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- Michael Shermer: Theism v. Atheism: I'm A Realist, Not An "Accommodationist" – It's what you do, not what you believe, or why that matters.
- Stanford Certificate in Bioinformatics – Information on Stanford's Bioinformatics certificate program, which makes use of OpenCourseWare resources, and can be completed (without credit) by anyone with a net connection, it looks like.
- Computational Molecular Biology – Online course materials, including homework, notes, and lectures as video from Stanford.
- Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: urban land transport – A comparison of the health benefits of low emission motor vehicles vs. mass active transportation (walking, cycling) in urban areas (London, Delhi). Active transport comes out way ahead.
- A Few Words on Transportation User Fees – An order of magnitude calculation demonstrating that the appropriate gas tax, if one wishes to have the US highways pay for themselves, is on the order of $1/gallon.
- Analysis Finds Shifting Trends in Highway Funding: User Fees Make Up Decreasing Share – Only about half of highway funding currently comes from road user fees. A third comes from "non-user" fees… aka the general fund. A sixth comes from bond financing, mostly state and local. Not only are cars death machines, they're freeloading death machines.
- Craig Venter's Epic Voyage to Redefine the Origin of the Species – A long article about Venter's quest to sequence every gene on Earth. Naked.
- http://www.naru-sundar.com/ – Naru's music site, all BY-NC-SA 3.0.
- Henna for Hair – Notes on dying hair with henna, recipes, etc.