De-Extinction

I’m thrilled by the scientific capability. I have a problem with his answer to the final question, though. How can you argue to bring back species sent to extinction by the carelessness of humanity at the cost of other species? Isn’t that just exchanging one extinct species for another? Possibly more?

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Mars

If you’re like me you spend a lot of time thinking about Mars. Have you seen this one yet? I’ve seen it before but it recently popped up again on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. almosttrees_mro_2560.jpg (2560×1920).   Almost as cool as…

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Rachel Maddow explains the election

YouTube user Tumwatl uploaded and transcribed this exhilarating clip from the Rachel Maddow show. I encourage every American to watch this. In the first minute she dispels the fringe theories of the right-wing, but then at 1:17 she gets right down to the structure of the two party system. Her salient argument is that we need vigorous debate […]

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Red Can

I want to share this with you fellows. I’ve mentioned it to Dan and Wil, and Kosmo has almost certainly seen it on my Facebook page, but I want answers. Is a can of Coca-Cola actually less terrible for you than a can of Minute Maid Fruit Punch? Are these numbers deceptive in any way?

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Golden!

Catherine, like Scott and I, has a birthday that follows the super-cool formula for awesomeness: m x 3 = d where m = numerical month and d = date. It’s a pretty cool way to figure out who your friends are. (Suck it, other people; especially Kosmo, but especially Wil.) Here’s a picture I took of […]

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