Monthly Archives: July 2007

Dead horses and NASA and such

Here’s an example: the U.S. house is trying to increase NASA funding for aeronautics, education, and science — and the White House has announced Bush will veto the increase if it makes it onto his desk:The Administration supports the House’s full funding for NASA’s Exploration Systems and Space Shuttle. However, the Administration does not endorse funding in excess of the request for Aeronautics, Education, and Science…So, as I’ve pointed out before, NASA’s funding for aeronautics, education, and science has been thrown under the train in the interest of funding the development of the Ares I launch vehicle (which duplicates capabilities that commercial launchers already have). Continue reading

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Everybody loves a carnival…

And you’ve got plenty to choose from this week. Continue reading

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Pneumatic Anatomica

Fine, you may know what’s in that hot dog you’re about to take a bite out of. But honestly, do you know what’s in a balloon dog (Canis Pneumatis)?Courtesy of Jason Freeny, now we can all find out — go to his site to order a print of the full image (the above is just a segment of it), including the evolutionary history of the balloon dog. Continue reading

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Bring the family!

OK, so I try to make this blog and podcast fit for listening in your car, with the kids along for the ride. But now, it’s official… Continue reading

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