links for 2007-08-29

  • The spectacular eclipse occurs the morning of August 28. Circumstances favor observers west of the Mississippi, who missed out on the March lunar eclipse. Better still, this event marks the first central lunar eclipse since 2000.
  • The days of sexist science teachers and Barbies chirping that “math class is tough!” are over, according to pop culture, but a government program aimed at bringing more women and girls into science, technology, engineering and math fields suggests otherwi
  • CBS is strongly denying allegations that its upcoming reality skein “Kid Nation” violated New Mexico child labor laws or put any of its youthful participants in danger during production. The New Mexico attorney general’s office said Thursday that in light
  • Photographs show square watermelons.
  • From a lead role as Eve’s tempter in the Bible to regular appearances in the Harry Potter books and movies, snakes have slithered their way into world mythology and popular culture with tales born of fear as well as respect.
  • Verunks writes “In honor of the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, NASA will launch Luke Skywalker’s original Jedi lightsaber into space along with the crew of the space shuttle Discovery. The launch is slated for October.”
  • The techniques shown are advanced level and require more than just technical knowledge of Photoshop, they actually require talent and knowledge of design, layout, balance, color theory, subtlety, etc. If you are an advanced user, I hope you find these tec
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