Stories about Science from February, 2008
Bahrain: Lost causes?
Recently a number of bloggers have complained about a lack of real education, a lack of critical thinking, and a lack of political engagement in Bahrain. Ayesha Saldanha tunes into the Bahraini blogosphere to bring us the story.
Russia: Amateur Astronomy
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about amateur astronomy in Russia.
Poland: U.S. Satellite Fears
A discussion of whether or not Poland is “in danger from exploding US spy satellite” – over at the beatroot.
Puerto Rico: Total Eclipse
The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that there will be a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday: “The entire celestial event will be visible from South America and most of North America on Feb. 20 as well as Western Europe, Africa, and western Asia on Feb. 21.”
Brazil: 375 years of the Galileo affair
Vejo Tudo e Não Morro [pt] reminds us that in February 13, 1633, exactly 375 years ago, Galileo Galilei stood Inquisition trial on suspicion of heresy for defending the heliocentric theory of Copernicus, whereas Western Christian biblical references would state that “the world is firmly established, it cannot be moved.”