Tag Archives: Science

Do cock-blocking babies have an evolutionary advantage?

According to the research of Harvard’s David Haig, it’s conceivable that babies evolved to cry at night not necessarily because they need to be fed, but because, by doing so, they could well delay the arrival of siblings who would invariably compete for scarce resources. In an attempt to explain why babies, especially those that […]

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Rape Culture click bait

A few days ago the folks at Boing Boing rebroadcast an imagine that they’d picked up from Salon.com politics editor Elias Isquith. The image, which has now been shared by over 8,000 people on Facebook alone, started showing up in my social media feeds this morning, accompanied by words like, “horrifying.” On the face of […]

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FLY Children’s Art Center to launch Fabulous Contraptions series with A2Awesome grant

Earlier today the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awarded $1,000 in cash to representatives of Ypsilanti’s FLY Children’s Art Center to help fund the launch of a community-wide event called Fabulous Contraptions. After our meeting, I took the opportunity to ask FLY board members Christine Bruxvoort, Linette Lao and Morgan Cox (seen above after receiving their […]

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Bill Nye to battle Ken Ham in epic Flintstone Face-off

If you’ve read this site for any length of time, you likely know how I feel about Ken Ham, the Australian ex-patriot (and accomplished charlatan) behind the evangelical anti-science group, Answers in Genesis, and Kentucky’s monument to stupidity, which he and his disciples refer to as the Creationism Museum. Well, I know that I’ve said […]

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To stay put and fix what’s broken, or to leave the earth altogether and try our luck elsewhere…

NASA’s Chief Technologist, Mason Peck, took to Reddit this afternoon, answering questions on everything from the democratization of space, and our current research into warp drives, to the role of 3D printing in the colonization of other planets, and the possibility of encasing our astronauts in water during the voyage to Mars in order to […]

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