Hungarian “Crocodile Hunter” dies in a rattlesnake driven motorcycle accident

New Orleans, Louisiana is a home of many weird people full with bizarre stories. One of them was Sandor Szalmas a Katrina survivor, jack-of all trades DIY Hungarian, who lived in the town since 1981. When I first heard the story of his fatal Dec. 5. motorcycle accident last week, he was in a coma… Continue reading Hungarian “Crocodile Hunter” dies in a rattlesnake driven motorcycle accident

Last minute, low budget Halloween costume: Mr. Evil Google

Components from top to bottom: Insulated Test/Jumper Leads wig blue ethernet cable original Google T-shirt (I got mine at the Euro Maker Faire) badge (actually I used my SciFoo badge just inside out, there was a modified Google Search Box on the other side with an “I am feeling Evil” button) components desperately needed, but… Continue reading Last minute, low budget Halloween costume: Mr. Evil Google

Greg Block’s Oracy and science as an exercise in humanitarianism

Did you now what oracy means? Never mind. From late September, Oracy is the blog of Tulane grad student and colleague Gregory Block, whom you can catch now just in the middle of finding his blog voice. Topics are focused on rants about science (specially stem cells), Greg’s melancholy music and stories from New Orleans.… Continue reading Greg Block’s Oracy and science as an exercise in humanitarianism