Here are some noteworthy science and environmental links folks are Digging
— The New York Times' Kate Galbraith reports on an informal, four-college survey she conducted that seems to indicate a growing interest in universities' environmental programs.
— The Coen brothers directed this ad mocking the coal industry's "clean coal" marketing push. It's the funniest commercial for the This Is Reality ad campaign I've seen yet, and features the same kind of clever dialogue that made Coen classics such as The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men so genius.
— Following news that faster cameras
are letting scientists study lightning more easily than ever before, this time-delay video of a bolt provides a hypnotizing slo-mo look at the phenomenon.
— This post from BldgBlog highlights a Google Maps mashup
that lets you see how various nuclear weapons — and a dinosaur-annihilating asteroid impact — would affect any city in the world. Given a choice, I'd take the nuke.