- Lifehacker has a write-up of a tool to create a color palette from any image. Useful.
- A sea sponge extract is showing promise for killing drug-resistant bacteria (or, technically, for making drug-resistant bacteria no longer drug-resistant). Good stuff.
- A large fireball appeared in the sky over Austin Sunday morning, and I missed it. Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy is keeping us posted on what's known about it. He doesn't think it has anything to do with the satellites that collided.
- I had a lot of trouble deciding which category to put this one in. For the first time, as part of the $787 billion stimulus bill, the US is going to fund a comparison of the effectiveness of different treatments for the same medical conditions. Holy crap, we're going to use science to figure out where to put future money!
- Australia has virtually eliminated measles, save for some cases brought in by foreign visitors. Awesome.
- If you know anyone who's trying to learn general chemistry, some coworkers and I are trying to make that easier. If you have any chemistry questions you'd like answered, post them in the comments over there, and we'll try to get an answer.
- Again, is this politics, or is it science? I'm happy that it's hard to decide where to put it.
- FiveThirtyEight has an informative write-up on the "Two Progressivisms." Can you guess which camp I'd put myself in?
- Global-warming denial has nothing to do with science, so it was easier to categorize FiveThirtyEight's slamdown of the myth that scientists thought the world was cooling in the 70s. I'd seen the myth a billion times in various fora, but I didn't realize the amount of BS involved in it.
- Facebook has troubling new terms of service. I hope this was unintentional, and they come up with a cleaner version.
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