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The King of the Netherlands Secretly Pilots Passenger Planes in His Spare Time

3-D printed ovary allows infertile mouse to mate and give birth (Guys, I do believe we're living in the future. OMGWTF!)

Black Harvard students holding a graduation of their own

Atheism might be more common than assumed...but it's complicated

The Amazing Life and Work of Maria Sibylla Merian

T. rex could pulverize bones with astonishing force

Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in US

How to end the word gap? Cities invest big in baby talk.

Tragic Love Triangle Is Sad For Lonely Rare Snail, Still Good For Science

Inmate who lived upstanding life after he was mistakenly freed wins release (But got picked up by ICE anyway. Dude cannot catch a break.)

Why Russia's Heroin Addicts Are Going Through Hell

On Both Sides of Turkish Border, Peace With Kurds in Ruins

UN: 300,000 children migrating solo, up nearly fivefold

Greeks, in nationwide strike, demand end to evermore austerity

"This Isn't Science": We Have No Idea How Much Pain Inmates Feel During Execution

This is what emboldened white supremacists look like

Yes, that about sums up the past few years.

American Institutions Strike Back

Now it's up to the special counsel

Lucrative project tantalizes builders – except that it's Trump's wall

How Prosecutors Are Fighting Trump’s Deportation Plans

US: Immigrant arrests soar under Trump, fewer deported

Immigrants in Detention Centers Are Often Hundreds of Miles From Legal Help

As a movement builds to sell off US public lands or hand control of them to the states, many ranchers and hunters are resisting. Here’s why.

Trump Finds It Harder To Recruit Talent As Scandals Pile Up

Notes made by FBI Director Comey say Trump pressured him to end Flynn probe

Trump's alleged plea to Comey stirs obstruction talk

It has been _0_ days since the last Trump disaster

Trump’s voting commission is a sham

How dangerous are the cracks emerging in Trump’s wall of support?

No Politician Has Ever Been Treated More Unfairly, Trump Tells Coast Guard Grads (What a fucking asshat. It's always all about him.)

Date: 2017-05-18 11:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sitonmyinterface
Holy future indeed! It will be nice to grow organs for people who need them rather than rely on donors!

Date: 2017-05-18 01:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anandrine
something that's really surprising and striking is how SMALL the gallup polls were in comparison (~500 people vs. 2000 people), so even though their results were pretty rough, i am inclined to believe the numbers are higher than previously reported.

and while the questions seem phrased well ("do you, personally, believe in a god") i wish reporting was more nuanced, because someone can be atheistic but still part of an organized religion (aka nontheistic religions, including some christians like quakers as well as hindus), which isn't usually addressed.

Date: 2017-05-21 06:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Something I noticed -- the width of the ranges that are being suggested. The Gallop poll was 3-11% (range of 8), the other one 20-35% (range 15). I'm guessing that in both cases these are 95% confidence intervals (although that wasn't in the article, and I don't have time to go searching for the original article). The bigger study having the wider range makes me wonder what it is about their method that is inexact.

They also said that 1 in 3 of the people they identified as atheists were people who didn't tell them that they are atheists, so if we do a dodgy thing, and estimate the number of people in the study who identified as atheists as 2/3rds of those that they identified, thus giving an estimate of 13.3 - 23.3, which is still higher at the bottom end than the higher end of the Gallop poll. Wishing I had time to dig in to why that might be. :{

Date: 2017-05-18 04:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
With the artificial womb in place, there's a lot to consider here.

Also, isn't it amazing how after that 100 day promise (that was left glaringly unfulfilled), Trump's campaign is starting to seriously buckle and crack at the seams from all these glaring issues? Empires come and go, but I think we might start seeing a new generation of revolution at this rate.

I still want to know what the guy was using to film Erdogan's bodyguards beating up those protestors too. It's really distracting to me that it was filmed in such a well-lit area without any of the shakiness associated with a normal rig. Maybe one of those shake-free gyroscopic rigs I hear about? Or maybe a drone? I know it's a really dumb thing to keep thinking about compared to the incident itself, but I just keep thinking about wanting to find out so I can look into investing one.

Trump's stated pariah status is also so ridiculously hilarious, but I don't think any of us can be that surprised from a guy who says "I'm president and you're not." Really justifies all those "Donald and John" comics.

Date: 2017-05-18 04:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
Someone else I know also posted about how Trump's losing the young Republicans, and it also made me wonder how many of the Deplorable types who were in it to to disrupt the system are among them.

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