the passover plagues — 4/18/14

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Researchers report female cave insect with grasping penis, leads to accusations of sexist science

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The interesting stuff in this post is the biology, and the subsequent controversy about whether these female cave insects really have “penises,” is an ancillary and unpredictable result of politically correct policing of internet science. But first let me tell you about the science.

In a new paper in Current Biology by Kazunori Yoshizawa et al. (abstract and reference below), four authors from Japan and Brazil report observations of several species of cave insects in the genus Neotragla. These are mites in the order Psocodea. And the researchers found something pretty amazing, at least to a biologist. In species studied in this genus, the females have a penis-like structure called the gynosome, which is normally retracted inside the body. (The researchers call this a “penis” from time to time in their paper.) When the insects copulate, though, the female gynosome is inserted into the body of the male, and sucks up spermatophores (packets of sperm that contain other…

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British Pathé Makes 85,000 Historical Clips Available On YouTube | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2014/04/17/british-pathe-makes-85000-historical-clips-available-on-youtube/

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Daily Kos :: The State of Texas Has Held a Man in Prison for 33 Years Without a Valid Conviction and Sentence

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/18/1292888/-The-State-of-Texas-Has-Held-a-Man-in-Prison-for-33-Years-Without-a-Valid-Conviction-and-Sentence?detail=email

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Chicago Tribune – Front Page – Joseph Sperling and his attorney Jon Loevy – Photos

http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/545/article/p2p-79945883/

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Alan Waldman : ‘Dirty, Pretty Things’ with Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor is a movie you sho uld see | The Rag Blog

http://www.theragblog.com/alan-waldman-dirty-pretty-things-with-oscar-nominee-chiwetel-ejiofor-is-a-movie-you-should-see/

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New Statesman | Despite the best efforts of Cameron’s Britain, being in your twenties is actually great

http://www.newstatesman.com/lifestyle/2014/04/despite-best-efforts-cameron-s-britain-being-your-twenties-actually-great

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The Believer Logger – The Immortal Horizon — The Immortal Horizon

http://logger.believermag.com/post/83014610148/the-immortal-horizon

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The Rapture of the Nerds | TIME.com

http://time.com/66536/terasem-trascendence-religion-technology/?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email

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Segregation Now – ProPublica

http://www.propublica.org/article/segregation-now-full-text

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Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 69, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3196/the-art-of-fiction-no-69-gabriel-garcia-marquez

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Nico’s Story

So worth the watch Nico’s Story

http://5by.com/x/5mx

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Why are some animals so ugly? – Earth Unplugged

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http://youtu.be/8nYpVlTdr3I

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The one video you need to see today.

http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=819c84886ac37f54e0e002d25&id=4cd8a576bd&e=0a4e3fff26

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Redface has another big day at the ballpark in Cleveland

http://www.clevelandfrowns.com/2014/04/redface-has-another-big-day-at-the-ballpark-in-cleveland/

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You Know Those Models With Unrealistic Bodies? Ellen Had One On Her Show. Yep, Totally Impossible.

http://www.upworthy.com/you-know-those-models-with-unrealistic-bodies-ellen-had-one-on-her-show-yep-totally-impossible?c=upw1

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Up Close with Nature: Tropical spiders

http://orionmystery.blogspot.com/2012/01/tropical-spiders.html

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‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’, by Thomas Piketty – FT.com

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0c6e9302-c3e2-11e3-a8e0-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2z6SyKkV9

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Sign Warfare – Asymptote

http://www.asymptotejournal.com/article.php?cat=Nonfiction&id=63&curr_index=21&curPage=

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It’s Adventure Time

http://theholenearthecenteroftheworld.com/

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Stiglitz.pdf

http://www.frbatlanta.org/documents/news/conferences/14fmc/Stiglitz.pdf
Stiglitz.pdf

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Errors in Inquiry on Rape Allegations Against FSU’s Jameis Winston

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/16/sports/100000002824385.app.html

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KIDS REACT TO WALKMANS (Portable Cassette Players)

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The Dickens of Detroit «

The Dickens of Detroit «.

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Macro Man: The Mystery of the Dots

Macro Man: The Mystery of the Dots.

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Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo | Life and style | The Guardian

Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo | Life and style | The Guardian.

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Amelymeloptical Illusion – The Browser

Amelymeloptical Illusion – The Browser.

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Malaysia imperils forest reserves and sea turtle nesting ground for industrial site (photos)

Malaysia imperils forest reserves and sea turtle nesting ground for industrial site (photos).

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Nearly a thousand environmental activists murdered since 2002

Nearly a thousand environmental activists murdered since 2002.

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On Eve of Pope’s visit to Israel, Radical Israeli Settlers attack Christian Village | Informed Comment

On Eve of Pope’s visit to Israel, Radical Israeli Settlers attack Christian Village | Informed Comment.

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18136.pdf

18136.pdf.

International Court of Justice Ruling against Japanese whaling.

 

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Three Expensive Milliseconds – NYTimes.com

Three Expensive Milliseconds – NYTimes.com.

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White House Pressed to Protect Ailing Monarch Butterflies – NYTimes.com – NYTimes.com

White House Pressed to Protect Ailing Monarch Butterflies – NYTimes.com – NYTimes.com.

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Zuckerberg Vows Facebook Will Shoot Down Google Drones : The New Yorker

Zuckerberg Vows Facebook Will Shoot Down Google Drones : The New Yorker.

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Again?

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A tw**t from The Worldwide Times . I assume the picture is authentic:

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h/t: Grania

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▶ The Lifemark Flash Mob: The World’s Oldest Flash Mob – YouTube

▶ The Lifemark Flash Mob: The World’s Oldest Flash Mob – YouTube.

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Burkhard Bilger: The Dark and Dangerous World of Extreme Cavers : The New Yorker

http://m.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/04/21/140421fa_fact_bilger?utm_source=tny&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weeklyemail&mbid=nl_Weekly%20(33)

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Philip Gourevitch: Remembering the Genocide in Rwanda : The New Yorker

http://m.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/04/21/140421taco_talk_gourevitch?utm_source=tny&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weeklyemail&mbid=nl_Weekly%20(33)

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Ross Douthat and David Bentley Hart tell us how to find religious truth | Why Evolution Is True

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/ross-douthat-and-david-bentley-hart-tell-us-how-to-find-religious-truth/

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Why Do We Love the Titanic? : The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/04/16/120416fa_fact_mendelsohn?currentPage=all&mobify=0

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Suffering Children and the Christian Science Church – 95.04

http://m.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/flashbks/xsci/suffer.htm?Src=longreads

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The Toddler Who Survived, and the Cop Who Became Her Mom – NYTimes.com

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/nyregion/30-years-after-the-palm-sunday-massacre-christina-rivera-and-joanne-jaffe-tell-their-story.html?emc=edit_na_20140413&nlid=2602875&_r=0&referrer=

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Boycotts are a crucial weapon to fight environment-harming firms

https://theconversation.com/boycotts-are-a-crucial-weapon-to-fight-environment-harming-firms-25267

H/T Brian

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Beekeeper creates coat of living bees – in pictures | World news | theguardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2014/apr/10/beekeeper-creates-coat-of-living-bees-in-pictures

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Mini Masters – Crazy Golf

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Super cute sloth squeak!

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The Ultimate Warrior, 1959-2014 «

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/the-ultimate-warrior-1959-2014/

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Children of ‘Men’ «

http://grantland.com/features/children-of-men/

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Irrational Treasure «

http://grantland.com/features/irrational-treasure/

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A lovely fossilized beetle | Why Evolution Is True

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/a-lovely-fossilized-beetle/

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