February 8, 2009
- JEByrnes contemplates marine science in the age of sail, and Peter McGrath traces English phrases to nautical terms. Peter will be pleased to know that a side effect of reading (and re-reading and re-re-reading) all 20 of Patrick O’Brian “Master and Commander” novels appears to be an unstoppable urge to use “ahoo” in everyday conversation.
- Parts of the Arctic Sea newly exposed by melting ice were closed to fishing. It’s a tiny drop of yay in a big bucket of global warming environmental sadness.
- Echinoblog invokes the asteroid corollary of Godwin’s Law with the only supervillain ever to matter: STARFISH HITLER. And there is video, oh yes.
- The very first Diversity in Science Carnival will be hosted by honorary ocean blogger DN Lee over at Urban Science Adventures! Since it’s Black History Month, this carnival’s theme is black innovators. Let’s show everyone that you don’t have to be a crazy old white guy to be a scientist! Send your entry to DN by February 20th.
And here’s a video of the Wunder Bonder. Don’t worry, this blog is still more-or-less PG-13 and the video is safe for work. Unless your work really hates mullets. (Via Martini-Corona and Wil Wheaton.)
January 25, 2009
Artist's rendition of the ocean bloggers at the Friday night shanty sing.
- Science writers Carl Zimmer (Parasite Rex, Microcosm) and Chris Mooney (Storm World, The Republican War on Science) debate the fuuuuture offff sciiiiience!
Thanks to Obi-Wan Morava for the quality crab purse photo!