Again, did I mention I live in Taiwan? [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2004/08/20813.html

A fire in my wings! The jewel beetle, Melanophila acuminate, is a living fire detector: It can sense forest fires from afar, moving in quickly to lay its eggs in the smoldering bark of burnt trees, where its young develop virtually free of competition. To spot fires, the bug has discs of cuticle in tiny [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2004/08/20814.html

Lick here [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2004/08/20815.html

Sad, really A pioneer of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has warned that for any intelligent aliens trying to search for us, “the Earth is going to disappear” very soon. Frank Drake’s point, made at a SETI workshop at Harvard University on Friday, is that television services are increasingly being delivered by technologies that [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2004/08/20816.html

It’s so hot in here — close the windows! [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2004/08/20817.html

Your money’s no good there Nor is your money good here [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2004/08/20818.html

Keyes to Face Obama In U.S. Senate Race When asked what he thought of the fact that Illinois was almost assured of getting a black U.S. senator next year, Keyes said it reminded him of how Serena and Venus Williams’s father must have felt watching his daughters compete for the Wimbledon title. “No matter how [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2004/08/20820.html

Keyes to Face Obama In U.S. Senate Race When asked what he thought of the fact that Illinois was almost assured of getting a black U.S. senator next year, Keyes said it reminded him of how Serena and Venus Williams’s father must have felt watching his daughters compete for the Wimbledon title. “No matter how [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2004/08/20819.html

A reader sends me (EBB) what is supposed to be comforting news: Europe Sees No Genocide in Sudan Region The European Union said Monday that it had found no evidence of genocide in the Sudanese region of Darfur despite widespread killings, but that there were few indications of government efforts to protect civilians. The conclusion [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2004/08/20822.html

A reader sends me (EBB) what is supposed to be comforting news: Europe Sees No Genocide in Sudan Region The European Union said Monday that it had found no evidence of genocide in the Sudanese region of Darfur despite widespread killings, but that there were few indications of government efforts to protect civilians. The conclusion [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2004/08/20821.html


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