This Week in Science

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  • Cassini finds signs of a subsurface ocean on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. If confirmed, the tiny moon would become a junior member in the exclusive outer solar polar bear club with its larger Jovian siblings Europa and Ganymede. Speaking of which, Mighty Jupiter takes another hit for the solar team. Lots of great pics and links via RJ
  • PZ Myers flips over some slimy rocks in Texas and finds this homegrown MN clown:

    For an idea of the quality of his mind, you should read his disproof of global warming. He builds on an old map, the Oronteus Finaeus map of 1532, which shows the outlines of a southern continent, Antarctica. From this, he draws the conclusion that … it had been free of ice with flowing rivers, and therefore, the world had been much, much warmer than it is now 500 years ago …


  • Kossack ASiegal slapped down Inhofe’s latest PR climate change. But author/artist Karen Wehrstein and I would rather light a candle than curse the Senator’s darkness. So we’re proud to announce Climate Change Denial 101:

    Week 1 Introduction — An overview of the global warming conspiracy with vigorous classroom discussion of why facts and science have an unfair liberal bias, and a careful review of the NASA Global Temperature Record with correct interpretations written by our crack science faculty …

  • Because it works so good for healthcare: A 17 year-old Eagle Scout who was praised for using his wits and training to survive for three days after being injured in a rugged wilderness area has now been hit with a $25,000 bill for his search and rescue.  

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