NaNoWriMo has killed my blogging productivity for November but I am making great progress on my novel. It's the sixth year I've done it and it looks like it will be the fifth year that I will hit the goal of 50,000 words. Here's my profile if any of you are doing it and want to add me to your buddy list. Or if you just want to track my progress. Hey, it'll let you blow off work for thirty more seconds.
Anyway, regular content will resume soon but until then, check out Francesco Marciuliano's take on Galileo.
The Perky Skeptic and I heartily endorse the concept of Scientists-as-rock-stars.