Skepchick Quickies 8.28
- New Scienceblogger – Blake Stacey’s now on Scienceblogs. Congrats, Blake!
- Mumps outbreak in BC – And yes, it’s linked to a lack of vaccinations. From Steve and here’s more coverage from Jonathan.
- Israel to display Dead Sea Scrolls online – Thanks Kaylia.
- Map of moon exploration – Maps of how much of the moon astronauts have explored superimposed on soccer and baseball fields.
From the Mumps article comments: “I would rather take my chances with the diseases themselves, than risk adverse “events” or reactions from the vaccines. Now, I wish I had figured all this out before my kids had their useless, perhaps even dangerous down-the-road MMR shots.” Yeah, because those diseases have no adverse reactions… I know it’s been said before, but it’s good for him that most everyone else is vaccinated so he probably won’t have to experience these diseases firsthand.
On a brighter note, it would be cool to see more maps like this, particularly for the later Apollo missions when the rover was employed. The Apollo 17 astronauts apparently traveled about 23 miles, and that’s just the distance they covered in the rover. And don’t forget that the Spirit and Opportunity rovers are still active on Mars. They have covered some impressive distances too.
Thanks for the link.
Oh, and have you folks seen the Christian-rock version of Guitar Hero?
Blake, that is the funniest thing I have seen all week. I think we need to purchase a copy for Skepchick meetings.
It even has my personal favorite rock!Jesus song, Skillet’s “Savior” which is so bad it’s kind of awesome.
@Blake: Congratulations, sir! But yikes, I think I’ll stick to playing Guitar Hero games that are endorsed by Satan.
Awww, that Moon map makes me kind of sad! They didn’t travel far. Although, the distance of a soccer (football, sorry) field is a looong way when you are in such a hostile environment. Hence the lunar rover of awesomeness. Or Moon buggy?
I think that Spirit and Opportunity taught us a lot about the value of being mobile on a geologic science mission!
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