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The scientific literature is strangely bereft of teaspoon related research

This is why I love NPR: Scientists Befuddled in Missing Teaspoon Caper The best part of this is that the article that NPR reports on was published in BMJ: The case of the disappearing teaspoons: longitudinal cohort study of the … Continue reading

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Evidence that Republicans really are brain damaged

Activation Of Brain Region Predicts Altruism, from ScienceDaily “…fMRI scans showed that increased activity in the posterior superior temporal sulcus strongly predicted a person’s likelihood for altruistic behavior. …the ability to perceive other people’s actions as meaningful is critical for … Continue reading

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More giant squids

As my students know, I have a thing for giant squids. So here’s some happy news: Researchers catch giant squid, from CNN The one pictured here is just a peanut, in giant squid terms: a mere 24 feet long. There … Continue reading

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Now where did I put that planet?

Probably fell between the sofa cushions.

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It ain’t rocket science

No, it’s librarianship. NASA can’t find original tape of moon landing, from Reuters In all, some 700 boxes of transmissions from the Apollo lunar missions are missing… The material was held by the National Archives but returned to NASA sometime … Continue reading

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Tiny Bubbles

Actually 620 miles in diameter is not tiny at all. Unless you’re comparing it to the diameter of the Earth. Anyway, this is certainly the weirdest & most compelling headline I’ve seen in a long time. Earth Surrounded by Giant … Continue reading

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It actually is all my fault

I’m posting this primarily for my sister. My younger sister. Merely having an older sibling can be bad influence, from USA Today

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