Archive | November, 2013

THE WHOLE TOOTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH

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A week or so ago, scientists announced that they had identified a heretofore unknown and long-extinct species of platypus based solely on digging up one solitary tooth. From one lone incisor, the scientists extrapolated that the here-yesteryear/gone today platypus was over twice the size of its modern descendant, lived in freshwater pools, dined on crayfish…
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Macy’s Flips the Thanksgiving Bird – Tells PETA Don’t Rain on My Parade

If you’ve ever shopped at Macy’s in Manhattan and took the escalator past the mink coats and leather handbags, then it’s no surprise that the mega store recently flipped the Thanksgiving bird at PETA. With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade about to step off on Thursday, the animal-rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment…
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Reasonable Doubt About Our Own Memories

It’s an almost universally familiar scenario: You’re standing talking to a friend, and all of a sudden you draw a blank trying to think of the name of that one guy from high school… who used to do that one thing… only to have the memory hit you like a bolt of lightning later when…
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PRIVACY – ONE GENERATION WANTS IT, ONE GENERATION SAYS ‘WHATEVER’

I came across this headline online, “83 Year Old Man Kills His Roommate for Singing” and my mind, as minds tend to do, immediately rushed in to fill the blanks. After all, depending on circumstances, people get charged with murder in varying degrees, and even whether it was voluntary, involuntary, or self-defense. And the first…
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When Satellites Fall on Your House: Probability and Consequences

It seems like the world goes on alert more and more frequently because one of our own satellites is plummeting back to earth (despite the fact that this seems pretty logical based on the old saying about “what goes up…”). Regardless, such was the case only earlier this month, when the European Space Agency’s (ESA)…
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