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Science Commons: Scholar's Copyright Agreement: Brilliant, thanks Mel.

Fontenelle: I liked "The Elegant Universe", but cool.

THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES. - ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVORED RACES IN THESTRUGGLE FOR LIFE. By CHARLESS DARWIN,M.A., etc. London, JOHN MURRY - Reprint, D.APPLETON and Co. - 1860. - Article - NYTimes.com: I need to read this again--the reviewer vacillates between "this is revolutionary" and "this is a clever idea that can't possibly work"

Using Laser to Map Ancient Civilization in a Matter of Days - NYTimes.com: Lasers: is there anything they can't do?

Good Suppliers - And The Other Guys. In the Pipeline: : talking trash & recommending the reliable -- in chemical supply houses

http://idlewords.com/2010/03/scott_and_scurvy.htm: via resiak -- on scurvy, how hard science is, and the forward-and-back cycle of knowledge

Pass the Popcorn. In the Pipeline: : Leonard: book & movie recommendations based on realistic depictions of research chemistry!

Real Electrons. In the Pipeline: : "As always, I react to these things with interest, excitement, and a tiny bit of terror at seeing something that I assumed would always be hidden."

More on T2, and Degrees. In the Pipeline: : "And what experience gives you, among other things, is a sense of knowing what needs to be worried about."

Colorful Junk. In the Pipeline: : on astronomy & gunk

Where does the moon come from? Or, Launch Pad day 5 : Freedom to look stupid leads to getting smarter, part 1.

Derek Powazek - How to Publish a Magazine in a Day and a Half: brother!

The Science Studio > Facts, values and a place for the profound: There's also a lot of videos here

The importance of stupidity in scientific research -- Schwartz 121 (11): 1771 -- Journal of Cell Science: Do would-be scientists get hung up more on envying their peers' skills/knowledge, or on the massive pile of ignorance we all share?

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/04/studying-the-emotion.html: I have been lucky enough to enjoy admiration, awe, and elevation several times in my adulthood. Connected to Bolt-Taylor's right-brained thinking?

Understanding Evolution: yay that this is from my alma mater

Hydrogen bomb (foam plasma pressure technique): That's a beautiful diagram.

Speech to the Association of Los Alamos Scientists | The Manhattan Project | Historical Documents | atomicarchive.com: Contra Rhodes the whole thing is interesting

TIME'S ARROW, TIME'S CYCLE: Online at a presumably legitimate source. See also syllabus for one of SJG's Harvard classes.

Long Now: Views: Essays: FINALLY I grok Feynman adoration! His autobiographies only repelled me. "The act of discovery was not complete for him until he had taught it to someone else."

Antony Flew - Atheism - God - Books - Authors and Writers - New York Times: A reputation made at 27 and unmade, or remade, at 84; the dangers of senescence; dark currents in the community of discourse.

tatara: Starting my day off reading about something this awesome has either megamotivated or tremendously demotivated me to study.

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Sceptical Chymist, by Robert Boyle: Chemistry? Pull the other one!

Science of Magic - New York Times: Teller talks, and great qualia/Vegas jokes

http://brodylab.eng.uci.edu/~jpbrody/reynolds/lowpurcell.html: I remember liking this

Skeptic: eSkeptic: Wednesday, July 4th, 2007: Reading TGD now thanks to Ben, but this makes sense from what I've heard before of Dawkins' approach to the utility of religion

Free Science Videos and Lectures: Free Education Online is Possible!: Another one of those aggregation sites

Where to go around NYC to see the meteor shower on August 12? | Ask MetaFilter: Leonard, I'd like to do this

Student, 18, is death investigator | IndyStar.com : Good job, Amanda Barnett! Youngest coroner in IN history. CSI : forensics :: Star Trek : engineering?

NASA - Preventing Sick Spaceships: hidden floating globules of dirty water AND/OR ALIEN LIFE??

Uncertain Principles: Many Worlds, Many Treats: Dog: "...And according to Everett's Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, that means that you *did* drop steak on the floor...."

American Scientist Online - Why We Develop Food Allergies : Good news for vaginal birth and the extended hygiene hypothesis; "babies who breastfeed exclusively for at least the first four months appear to have fewer allergies."

The Vega Science Trust - Freeview Science Programmes : Huge archive of video lectures and interviews with scientists

6/9/06 - General Wesley Clark at Yearly Kos: Science Panel | WesPAC: To read

THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2006: Read eventually

Edge: THE VAGERIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE by Daniel Gilbert: And then today I see this, which says the same thing I thought in my dream: "They have the form of explanations, but they do not have the content. "

Popper and After: Four Modern Irrationalists: Not sure what I thought of this when i first posted it, or for that matter what I think of it now

Directory of open access journals : maybe i already bookmarked this

Search or browse MASSIVE: Give me that old time religion

Ben Jonson - The Alchemist: "Thy worst. I fart at thee."

Crackpot index: classic ("30 more points for fantasizing about show trials in which scientists who mocked your theories will be forced to recant." still my favorite)

EurekAlert! - Science News: See how cool they are, if they have rss, etc.

You and Your Research, Dr. Richard W. Hamming: Young America Films Presents

Microgravity Research Program - Annual Reports: We made things larger--in SPACE! (Why nothing past 2001?)


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