Battle For The Net

By sheiler

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening …

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Behind the Blue Wig: an interview

By sheiler

batteryPOP – the online kids’ video spot has just published their interview with Maria Laskar, the creator of Professor Blue. Kindly click your mouse here to read about her adventures with turtles, tortoises, and, what’s this, the Soviet Union???

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Interview with a dancing scientist

By sheiler

Our interview with Cedric Tan, famous for dancing his PhD thesis topic. We featured Cedric earlier here at the bloog because he made a dance out of his graduate studies on fruit flies and … chickens – also known as ‘red jungle fowl’.  And it was excellent!  He is currently a PhD student at the …

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The bears are hibernating but soon they’ll have to eat

By sheiler

It’s winter in much of the world, which means colder weather.  Sometimes snow is involved. Snow is what makes me think of hibernating bears.  And how when they wake up they’ll be hungry. And that reminded me of this research that found that we humans need predators such as bears, and wolves, cougars mountain lions, …