March 15, 2004

Monday mutterings

Here's a retrospective look at Mars in science fiction, evolving as new discoveries about the planet were made. There are some good books (and some not-so-good ones) mentioned in here.

In other scientific news, Elizabeth Blackburn, one of the scientists recently dismissed from the President's Bioethics Council (see below), has written a letter (pdf) explaining her concerns about her dismissal and replacement with those whose views are more amenable to the Administration.

The Annals of Improbable Research folks (you know, the people who hand out the IgNoble Awards) now have a blog. No comments (yet), but we'll see. It's as zany as their annual awards are. (Link swiped from Al).

Posted by Linkmeister at March 15, 2004 10:26 AM