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And something else to keep [ profile] head58 out of the water.

Scientists are now discovering that the top hundredth-inch of the ocean is somewhat like a sheet of jelly. And this odd habitat, thinner than a human hair, is home to an unusual menagerie of microbes.

This layer helps with the transfer of gasses into the oceans. As once scientists says "It’s the ocean breathing through its skin"
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I saw this headline Man Killed After Falling Into Vat Of Chocolate

And the first thing I though of was the Smothers Brothers song "I Fell Into A Vat Of Chocolate" where Tommy talks about how he yelled "Fire" when he fell in 'cause no-one would come if you yelled "CHOCOLATE!"
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I was reading Newsweek here at work and I strongly suggest people read it this week. Stephen Colbert is the guest editor and he's quite hilarious. He took over the Editorial, displays his "edited" version of the back page opinion piece and replaced all the letters in the reader's letters with fake letters from him that he'd "written over the years, but hadn't gotten published."

My favorite of his letters include the one from 1933 that notes he hasn't been born yet and the one from the 80s congratulating Reagan on his invasion of Grenada. He says that'll put these tiny island nations on notice that they can't invade the USA. He closes that with "Trinidad, I'm looking at you! (Tobago, we're still good)"

He also mocks Time a few times, not least of which when he claims he killed what would have been Newsweek's headline "Hey, Have You Heard About This Thing Called 'Twitter?' "
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Tennessee has apparently decided to do something about overpopulation. The legislature there has just overridden the governor's veto of a bill allowing people to carry handguns in bars.
That's right, what could be dangerous about letting drunks carry loaded weapons? I understand their next step is even bolder. If you have a drink in one hand, you have to have a running chainsaw in the other.

I do not understand the obsession with guns in this country.

I almost typed "I do not understand the obsession with gnus in this country". I could understand an obsession with gnus far more easily.
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Just fine, thanks. I'm looking forward to more and more women in the sciences.


May. 21st, 2009 09:55 am
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I have a number of friends in the Boston area that are, if not obsessed by zombies, at least interested in or amused by them.
I thought you'd like to know the local cops are prepared and ready to keep you safe from zombies or at least up to date on their status.
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New clues have been discovered in the search for how life began.
lynxreign: (Spock)
Researchers have found a genetic link to autism for the first time. It isn't for a large population, but it is a start and should help future research.

Yay Mets

Apr. 24th, 2009 09:06 pm
lynxreign: (Tiger)
They're letting a 12 year old girl throw out the first pitch to celebrate her pitching a perfect game.
lynxreign: (Angry Tiger)
A headline on the AP Wire: Pope prays at Good Friday service at Vatican

Also in the news:
Water is wet
Animals eat food
Air is required for breathing


Feb. 19th, 2009 12:35 pm
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Of course it happens after I move!

Feb 19th, 2009 | MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- February has been a shaky month for northern New Jersey. Literally.

Scientists say five earthshaking events have hit the area, most in Morris County.

At least three are considered earthquakes; two may have been aftershocks.

Rutgers University geology professor Alexander Gates says it's uncommon to get five seismic events so close together. He says New Jersey usually gets two or three small quakes a year.

On Feb. 2, a magnitude 3.0 quake rattled windows and alarmed residents of Rockaway, Dover and Morris Plains. A magnitude 2.2 quake on Valentine's Day shook residents in Boonton and Montville.

An aftershock in Montville on Monday was too weak to be noticed by most people, as was one near Teterboro Airport an hour later.

A magnitude 2.3 quake hit Wednesday morning near Dover.
lynxreign: (Tiger)
Today is a fun day, Ann Coulter is under investigation for voter fraud, voting in CT while living in NYC.
Connecticut's Elections Enforcement Commission is making a "thorough investigation" of whether the conservative pundit broke the law by voting in the Nutmeg State while living in New York City

The new RNC head, Michael Steele, is under investigation for "among other things ... Steele had his campaign pay more than $35,000 to his sister's company for work that was never performed"

Dear NYC

Feb. 6th, 2009 10:12 am
lynxreign: (Iberian Lynx)
I hear you've been complaining about the smell of maple syrup lately.
As a NJ native, let me apologize for NJ making NYC smell good for a change. The goodness of NJ is finally making NYC smell good.
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