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My Little Finger
My Little FingerByRobin Hanson·February 20, 2014 9:45 am·Comments (32)·« Prev·Next »Adam Smith:Let us suppose that the great empire of China, with all its myriads of...


Cygnus columbianus
Cygnus columbianusByMatt YoungonMarch 17, 2014 12:00 PM|2 CommentsCygnus columbianus– tundra swan, Walden Ponds, Boulder, Colorado, March, 2014. A single swan, presumably...


Deceased--Jack A. Kinzler
Deceased--Jack A. KinzlerJack A. KinzlerJanuary 9th, 1920 to March 4th, 2014"NASA’s Mr. Fix-It, Jack Kinzler dies at 94" March 15th, 2014The Eastern TribuneThe Skylab’s...


Some teeth are showing by the government for the for-profit colleges
Some teeth are showing by the government for the for-profit colleges"Will your degree get you a good job? US proposes test for for-profit colleges."The proposed 'gainful...


Deceased--Mae Keane
Deceased--Mae KeaneMae KeaneMay 28th, 1906 to March 1st, 2014"Mae Keane, Whose Job Brought Radium to Her Lips, Dies at 107"byWilliam YardleMarch 13th, 2014The New York...


Arrest made in Anne Frank book vandalism
Arrest made in Anne Frank book vandalism"Japan arrest over Anne Frank book vandalism"March 14th, 2014BBC NEWSPolice in Japan have arrested a man suspected of vandalising...


A coincidence?...maybe
A coincidence?...maybe"Oklahoma Fox affiliate cuts evolution from 'Cosmos' premiere"In what Oklahoma City's Fox 25 called an operator error, the station aired a local news...


Two for one...Einstein and Pi
Two for one...Einstein and PiPosted byMercuryat11:30 AMEmail ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestLabels:Einstein birthday,pi


"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"...a review
"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"...a reviewOverall, the program was a dismal failure. It wasn't even an hour long being interrupted by dozens of commercials. Why didn't PBS...


Pinocchio, fairy tales, and AI
Pinocchio, fairy tales, and AI"The Pinocchio Threshold: A possible better indication of AGI than the Turing Test"byRick SearleFebruary 24th, 2014Instititute for Ethics and...


"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"...airs March 9th
"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"...airs March 9th"Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why the new Cosmos matters so much"byJason ShankelMarch 3rd, 2014io9This Sunday, March 9th, what...


The plot thickens...CU-Boulder philosophy professor banned from campus
The plot thickens...CU-Boulder philosophy professor banned from campus"CU-Boulder philosophy professor on leave, barred from campus"bySarah KutaMarch 6th, 2014Daily...


Pithovirus sibericum...brought to life
Pithovirus sibericum...brought to life"Giant Virus Resurrected from 30,000-Year-Old Ice"The discovery of the largest virus yet, still infectious, hints at the viral...


Deceased--Alain Resnais
Deceased--Alain ResnaisAlain ResnaisJune 3rd, 1922 to March 1st, 2014"Alain Resnais dies at 91; French New Wave filmmaker"Considered one of France's greatest filmmakers,...


Sarah Chinski is selected essay winner and will go to NEAF
Sarah Chinski is selected essay winner and will go to NEAFHer trip should be a lot of fun...congratulations."Astronomy selects 2014 Youth Essay Contest...


Knowledge of your demise...wanna know?
Knowledge of your demise...wanna know?"A blood test to predict imminent death? Would you want to take it?"byMelissa HealyFebruary 28th, 2014Los Angeles TimesHere are some...


“The Epic of Gilgamesh” and the flood
“The Epic of Gilgamesh” and the flood"Marina Warner on 'Gilgamesh,' the flood and what remains"byDavid L. UlinFebruary 27th, 2014Los Angeles Times“Myths, like inquisitive...


"Starlog" magazine is available for free at Internet Archive
"Starlog" magazine is available for free at Internet ArchiveInternet Archive...Starlogwas a monthly science-fiction film magazine published by Starlog Group Inc. The...


STEM re-evaluated
STEM re-evaluated"The truth about the great American science shortfall"by  Karin KleinFebruary 24th, 2014Los Angeles TimesIt was confusing when, several years ago, Bill...


To error is human, but big mistakes made at the Philosophy...
To error is human, but big mistakes made at the Philosophy Department at CU-Boulder"Philosophy profs: CU-Boulder shouldn't have shared private info"They say privacy around...


Self-perception via the telescope
Self-perception via the telescope"Gaze Upon the Internet's First Telescope Archive"byBen RichmondFebruary 20th, 2014MotherboardThere has never been an object that changed...


Maybe we don't need to know...science fiction accuracy
Maybe we don't need to know...science fiction accuracyPrinceton University Press...From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science...


AT&T coughed up a recording of a very long distance phone call...to...
AT T coughed up a recording of a very long distance phone call...to the Moon"Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch President Nixon Dial the Moon in 1969"byDaniela...


Difficult to understand...destruction of Anne Frank's Diary
Difficult to understand...destruction of Anne Frank's Diary"Anne Frank's Diary vandalised in Japan libraries"February 21st, 2014BBC NEWSMore than 100 copies ofAnne Frank's...


Ah, the good ole days...computer nostalgia
Ah, the good ole days...computer nostalgiaDial up modem...Dot matrix printer...Storage units...Posted byMercuryat2:55 PMEmail ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to...


Lunar real estate rights
Lunar real estate rights"Lunar property rights"Hard cheesebyK.R.February 16th, 2014The EconomistWHO owns the Moon? According to the United Nations Outer Space Treaty,...


Women at CU-Boulder philosophy department speak out
Women at CU-Boulder philosophy department speak out"Female CU-Boulder philosophy colleagues speak out on report"bySarah KutaFebruary 18th, 2014Boulder Daily CameraFor the...


Public health vs business thinking: a case study from the Hult...
Public health vs business thinking: a case study from the Hult Prize CompetitionByKremlin WickramasinghePosted:March 19, 2014This week, regular PLOS blogger and Oxford...


A Disease of Considerable Antiquity: Cancer Detected in a Nubian...
A Disease of Considerable Antiquity: Cancer Detected in a Nubian SkeletonBySamantha WallacePosted:March 19, 2014New bone formation in a lesion of the pelvis.Cancer, the...


This week in PLOS Biology
This week in PLOS BiologyByClaire MclaughlanPosted:March 18, 2014The antifungal drug fluconazole induces Candida albicans to form a novel celltype—a ‘‘trimera’’—that...


GRE and Graduate School Success: The Key is in the Writing
GRE and Graduate School Success: The Key is in the WritingByRebecca MartonPosted:March 18, 2014Vocabulary study materials for the general GRE. Many students memorize...


Celebrating World Water Day with a good WASH
Celebrating World Water Day with a good WASHByPLOS Neglected Tropical DiseasesPosted:March 18, 2014Attribution: Flickr, Diganta TalukdarThis coming Saturday marks the...