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The gigantic Pinwheel galaxy Credit: ESA/Hubble Information Centre

Hubble has taken the largest, most detailed photo of a non-Milky Way galaxy ever. It’s really hot.

The pitiful output of the Discovery Institute
PZ teaches us how to fake legitimacy. All it takes is three easy steps and not an ounce of integrity.

Numbers to Live By
Some colleges require their students to be able to swim before they graduate. According to this Inside Higher Ed article, at Wellesley College, you better be able reason quantitatively, or else you better transfer.

Jenga Tower Projets
It took Northern Michigan University’s Bryant Varney six weeks to make the Sears Tower out of over 15,000 Jenga blocks. 

John Marburger on the Defensive
Chris Mooney is willing to cut Bush’s science adviser a little slack, but the slack has been cut and he’s still getting on Mooney’s nerves. Here’s the annotated NPR interview with Marburger.

Originally published February 28, 2006


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