Archive for September 29th, 2007
Where do you turn if you really want to know what’s going on in Burma? Harry Shearer compares the Al Jazeera English coverage to domestic news services and finds that Al Jazeera wins hands down. CNN’s domestic feed is pathetic, while CNN has been working hard to make its international feed unavailable to those in [...]
This week, President Bush has said he will veto the proposed funding bill for child healthcare, known as “S-CHIP” legislation. He claims the bill, which could cost as much as $50 billion (above the current baseline) over the next five years, is too expensive. Meanwhile, despite overwhelming public opposition, Bush is also calling for another $200 billion to fund [...]
It’s the concept of greenroofing, and it’s explained in great detail at Greenroofs.com. Basically, greenroofs are vegetated roof covers, with growing media and plants taking the place of bare membrane, gravel ballast, shingles or tiles. The number of layers and the layer placement vary from system to system and greenroof type, but at the very [...]
Here’s a 3-part series from Cognitive Daily updating the research. The bottom line? It’s possible that there are some subtle cognitive differences between men and women, but it’s not clear, but its’s not clear that these really account for the differences. There do appear to be missed opportunities for encouraging women to become scientists.