Monthly Archives: December 2014

Why Did the Ostrich Cross the Road?

I have no idea, but this video has been cracking me up to no end:

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Links 12/24/14

Links for you. Science: Back to the Future with Roman Architectural Concrete Why Does This Weird Insect Flash Warnings After An Attack? For Sale: “Your Name Here” in a Prestigious Science Journal. An investigation into some scientific papers finds worrying … Continue reading

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Christmas at 22nd and R

Observed at the corner of 22nd and R Streets, Sheridan-Kalorama, D.C.: Bonus exposure:

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Lighthouses

Since it’s my birthday, I’m going to leave you with some pictures of where I’ll be today–the model train exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Gardens. So don’t break anything while I’m out, ya bastids. Lighthouses:

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Links 12/23/14

Links for you. Science: ‘A Great Moment’: Rover Finds Methane, a Clue That Mars May Harbor Life How to Write a Science Feature Fast test reveals drug-resistant bacteria Congress polishes the turd that was NCCAM Measles Transmission at a Domestic … Continue reading

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Gaming and…TB?

This is arguably one of the weirder microbiology articles of 2014 (boldface mine): Local area network (LAN) gaming centers (variant of cyber cafes) have proliferated over the past 2 decades. Patrons sometimes spend considerable time playing multiplayer computer games at … Continue reading

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The Unaccountability of Security State Decisions

Charles Pierce makes a very chilling observation (boldface mine): For the past two weeks, on two different fronts, we have been confronted with the unpleasant fact that there are people working in the institutions of our self-government who believe themselves … Continue reading

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Links 12/22/14

Links for you. Science: Making science a desirable career The Rise of the Y-Axis-Zero Fundamentalists Wealth may have driven the rise of today’s religions Challenge the abuse of science in setting policy The NIPS Experiment: Half the papers appearing at … Continue reading

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One Thing Police and Protestors Probably Agree On

Guns. Over the weekend, two New York City policemen as well as a Tampa Bay police officer were killed by former felons. Who had access to firearms. I don’t know Florida and Maryland gun laws well enough to know if … Continue reading

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Why Not Buy the Team Instead? Stadium Building Run Amok

This has to be the dumbest sports franchise welfare program yet (boldface mine): The D.C. Council put finishing touches Wednesday on plans for a 20,000-seat Major League Soccer stadium, concluding a decade-long search for and months of negotiations over a … Continue reading

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