Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

Dietary Supplements

http://nyti.ms/1j5s8xA NYTimes: Skip the Supplements Dietary supplements: mislabeled, contaminated and probably useless. Advertisements

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ADD

http://nyti.ms/1hTovJJ NYTimes: The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder Diagnoses have soared as makers of the drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have found success with a two-decade marketing campaign.

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Who was Per Brinck?

Originally posted on The Smaller Majority:
Brinckiella elegans – a beautiful species from Western Cape Province of South Africa. Females of all species in this genus, and males in at least one, are completely wingless. This is rare among katydids…

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The outgroup for animals: ctenophores

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Ctenophores, or comb jellies, are a phylum of animals whose relative position in the Great Tree of Life—along with the other metazoan (multicellular) animal phyla of Cnidaria (jellyfish, corals sea anemones), Porifera (sponges) …

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Is this the Closest a Wingsuit Pilot Has Ever Flown to the Ground?

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Puppy Surfs On Dog | AFV

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Ken Miller, Joe Levine—and evolution—win in Texas

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
If you’ve followed the Texas Textbook Kerfuffle (see my post here), you’ll know that the Texas School Board approved all of the high-school biology textbooks submitted to them except for one: Ken Miller…

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A word to the unwise from a peeved (and tipsy) scientist

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
This Facebook exchange, posted at quick meme, was initiated by a stupid anti-vaxer remark.  A scientist (both names are redacted), apparently containing a titer of ethanol, responded. I make no claims for its…

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50 Weird Facts About All 50 States

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New Species of Dwarf Tapir Discovered in Amazon Rainforest – D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

New Species of Dwarf Tapir Discovered in Amazon Rainforest – D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com.

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Top nature pictures of 2013

Top nature pictures of 2013.

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Scalia Calls ‘Duck Dynasty’ Decision Unconstitutional : The New Yorker

Scalia Calls 'Duck Dynasty' Decision Unconstitutional : The New Yorker.

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