Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday Links: January 12th, 2013

Saturday links!
  • Science popularity is growing online!
  • Good science always has political ramifications. 
  • A great post on chemophobia by See Ar Oh ( 
  • Snakes on a plane! No, really, snakes on a plane.
  • As you may know, there is an official petition page for the White House. Citizens can write a petition about anything they want to see happen. Any petition that gets enough signatures requires a formal statement by the White House. Someone thought it would be a good idea to petition the White House to build a Death Star. Certainly they won't respond to that, right? Wrong. This great response (Titled "This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For") gives a few jokes about the implausibility/immorality of building a Death Star and then takes this opportunity to highlight the great science that is actually happening in space. I thought this was a perfect response by the White House.