1) This awesome photo comes from Japan's Kaguya space probe which is in orbit of the moon. This was also one of the subjects on today's installment of Science Friday. I don't have much to say about it, other than that I think it is super-cool. I would, however, recommend going to the Science Friday site and grabbing the audio of today's show if you want to know more about it.
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Friday, February 13, 2009
2) I have enjoyed this week's news coverage of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, particularly some of the coverage from England which points out how Darwin's findings about evolution through natural selection are still considered controversial by many Americans. The British find this fact to be completely bizarre. It's worth noting--and I do it frequently--that this controversy is essentially non-existent in the rest of the world and is completely non-existent in the scientific community (no matter how many dubiously-credentialed "scientists" the creationists bring out to make the case for "intelligent design"). There's a cool website up now called Darwin Online which is a complete web library of all his work.Related Articles :
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