araña violinista

Esta es una araña violinista, inclusive catalogada como más peligrosa que la viuda negra (capulina).

El único antídoto en el mundo es producido en la ciudad de México en la UNAM, esta araña está llegando a Jalisco y a todo México gracias al cambio climático, y ha encontrado cómo proliferar en Guadalajara, se ve inofensiva, pero es mortal.

El año pasado intentamos traer el antídoto aquí para

Esta es una araña violinista, inclusive catalogada como más peligrosa que la viuda negra (capulina).

El único antídoto en el mundo es producido en la ciudad de México en la UNAM, esta araña está llegando a Jalisco y a todo México gracias al cambio climático, y ha encontrado cómo proliferar en Guadalajara, se ve inofensiva, pero es mortal.

El año pasado intentamos traer el antídoto aquí para

Texas Science Textbook Review

The right-wing majority on the Texas State Board of Education wants to revise the state’s standards for science textbooks to require the addition of religious pseudoscience when teaching subjects like biology. And this isn’t just bad news for Texas schoolchildren, because the Texas standards will impact the textbooks used by millions of students nationwide.
The Texas State Board of Education recently invited a small group of people to review the biology textbooks that will be used for the next eight years, starting in 2014. But more than half of the reviewers are right-wing religious ideologues,1 some of whom are even skeptics of Darwin’s theory of evolution — considered one of the most reliably established facts in science, and a central tenet of biology.2
The ultimate goal of these sham textbook reviews — and Texas Board of Education curriculum reform — is to enshrine right-wing ideology into Texas textbooks. What’s worse, because of the scale of production of these textbooks, the dictates of the Texas State Board of Education will be included in textbooks used by millions of students in other states.
We can’t let them get away with replacing long-accepted scientific principles with religious pseudoscience and propaganda.3
Tell textbook publishers to stand up to the Texas State Board of Education and only publish books that are based on sound, peer-reviewed science scholarship. Click here to sign the petition automatically.
The most recent review of biology textbooks was a particularly egregious process considering the people who were invited to participate. Here are just a few of the reviewers who are listed in the Creation Science Hall of Fame as “Darwin Skeptics”4:

• Raymond Bohlin, a research fellow for an organization whose purpose is the promotion of “intelligent design” — a religious idea which seeks to cast doubt on evolution while circumventing the Supreme Court ruling that bars the teaching of “creation science” in public schools.5
• Walter Bradley, who helped launch the “intelligent design” movement with a book he coauthored, titled The Mystery of Life’s Origin.
• Ide Trotter, a wealthy funder of anti-science organizations who has repeatedly participated in science textbook reviews advocating for the inclusion of scientifically discredited theories about the weaknesses of evolution.

Tell textbook publishers to stand up to the Texas State Board of Education and only publish books that are based on sound, peer-reviewed science scholarship. Click here to sign the petition automatically.
Textbook publishers can refuse to make suggested changes, or pull out of the state’s business altogether, just as publisher Holt, Rinehart and Winston did in 1994, when Texas requested over 400 revisions in five health textbooks — including the removal of toll-free phone numbers for teenage suicide prevention groups.6
We’re not going to change the minds of some of the theocrats elected to the Texas State Board of Education. But we can pressure publishers not to compromise their science textbooks by caving to the board’s unreasonable demands.
The final review of these textbooks won’t happen until November, and these textbooks could be in classrooms for a decade. Now’s the time to put pressure on textbook publishers to stop accepting this scientifically debunked information.
Tell textbook publishers to stand up to the Texas State Board of Education and only publish books that are based on sound, peer-reviewed science scholarship. Click the link below to sign the petition automatically:
http://act.credoaction.com/go/1587?t=8&akid=8727.5084505.bx5l8X
Thank you for standing up for science.
Jordan Krueger, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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1. Dan, “Alarm Bells Are Ringing: Creationists Get Influential Positions in Texas Science Textbook Review.” Texas Freedom Network, July 30, 2013.
2. National Research Council. “Science, Evolution, and Creationism.” Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2008.
3. Gail Collins, “How Texas Inflicts Bad Textbooks on Us.” The New York Review of Books, June 21, 2012.
4. Jenny Bergman, “Darwin Skeptics.” Creation Science Hall of Fame.
5. [PDF] Barbara Forrest, “Understanding the Intelligent Design Creationist Movement: Its True Nature and Goals.” The Center for Inquiry, May, 2007.
6. Gail Collins, “How Texas Inflicts Bad Textbooks on Us.” The New York Review of Books, June 21, 2012.

The right-wing majority on the Texas State Board of Education wants to revise the state’s standards for science textbooks to require the addition of religious pseudoscience when teaching subjects like biology. And this isn’t just bad news for Texas schoolchildren, because the Texas standards will impact the textbooks used by millions of students nationwide.
The Texas State Board of Education recently invited a small group of people to review the biology textbooks that will be used for the next eight years, starting in 2014. But more than half of the reviewers are right-wing religious ideologues,1 some of whom are even skeptics of Darwin’s theory of evolution — considered one of the most reliably established facts in science, and a central tenet of biology.2
The ultimate goal of these sham textbook reviews — and Texas Board of Education curriculum reform — is to enshrine right-wing ideology into Texas textbooks. What’s worse, because of the scale of production of these textbooks, the dictates of the Texas State Board of Education will be included in textbooks used by millions of students in other states.
We can’t let them get away with replacing long-accepted scientific principles with religious pseudoscience and propaganda.3
Tell textbook publishers to stand up to the Texas State Board of Education and only publish books that are based on sound, peer-reviewed science scholarship. Click here to sign the petition automatically.
The most recent review of biology textbooks was a particularly egregious process considering the people who were invited to participate. Here are just a few of the reviewers who are listed in the Creation Science Hall of Fame as “Darwin Skeptics”4:

• Raymond Bohlin, a research fellow for an organization whose purpose is the promotion of “intelligent design” — a religious idea which seeks to cast doubt on evolution while circumventing the Supreme Court ruling that bars the teaching of “creation science” in public schools.5
• Walter Bradley, who helped launch the “intelligent design” movement with a book he coauthored, titled The Mystery of Life’s Origin.
• Ide Trotter, a wealthy funder of anti-science organizations who has repeatedly participated in science textbook reviews advocating for the inclusion of scientifically discredited theories about the weaknesses of evolution.

Tell textbook publishers to stand up to the Texas State Board of Education and only publish books that are based on sound, peer-reviewed science scholarship. Click here to sign the petition automatically.
Textbook publishers can refuse to make suggested changes, or pull out of the state’s business altogether, just as publisher Holt, Rinehart and Winston did in 1994, when Texas requested over 400 revisions in five health textbooks — including the removal of toll-free phone numbers for teenage suicide prevention groups.6
We’re not going to change the minds of some of the theocrats elected to the Texas State Board of Education. But we can pressure publishers not to compromise their science textbooks by caving to the board’s unreasonable demands.
The final review of these textbooks won’t happen until November, and these textbooks could be in classrooms for a decade. Now’s the time to put pressure on textbook publishers to stop accepting this scientifically debunked information.
Tell textbook publishers to stand up to the Texas State Board of Education and only publish books that are based on sound, peer-reviewed science scholarship. Click the link below to sign the petition automatically:
http://act.credoaction.com/go/1587?t=8&akid=8727.5084505.bx5l8X
Thank you for standing up for science.
Jordan Krueger, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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Sign the petition ?
1. Dan, “Alarm Bells Are Ringing: Creationists Get Influential Positions in Texas Science Textbook Review.” Texas Freedom Network, July 30, 2013.
2. National Research Council. “Science, Evolution, and Creationism.” Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2008.
3. Gail Collins, “How Texas Inflicts Bad Textbooks on Us.” The New York Review of Books, June 21, 2012.
4. Jenny Bergman, “Darwin Skeptics.” Creation Science Hall of Fame.
5. [PDF] Barbara Forrest, “Understanding the Intelligent Design Creationist Movement: Its True Nature and Goals.” The Center for Inquiry, May, 2007.
6. Gail Collins, “How Texas Inflicts Bad Textbooks on Us.” The New York Review of Books, June 21, 2012.

Three exhausted fishermen

Three exhausted fishermen wash up on the beach with their haul, but are too sleepy to divide it up. At dawn, the first fisherman decides to take his 1/3 share and go home; this he does and throws the 1 leftover fish back into the sea. Second one, later unaware of the first, acts identically […]

Three exhausted fishermen wash up on the beach with their haul, but are too sleepy to divide it up. At dawn, the first fisherman decides to take his 1/3 share and go home; this he does and throws the 1 leftover fish back into the sea. Second one, later unaware of the first, acts identically as does, finally the third one. So what is the minimum size of the original pile?

Apparently it was a Christmas tradition at St. John’s (University of Cambridge), where the math tutors would pose a riddle to incoming students. This was what Diarc was asked and his answer was -2.

Reglas del Futbol Callejero

1.- El “gordito” siempre es el portero
2.- El partido acaba cuando todos están cansados.
3.- Aunque el partido vaya 20-0 el juego se decide en “gol gana”
4.- No hay árbitro.
5.- No hay fuera de lugar.
6.- Si el dueño del balón se enoja, se jodieron todos, se acaba el partido.
7.- Los 2 mejores no pueden estar en el mismo equipo, ellos son los que escogen.
8.- El que vuela el balón, va por el.
9.-

1.- El “gordito” siempre es el portero
2.- El partido acaba cuando todos están cansados.
3.- Aunque el partido vaya 20-0 el juego se decide en “gol gana”
4.- No hay árbitro.
5.- No hay fuera de lugar.
6.- Si el dueño del balón se enoja, se jodieron todos, se acaba el partido.
7.- Los 2 mejores no pueden estar en el mismo equipo, ellos son los que escogen.
8.- El que vuela el balón, va por el.
9.-

NASA-Funded Scientists Detect Water on Moon’s Surface that Hints at Water Below

NASA-funded lunar research has yielded evidence of water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface.


This image of the moon was generated by data collected by NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper

NASA-funded lunar research has yielded evidence of water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface.