Image Source: National Geographic: Best Science Images of 2008 Announced (Honorable Mention, Photography: “Squid Suckers: The Little Monsters That Feed the Beast” by Jessica Schiffman) Ig Nobels The Annals of Improbable Research has just had its annual big night out:… Read More ›
Month: October 2008
Research casts doubt on ‘obesity epidemic’ New government research shows that levels of childhood obesity have remained largely unchanged for the past decade. For the first time since the mid 1990s, government scientists asked a large number of Australian children… Read More ›
“This young woman [“Caroline”] has cerebral palsy, is wheelchair bound, totally dependant on carers for her personal and daily living activities, and non-verbal. Cognitively very aware, she depends on assisted communication to enable her to communicate … Caroline was sexually… Read More ›
Can I find a feminist narrative (or at least bits of one) within The Sound of Music? Superficially: The Sound of Music is the story of novice nun Maria, who is a “problem” to be solved, due to her lack… Read More ›
Runner-up (via Tigtog; I didn’t have one this week.) I made another political macro today, inspired by this thread at Shakesville.