Archive for October, 2008

Lip Syncing For Change (video)

Groovy! A political lip sync video stumping for Obama set to Time To Change from The Brady Bunch. Amateur video production doesn’t get much better than this and what a cute idea. A must see. It’s a bit slow until just about 30 seconds in, but give it time.

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Tangled Bank #117

Welcome everybody to the 117th edition of the blogosphere’s premiere science and medicine blogcarnival, Tangled Bank. Tangled Bank started out as a sort of Carnival of the Vanities for science bloggers taking it’s name from Charles Darwin’s famous metaphor:

It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; Inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the conditions of life and from use and disuse: a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection, entailing Divergence of Character and the Extinction of less-improved forms…

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A bit on the tardy side, but then that’s something of a tradition for Carnival of the Liberals, PZ has posted the latest, greatest installment in the blogosphere’s only liberal blog carnival. It’s the last edition before election day, so as you might expect this edition is very tightly focused on the issues. Go give Pharyngula and Carnival of the Liberals some attention and for ten of the best reminders why you’re going to vote for Barrack Obama this November 5th (even if some of you have to hold your nose while doing so).

Next edition of Carnival of the Liberals  is the day after election day, Wednesday, November 5th at The Lay Scientist. This should be an interesting edition, and now that I think…

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Carnival of the Liberals #75

Well, given the recent news, it’s no surprise that the 75th edition of Carnival of the Liberals would be a bit of a downer. Don’t let that stop you from checking out the included posts though. Mike has collected ten of the best of the recent submissions at Clashing Culture that all manage to offer up a fresh perspective on recent events, or at least help further our understanding of the sorry state of the election and economy…

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Why Calories Taste Delicious

Scientific American has an article on fascinating research that offers up evidence that our brains can not only sense how many calories are in our food, but actually reward us when we eat higher calorie foods, suggesting that, “When it comes to eating, need and desire aren’t so separate after all…

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