

And yet the world continues to exist

Atom-smasher sets world energy record The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment on the French-Swiss border has set a new world record for energy. The LHC pushed the energy of its particle beams beyond one trillion electron volts, making it the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator. Researchers working on the collider have said they are delighted with … Continue reading “And yet the world continues to exist”

Even when Microsoft tries to do good…

…they somehow manage to be at least a little bit evil. For example: Microsoft has put the Richard Feynman Messenger Series of lectures online. Which is definitely a good thing. Unfortunately, Silverlight is required to access the content of this page. Which wouldn’t be so bad, but this page doesn’t work with Moonlight. Apparently, we … Continue reading “Even when Microsoft tries to do good…”

Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s Science and Technology Advisers

(via email and Nature) Barack Obama’s Science and Technology Advisers: Harold Varmus, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Henry Kelly, Federation of American Scientists Don Lamb, University of Chicago Gil Omenn, University of Michigan Sharon Long, Stanford University Dan Kammen, University of California, Berkeley Jason Grumet, Bipartisan Policy Center John McCain’s Science and Technology Advisers: James Woolsey, … Continue reading “Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s Science and Technology Advisers”

McCain’s ‘overhead projector’ Lie

Statement about John McCain’s Comments at the Presidential Debate Last night, during the presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, Senator John McCain made the following statement: McCain: “While we were working to eliminate these pork barrel earmarks he (Senator Obama) voted for nearly $1 billion in pork barrel earmark projects. Including $3 million for an overhead … Continue reading “McCain’s ‘overhead projector’ Lie”