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Science In The News

PZ Myers has a story the Blackawton Primary School bee study that has been published in Biology Letters of the British Royal Society, a peer reviewed journal. The study was conducted by a group of 8-10 year-olds studying the ability of bees to solve problems and remember. It also tests the color sight of bees and spatial awareness.

While not earth-shaking, this is real science and covers an unknown area in biology, not a gimmick.

The BBC tells us that Scientists produce ‘world’s smallest Christmas card’. That’s not exactly true as nantotechnologists at the University of Glasgow have etched a 200 X 200 micrometer of glass with an image that says “Season’s Greetings”, not “Happy Christmas”. so you can’t technically call it a Christmas card even though it features a Christmas tree, which also has nothing to do with Christmas.

Perhaps they can use the technology to produce a “sympathy” card for DonoWho when he complains about it. or a violin so we can show how much we care.

December 23, 2010   Comments Off on Science In The News

Happy Festivus

Yes, today is the celebration of the very untraditional Festivus.

If you celebrate I hope all of your grievances were aired and the airing did not involve the Festivus pole being used in an inappropriate fashion.

December 23, 2010   2 Comments