Friday, May 22, 2009

Sometimes It Is Amusing

All In A Name?
Every once in awhile, the perfect name pops up for the job. This time it's our new head of the FDA. It should be a good Jeopardy question.

Hamburg Heads Food & Drug

New head of FDA, Dr. Margaret Hamburg

Hamburg, 53, told senators at her confirmation hearing that she wants to restore public confidence in the agency by putting science first and by running an open and accountable operation.

As an assistant health secretary under President Bill Clinton, Hamburg helped lay the groundwork for the government's bio terrorism and flu pandemic preparations. Before that, she ran New York City's health department. (AP)


Spring Chicken

I thought I would share
some pictures I found while surfing the net.

A retrospective of my thoughts and feelings about 64 trips around the Sun is on my mind. It should be ready in a couple of days. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures, I did.

I Like Lemurs

Lemur like fossil may help illustrate evolution of primates.

In a new book,
documentary, and promotional Web site, paleontologist Jorn Hurum, who led the team that analyzed the 47-million-year-old fossil seen above, suggests Ida is a critical missing-link species in primate evolution (interactive guide to human evolution from National Geographic magazine).

Moon Over St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia, May 19, 2009--A full moon seems to hover above the dome of the Smolny Cathedral at dawn in a photo taken with a digital camera through the eyepiece of a telescope.
—Photograph by Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

Line Of Equatorial Storms

Great enhanced satellite graphic from weather report.

"Come on, let me in!"

"Dave's not here."

"Very funny. Now let me in."

This picture from 1999

The atmosphere looks a lot, "cleaner", 10 years ago.

The Emerald Isle

Wave clouds surround
Ireland in an image captured by NASA's Aqua satellite on March 18.

One More Hubble Picture

Great picture of John Grunsfeld and Hubble

Today's Relatively Appropriate Song;

Rocket Man - Elton John

Small/Big World

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