First, I was quite pleased about the public stand that he took regarding global warming. Recently, he spoke out regarding a US presidential candidate’s words promoting fear and bigotry.
My feeling is that it is clear that Francis is a world leader. The presidential candidate is not.
Check out their blog at http://ligonews.blogspot.com/ .
Here is their press release. – detection-press-release
Important stuff if you have an interest in physics and astronomy!
Check it out on weekday afternoons.
Mundo Latino on Saturday afternoons is great, too.
Having always been a fan of the painting, The Garden of Early Delights, I especially like this guide tour.
From what I read these days, it may be that Hieronymus Bosch may not have painted the whole thing. Not sure that matters, except to historians.
Cory Doctorow explains why it is bad. (It is a poor quality video, but the message is good.)
Here’s a link to a video recording of recent presentation that he made. It is a good high-level description of where Canonical is headed. (Mark’s talk begins about 10 minutes into the video.)