Midweek News: Back to School

My news, my all-consuming news, is that I’m going back to school. But there is so much more going on in the world that I’m poking my head out of the whirl of orientation and figuring out where to get my student ID.

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Fire! Wild Fire!

The catastrophic fires in Colorado this week have been all over the news. Thousands of fire fighters are battling the blazes as over ten thousand people have fled from the approaching fires. Even President Barack Obama visited the state. There is no way to talk about the fires in any terms other than “disaster,” but unfortunately, given a series of poor fire ecology decisions and our changing climate, these disasters may be more and more common. Read More Fire! Wild Fire!

Science News Roundup: 4/17/12

Sometimes I have trouble finding enough interesting science stories to fill up this post, but the last two weeks have been chock-full of cool news! Hopefully we’ll have something to tickle everyone’s fancy. Unless y’all hate dinosaurs and penguins, which I highly doubt. :) Read More Science News Roundup: 4/17/12