Links for July 26th

AI: Thanks, Assholes. This afternoon I would like to send a special thank you out to Jenny McCarthy, Andrew Wakefield, Meryl Dorey, Age of Autism and anyone else who encourages parents not to vaccinate their children. It’s just so great what you guys are doing. You’re so warm and fuzzy with your adorable plea to [...]

What a wonderful world

I bet you've been dying to hear a death metal version of the Louis Armstrong classic "Wonderful World" haven't you? I have. Here it is! *update* Two of the videos have already been taken down. I guess the copyright law wins again. FFS Found this via the sometimes wonderful Boing Boing. I suspect that the [...]

Links for May 19th

Unpleasant Medicine I think it's significant that there's no consensus on the larger-scale significance of environmental threats; indeed, our responses are severely polarized, as if these are debatable matters of opinion rather than ones with quantifiable facts attached. Eyjafjallajoekull can potentially continue to erupt for years, massively disrupting long haul travel across the North Atlantic [...]

Pope Song

The poor old Pope has been in for right old stick over the last few months. Much of it is richly deserved too, but none of it is as funny as Tim Minchin's brilliant Pope Song. Note: before pressing play please be aware that there are many, many naughty words...

Links for March 31st

Measles Outbreak Triggered by Unvaccinated Child What began as a family trip to Switzerland in 2008 ended up as a public health nightmare in California. The family's 7-year-old boy, who was intentionally unvaccinated against measles, was exposed to the virus while traveling in Europe. When he returned home to San Diego, he unknowingly exposed a [...]

Links for March 12th

Cyprus conflict closes leaders' eyes to water shortage Water has been rapidly disappearing in Cyprus since the 1970s, but conflict between Turkish and Greek communities means fixing the problem is not high on the political agenda. Alex Bell finds that Cypriots are now struggling for control of land that is slowly dying. Atheists meet in [...]