Daily Archives: December 22, 2012

Spider That Builds Its Own Spider Decoys Discovered | Wired Science | Wired.com

Spider That Builds Its Own Spider Decoys Discovered | Wired Science | Wired.com.

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Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Don’t expect deep thoughts today, for I have writing to do! For some reason I’ve been posting a lot of arachnids lately.  But this one is special: it weaves a web that contains…

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Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
by Matthew Cobb Paleontologists sometimes use terms that are rather different from the rest of the scientific community. One of my favourites is ‘enigmatic’. This term is often and appropriately applied to the…

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Mistaken Point and the Limits of Actualism | Life Traces of the Georgia Coast

Mistaken Point and the Limits of Actualism | Life Traces of the Georgia Coast.

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Review of FBI forensics does not extend to federally trained state, local examiners – The Washington Post

Review of FBI forensics does not extend to federally trained state, local examiners – The Washington Post.

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Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
by Matthew Cobb Here’s something to whet the appetite of UK readers and to make those elsewhere pester their TV providers. It’s the trailer for Wonders of Life, the new series by University…

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Little Boy Gets Real-Life Spider-Man for Christmas

Check out this video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/yFK6iv4oW3A

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Five myths about gun control – The Washington Post

Five myths about gun control – The Washington Post.

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Top Ten Ways NRA Stole Christmas this Year | Informed Comment

Top Ten Ways NRA Stole Christmas this Year | Informed Comment.

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Tutti Frutti Self-Portraits | You Creatives

Tutti Frutti Self-Portraits | You Creatives.

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The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2012 | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2012 | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network.

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Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
From the Irish Times, we have an unintentionally hilarious tale of a Roman Catholic priest who got into trouble for dispelling the myth of Santa: Children at a north Kerry school who became…

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The Simple Truth About Gun Control : The New Yorker

The Simple Truth About Gun Control : The New Yorker.

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Lawrence O’Donnell On NRA Presser: Wayne LaPierre Is A ‘Desperate, Cornered Rat’

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Recommended read from Salon.com: The year in sex

The year in sex December 21, 2012 06:30 PM | TRACY CLARK-FLORY View full article at Salon.com

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Recommended read from Salon.com: “Zero Dark Thirty” is indefensible

“Zero Dark Thirty” is indefensible December 22, 2012 08:00 AM | ALEX GIBNEY View full article at Salon.com

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Recommended read from Salon.com: Most racist restaurant in America?

Most racist restaurant in America? December 22, 2012 10:00 AM | LAURA GOTTESDIENER View full article at Salon.com

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Playing Taxes Hold ’Em: ‘GOP Crazies’ Save Progressives from Obama (Again) | Common Dreams

Playing Taxes Hold ’Em: ‘GOP Crazies’ Save Progressives from Obama (Again) | Common Dreams.

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The cat with 17 lives

The cat with 17 lives.

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Article: US court halts anti-gay ‘conversion’ law

US court halts anti-gay ‘conversion’ law http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/12/2012122223728233995.html Sent via Flipboard

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Article: Pakistan mob burns man accused of desecrating Koran alive

Pakistan mob burns man accused of desecrating Koran alive http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE8BL03R20121222?irpc=932 Sent via Flipboard

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Article: NRA chief breaks post-Newtown silence to call for armed guards at schools

NRA chief breaks post-Newtown silence to call for armed guards at schools http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/21/nra-newtown-armed-guards-schools Sent via Flipboard

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stunlaw: The Author Signal: Nietzsche’s Typewriter and Medium Theory

stunlaw: The Author Signal: Nietzsche’s Typewriter and Medium Theory.

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