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Achenblog: September 16, 2007 - September 22, 2007

Velociraptors and Hobbits; Plus, Study Says Studies Aren't True

Such interesting science news today! For example: Velociraptor had feathers. I'll try to find a link for it, but basically the research is based on little bumps on the velociraptor bones that are signs of plumage. New Scientist is...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 20, 2007; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (318)
 
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Hillary-Bashing Tryouts

Frustrated by their lack of traction, Republicans are now turning to the next mandatory ritual in the campaign: Seeing who's the best Hillary-basher.

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 19, 2007; 7:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (244)
 
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Vacation Tyranny; Plus, Boodle Mining

Who has time to take time off? No one. It's not that kind of economy.

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 18, 2007; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Giant Houses: Impermissible?

Bill McKibben has a new essay on climate change in National Geographic, and while I have some quibbles (it may be a disservice to our forebears to sweepingly assert that global warming is "the greatest test we humans have...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 17, 2007; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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