New neuroscience blogs
The introductory chapter to The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience by Jamie Ward is availabe at Psychology Press (via Mind Hacks); Project Gutenburg offers 19,000 free e-books for download (via Acephalous), and a draft version of Marvin Minsky‘s new book, The Emotion Machine is available on his website [Chapters: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9] (via Neurocontrarian).
This superb film clip has been made using images from the Hubble Space Telescope (ESA/ NASA). View other similar clips at the ESA website.
While we’re on the subject of space, check out Anousheh Ansari’s Space blog. Ansari is the world’s fourth ‘space tourist’, and the first person to blog from outer space! She allegedly paid $25 million for a ticket to fly on a Russian spacecraft, and her blog immediately became the top WordPress blog.
Below are satellite images of the Hubbard Glacier in 1985 (left) and 2003 (right), from One Planet, Many People: Atlas of our Changing Environment, a project by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with Google Earth, which documents how we as a species have impacted our environment. Satellite images of 100 environmental hotspots are now available at Google Earth.
Below on the left is a microscopic sculpture of the Statue of Liberty in the eye of a needle, created by Willard Wigan using sugar crystals and dust particles. On the right is a panel from Shooting War, an online graphic novel by Anthony Lappé and Dan Goldman, which makes some interesting points about how blogging could potentially revolutionize journalism. I haven’t finished reading it yet, so I don’t know the authors’ stance on the ‘war on terror’.