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2017-09-25 08:02 pm

Also, I combed enough hair off that cat to make a whole NEW cat

and then some!

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German Shepherd Mom Tires Out Her Pups In The Most Adorable Way Possible (It is adorable! She alternates between bouts where they can't possibly catch up to her and bouts where they can, clever doggie!)

Scientists Invent a Pen That Can Detect Cancer in Seconds

For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers

“Do Sign Languages Have Accents?” (Video, or you can read the transcription)

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?

The island people with a climate change escape plan

Here’s why you should pay attention to this weekend’s German election

There is meddling in Germany's election — not by Russia, but by U.S. right wing

What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It

When the Idea of Home Was Key to American Identity

Parents Who Pay to Be Watched (OMG.)

Colombia partners with locals in order to stop cocaine production, US warns it may not be enough

Behind the scenes, Zimbabwe politicians plot post-Mugabe reforms

Iraqi Kurds set to vote on independence, panicking neighbors and Washington

What is behind clashes in Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions?

Facebook’s war on free will

Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’

The basic physics of climate change have been known for more than a century, but it is in recent decades that the fundamental science of global warming has solidified

The Minuscule Importance of Manufacturing in Far-Right Politics

Stop acting surprised, America: Donald Trump is a white supremacist

In Month After Charlottesville, Papers Spent as Much Time Condemning Anti-Nazis as Nazis

The Republicans Aren't Even Pretending This Is About Healthcare Anymore

Christians in U.S. Military ‘Serve Satan’ If They Tolerate Other Religions, Air Force Chaplain Says

Making war illegal changed the world. But it’s becoming too easy to break the law

Anatomy of terror: What makes normal people become extremists?
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2017-09-24 07:58 pm

Wonderful news!

Today I was combing Callie in the bathroom, and Finn came in and didn't bark or growl or jump at her AT ALL - and this despite the fact that she hissed at him and then growled the whole time he was there! (And I don't blame her.)

He's gotten a lot better at being in the same room as the cats without freaking out, and even a little better at not barking and lunging at the familiar cats we see on our walks. (Not as good as with his own roommate cats, but you can't have everything.)

This is great because, with winter coming, Callie wants to go back to being an indoor-outdoor cat, emphasis on indoor - she doesn't like cold weather!
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2017-09-23 11:46 pm

Gray day... everything is gray

I watch, but nothing moves today.

Looks like it's going to be overcast all week, and next week too. Well, fuck. I'm putting my lightbox back on.

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Superheroes for the Jewish New Year

There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever

The 11 sisters of Siervas are a rock band like 'nun' other

Scientists Once Dressed Frogs in Tiny Pants to Study Reproduction

In Alaska’s Far-Flung Villages, Happiness Is a Cake Mix

Octlantis is a just-discovered underwater city engineered by octopuses

How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter

Meet Nazo Dharejo: The toughest woman in Sindh

In a First for the Nation, Portland Police End Gang List to Improve Relations With Blacks and Latinos

The Rust Belt Needs Legal Immigration

That Awkward Moment When Your Twin Brother Is A U.S. Citizen At Birth, But You’re Not

Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

New hope for limiting warming to 1.5 C

This Department Is the Last Hideout of Climate Change Believers in Donald Trump’s Government

Child care choices limited for those working outside 9-to-5

St. Louis sees third day of protests after officer's acquittal

ICE Detained This Trafficking Victim on Her 18th Birthday. Why?

Hurricane Maria is following Irma's path and getting stronger

The Sci-Fi Roots of the Far Right—From ‘Lucifer’s Hammer’ to Newt’s Moon Base to Donald’s Wall

Graceful menace: States take aim at non-native swans

New Mideast realities require support for Kurds

What is at stake in Iraqi Kurdish vote for independence?

Iraq says may use force if Kurdish referendum turns violent
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2017-09-21 10:58 pm

Signed Eva up for a drama class

It took a lot of back and forth and emails getting lost, but I got her signed up!

And now she's claiming she didn't ever ask for this in the first place. Yeah, right. I get that she wants to spend time with her friends, but - dude, she spends hours with them every single day. She can take a day off and maybe make some new friends, something she frequently claims she wants.

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10 Badass Trees That Refuse To Die

The Making of the Modern American Recipe

Marilyn Monroe and the Potato Sack Dress, c.1951

DNA triggers shape-shifting in hydrogels, opening a new way to make 'soft robots'

The Spanish Royal Philanthropic Expedition to Bring Smallpox Vaccination to the New World and Asia in the 19th Century

Stopped at US border, Haitians find 'Mexican dream' instead

How Pants Went From Banned to Required in the Roman Empire

Just squeeze in—researchers discover when spaces are tight, nature loosens its laws

In Amish Country, the Future Is Calling

Children Used to Learn About Death and Damnation With Their ABCs

The Problem With Free Menstrual Pads

Tillerson says U.S. could stay in Paris climate accord

The Commuter Parking Benefit Is Seriously Hurting Cities

Dylann Roof requests new attorneys, declaring appeal team his biological enemies (Relevant quote: “The lawyer appointed to represent me at my federal trial was David Isaac Bruck, who is also Jewish. His ethnicity was a constant source of conflict even with my constant efforts to look past it.” All his lawyers deserve medals and a fruit basket. Maybe some booze. They earned it after putting up with him!)

US people of color still more likely to be exposed to pollution than white people

Breastfeeding Behind Bars: Do All Moms Deserve the Right?

When Does the Right to an Attorney Kick In?

Why Many Deaf Prisoners Can’t Call Home

Unbudgeted: How the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town America's finances

See jerkface bacteria hiding in tumors and gobbling chemotherapy drugs

Myanmar Follows Global Pattern in How Ethnic Cleansing Begins

Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map

Three killed in stampede for aid near Rohingya refugee camp

Bangladesh warns Myanmar over border amid refugee crisis

The Ominous, Massive Military Exercises in Eastern Europe
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2017-09-20 11:18 pm

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Tough stuff: Spider silk enhanced with graphene-based materials

The Most Inspiring Hot Air Balloon Ride Ever

Scientists use light to purge defects from solar cells

Every childhood vaccine may eventually go into a single jab (Though it does seem that the UK doesn't have as many childhood vaccines as the US, judging by the list)

Mathematicians Measure Infinities, and Find They're Equal (Mind. Blown.)

Can American soil be brought back to life?

Quotas bring wave of Nepalese women into office. What they need next.

Judge: Sessions can’t deny grant money for sanctuary cities

Disability Fraud: You know what?

For Chinese millennials, despondency has a brand name

A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality

Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?

Catalan mayors defy Spanish courts ahead of independence vote

Survey suggests nobody actually watches those Emmy-nominated cable or streaming shows

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

Viruses Would Rather Jump to New Hosts Than Evolve With Them

Your Childhood Experiences Can Permanently Change Your DNA

Third-Hand Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Can Still Damage Your Organs

Protesters march through St. Louis after policeman's acquittal

Attorneys Suspect Motel 6 Calling ICE on Undocumented Guests

Since Trump’s Big Photo Op With Black College Leaders, He’s Delivered on Nothing, They Say (Surprise, surprise.)

Homeless And In College. Then Harvey Struck

Hurricanes may be getting bigger, but death toll is shrinking

Irma's 'forgotten' evacuees struggle to find housing

Hurricane Irma Unleashes the Forces of Privatization in Puerto Rico

Philippines' Duterte asks head of human rights agency: 'Are you a pedophile?' (Because, you know, that's the only reason to care about minors being straight-up murdered)

Entire Philippine city police force fired over killings

The Window Is Closing to Avoid Dangerous Global Warming

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say will not let government forces cross Euphrates

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to restrict movement of migrants

Overnight exodus: Rohingya use cover of darkness to reach Bangladesh
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2017-09-19 04:23 pm

Oh, yay!

NYC Kettle Corn will be right by my sister's office on Friday.

So I can totally ask her to pick some up for me! I love, love, love cheddar caramel, and the best I can get at stores is bags where half is cheddar and half is caramel.
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2017-09-19 03:56 am

Curtis High School, near me, has the team name "The Warriors"

As recently as 20 years ago, the logo was of an Indian chief with a headdress, but apparently somebody clued them in and now it's a knight's helmet, so that was an easy change. I wonder when they did that?

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Turn-of-the-Century Kid’s Books Taught Wealthy, White Boys the Virtues of Playing Football

At Bug-Eating Festival, Kids Crunch Down On The Food Of The Future (It's a kid-eat-bug world out there, guys.)

Wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs

A Women’s Circus School Is Growing in Gaza

A Story About Singapore’s Urban Development, In Six Parts

How Park(ing) Day Went Global

How to trick your brain into thinking a small animal is hopping up your arm

This Legal Rebel Takes the Cases of the World's Most Vulnerable

Mayor de Blasio: NYC Will Be First City to Mandate that Existing Buildings Dramatically Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Byssus, or sea silk, is one of the most coveted materials in the world – but after more than 1,000 years in the same matrilineal family tree, this ancient thread may soon unravel.

Why Koreans Shun the Suburbs

The Really Weird Link Between College and Brain Cancer

Echolocation and Its Discontents

Focusing on soccer may have a troubling effect on teenage girls

The Case Against Civilization

The Secret History of FEMA

Why We Can’t Stop Hurricanes and All the Ways We’ve Tried

Caribbean families separate to rebuild lives after storm

When Disaster Strikes, the Zoo Must Go On

When Europeans Killed Others to Kill Themselves

Why American Workers Pay Twice as Much in Taxes as Wealthy Investors

Why Trump Sees Moral Clarity in London and Complexity in Charlottesville

UN: Global hunger rising with conflicts, climate shocks

Starting from scratch in Uganda

The Girl Gangs of El Salvador

Is flying coach too cramped to be safe?

Some Syrian schools erase Assad but tensions rise over Kurdish

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan
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2017-09-18 01:15 pm

Fun little time waster

When you click a button, the top right left* square and any same-colored squares contiguous with it turn to that color. The goal is to turn the whole board the same color.

* Once again, I forgot to make the L before talking about left and right.
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2017-09-17 10:20 pm

Moonpie isn't always great with big dogs

Actually, she loathes them.

Interestingly, though, if she sees that Finn can interact with another dog or a human without anybody freaking out, she'll calm down and turn back into lovable Moonpie, eager to socialize.

Finn is rubbing off on her! Good doggie, Finn!

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Researchers just figured out how to get robots to join forces

When It Comes To Romantic Attraction, Real Life Beats Questionnaires

The Transformation of the American Shopping Mall

Like sea stars, ancient echinoderms nibbled with tiny tube feet

Productivity hacks to rule kindergarten like a Silicon Valley boss

The Ultimate Summer Camp Activity: Digging for Dinosaurs

Famous Viking Warrior Was a Woman, DNA Reveals

Oscar Dunn, America’s Forgotten First Black Lieutenant Governor

The First Black Fighter Pilot

Meet the man fighting to save our country's rarest chickens

Between the Holy Land and the Motherland

Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities

When Under Threat From Poaching, Elephants Change Their Travel Habits

The First Species to Have Every Individual’s Genome Sequenced

The Indian women eating with their families for the first time

Amid Hurricane Chaos, Domestic Abuse Victims Risk Being Overlooked

Irma spawns unusual storm surges on both Florida coasts

Hurricane Irma Blasts Into The Record Books With Lasting Intensity

'All We Are Really Living on Is Hope.' Hurricane Irma's Devastation Lingers in the Caribbean

After an earthquake and a hurricane — and Trump's failure to send condolences — Mexico rescinds offer of aid to U.S.

Scientists say damage to Florida’s coral reef has made the state more vulnerable to storm surges

Global Fingerprints of Sea Level Rise Revealed by Satellites

Congress Wants to Change the Americans With Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People With Disabilities

Barzani vows to press on with Kurdish referendum, defying Iraq parliament

The U.S. Thought It Was Rid Of Hookworm. Wrong

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.

Why Would Russia Try to Foment Protests in the U.S.?

ISIS' retreat accelerates, but reports of its demise are exaggerated

Brazil Launches Investigation into Alleged Massacre of ‘Uncontacted’ Indigenous Tribe
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2017-09-16 11:17 pm

I like this one!

Autumn

By T. E. Hulme

A touch of cold in the Autumn night—
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.
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2017-09-14 01:33 pm

Still no luck on the middle school front

I think I'll just sign Eva up for shit and make her go. Once she gets over her "I don't wanna" hump, she may enjoy herself.

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Why Modern Cartographers Are So Impressed With This 16th-Century Map

A Patient Gets the New Transgender Surgery She Helped Invent

A decades-old book romanticizes a time when children were free to capture wild animals for pets.

What It’s Like to Ride Japan’s Cat Café Train

Wetin dey happen? The BBC's Pidgin news site is a huge deal

Mongolia's Hunt For Female Street Artists

Unearthed near Hadrian’s Wall: lost secrets of first Roman soldiers to fight the barbarians

A Weird MIT Dorm Dies, and a Crisis Blooms at Colleges

Teaching your kids not to “see” race is a terrible idea, studies have found

Left out of health debate, Appalachian poor seek free care

We Legitimize the ‘So-Called’ Confederacy With Our Vocabulary, and That’s a Problem

Your schedule could be killing you

Who Benefits From the Expansion of A.P. Classes?

Relatives of Undocumented Children Caught Up in ICE Dragnet

This nifty GOP trick will punish the poor and increase the deficit — at the same time!

Teaching Sept. 11 To Students Who Were Born After The Attacks Also

Weathering a Hurricane in Prison

Miami sheltered homeless against their will as Irma closed in

Antifa, white supremacists exploit loose gun laws

America’s secret role in the Rwandan genocide

'Proof' of Rohingya-set fires in Myanmar fails inspection

Seven Days of Heroin: This is what an epidemic looks like
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2017-09-13 12:29 am

Sometimes when I'm annoyed

the strangest things pop out of my mouth. I just get caught up on the moment, and say whatever springs to mind. Well, no, if it came to mind I'd review it first before saying it. But I'm sure this happens to everyone. (Please tell me it happens to everyone!)

The other day I was on the bus with my mother, and the jerk behind me was playing music (loudly) and singing along (badly), and I asked him to stop. So he starts off with "Well, I would've if you hadn't been so rude", which is bullshit. He should never have started in the first place and he knows it, which is what I told him. Nobody on the bus wants to listen to him. "Oh, can you read minds?"

This right there. That's the moment where I was possessed.

"Yes, I can, thanks for bringing it up."
"No you can't, nobody can read minds!"
"I knew you'd say that, but you're still wrong."

The funny thing about this conversation is that it worked. He lowered the volume. He didn't turn it off, and he bitched and moaned like a toddler, but he lowered the volume. Which is good, because I had no more idea where to go in this conversation than he did. Once you say something completely bizarre, there's just nothing left to say.

Seriously, though, I need to invest in some dollar store headphones, hand them out with a smile. Aggressive niceness, that works even better than aggressive nonsense. (Maybe it's more passive-aggressive, the headphones? Whatever. The alternative is to invest in a cell phone blocker, and I'm reliably informed that those are technically illegal.)

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Navajo solar plant breaks new ground

The sniff test of self-recognition confirmed: Dogs have self-awareness

3, 2, 1 ... Beeeep! Your Microwave's 50th Anniversary Is Ready

The Hidden Memories of Plants (Not sure how much of this I buy, but I'm definitely planting a new mimosa in the spring, probably where the old one was years ago. And before I do - I'll drop it a lot!)

Life in the fast lane—how plants avoid traffic jams

Outlawing War? It Actually Worked

Was the primordial soup a hearty pre-protein stew?

How a 17th-Century Naval Engineer Revolutionized Set Design

A refrigerator that works by stretching rubber bands (Video)

Humans learn complex grammatical patterns even in extremely challenging circumstances

Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake.

Fewer Harvey victims at shelters doesn't end housing needs

How Transit Can Speed Houston's Recovery

Looting rumors and fear of crime often exaggerated after natural disasters

Harvey racial optics much different than Katrina

Why the Republican Party Will Come to Regret Rolling Back DACA

The Rollback of Pro-Worker Policies Since Trump Took Office Is Staggering

Philly Police Union President Calls Black Lives Matter Activists ‘A Pack Of Rabid Animals’

The Service Class Deserves Better

The corporate war against unions

Food banks fight against food stamp cuts

The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016: Up 540% in Three Years

The North Korean chessboard: What next for the main players?

Analysis: US options on North Korea narrow further after test

South Korea Is Right

Why Giving Birth Is Safer In Britain Than In The US

A boost for Assad as the Syrian army makes gains against ISIS in eastern Syria

The Trials of a Muslim Cop

At least 30,000 Rohingya trapped in Myanmar mountains without food

This is why we cannot rely on cities alone to tackle climate change

Federal government has long ignored white supremacist threats, critics say
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2017-09-12 11:21 pm

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Slovak Village Prospers in Partnership With Roma Residents It Once Shunned (Sorta partnership.)

Trolls Hijack White-Power Sites to Discuss Color Swatches

So much for that Voynich manuscript “solution” (Not surprised. Personally, I'd be astounded if it boils down to be Latin.)

Yakhchāls: Ancient structures used to make and preserve ice in the deserts of Persia.

Taxi Medallions, Once a Safe Investment, Now Drag Owners Into Debt

12 Amateur Spies Paved the Way to War Against the Nazis

The Dream Of North Korea Is Alive In West Africa

They were the first black boys to integrate the South’s elite prep schools. They drove themselves to excel in an unfamiliar environment. But at what cost?

Programs meant to encourage women in STEM may be backfiring — because it’s not women who need to change

Who’s Allowed to Hold Hands?

School Lunches are Too Short. And That’s a Problem

'Plagiarists never do it once': meet the sleuth tracking down the poetry cheats

A Delta flight successfully makes the NYC-San Juan-NYC run in the teeth of Hurricane Irma. (They flew in between the outer arm and the inner storm. They were on the ground less than an hour, including boarding and taxiing. This is some damn good flying here.)

However... With A Hurricane Approaching Florida, Airline Algorithms Show No Sympathy

A tale of two Irmas: rich Miami ready for tumult as poor Miami waits and hopes

Car-centric Houston struggles after loss of countless autos

I downloaded an app. And suddenly, was part of the Cajun Navy. (Content warning, thanks to [personal profile] siderea: volunteer emergency dispatcher winds up helplessly overhearing a lot of death)

Texas Prisoners Are Facing Horrid Conditions After Hurricane Harvey & Retaliation for Reporting Them

Forget Wall Street – Silicon Valley is the new political power in Washington

How Falluja can't forget

Mother Of 9 Goes Door-To-Door As Part Of Yemen's Anti-Cholera Brigade

This Group Has Successfully Converted White Supremacists Using Compassion. Trump Defunded It.

Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries

Mexico earthquake: Rescue efforts continue as death toll rises
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2017-09-11 03:09 pm

Gearing up for 9/11

NYC is full of cops. Heavily armed cops. Heavily armed cops who have randomly barricaded areas I normally pass through.

I fucking hate 9/11. I'm sure any future terrorist will choose some other day in which to wreak terror. Why would they pick 9/11? They'd always be also-rans. But no, everybody goes on full-alert for an attack that simply isn't going to happen. (And if it did, I'm sure they'd take the guns on the ground into account when planning. It's just security theater. None of this could've stopped 9/11, none of it could've stopped the first WTC bombing, so why do we think it'll stop anything in the future?)
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2017-09-10 02:30 pm

Callie has got to learn

There is a time to snuggle and a time to desist from snuggling, a time to kill mice and a time to not kill mice.

Sigh. At least the neighbors ought to be happy, she caught that mouse in their yard. And then ate the entire thing when I told her to finish killing it before coming up and headbutting me, yuck.

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This Nineteenth-Century Genealogist Argued Norse God Odin Was George Washington’s Great-Great-Great… Grandfather

A Free Food Forest in the Bronx (Video)

From Ocean To Potion: Kelp Finds A Niche In The Craft Beer Market

The History of Passport Photos, From ‘Anything Goes’ to Today’s Mugshots

Scientists expose true extent of cuckoo's cunning

The Social Benefits of Swearing

Queso Is the World’s Most Perfect Food

6 Valuable Works of Art Discovered in People's Attics and Garages

Julian Germain photographed classrooms in 19 countries all over the world (More pictures here)

The Secret Logic of Cows

Shabbat in Zimbabwe

Yuck or yum? Swiss offer insect burgers of mealworm larvae

5 Places America Should Have Saved

Statistics show just how profound the inequalities in America’s education system have become.

Suburban Sprawl Stole Your Kids' Sleep

The last Nazi hunters

Subsidizing massive tech companies isn’t paying off for workers

Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.

The NIMBY Fight That Rocked an Iowa City

The Deadly 1991 Hamlet Fire Exposed the High Cost of “Cheap”

The Alt-Right View of ‘Free Speech’ isn’t Even Simplistic

Residents cough, rub eyes in Harvey pollution spike

How Coastal Cities Are Evolving to Deal With Extreme Rain

Harvey's floodwaters give way to festering piles of garbage

Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

FEMA’s outdated flood maps made Houston’s bad situation worse

This Weather Is Not Normal. And It Will Only Get Worse.

Smaller US cities struggle with high teen gun violence rates

The Freedom Plea: How Prosecutors Deny Exonerations by Dangling the Prison Keys (Read this article too)

Eighteenth century nautical charts reveal coral loss

Fleeing Rohingya face hunger, little hope in Bangladesh camp
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2017-09-09 08:52 am

So a while back I read a book, Salvage, which I liked a lot

And I read the sequel, Sound. Liked that a lot too.

So of course, I read Blight by the same author, Alexandra Duncan. And... well, it's okay. Pretty standard YA dystopian stuff, theme: Monsanto is evil, and so is inequality + racism. It's not bad for standard YA dystopian stuff, but there's nothing new there. I'd recommend it over some of the alternatives because it ties in to actual real-world issues better than many of them do, but that's about it.

Very disappointing, but I suppose it is only her third book.

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A Toilet Is The Star Of India's Hit Rom-Com

How tails help geckos and other vertebrates make great strides

The Unlikely Medical History of Chocolate Syrup

A Brief History of Napkins, From Soft Dough to Paper

Yes, humans are still evolving. Here's how you can tell.

Louis Sachar, the Children’s-Book Author Who Introduced Me to Style

Honeybees could play a role in developing new antibiotics

Why Do Parrots (And People) Eat Clay?

How the Labor Movement and the Gay Rights Movement Work Together

A Few Bad Scientists Are Threatening to Topple Taxonomy

Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be—here's why

1 in 4 Dreamers Are Parents of US Citizens

The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools Another article on the same subject

Japan Is No Place for Single Mothers

Israel sets up services for settlers in volatile Hebron

There are 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin

In Juba's only post office, ghosts of a young country's hopes for 'normal'

Inside the Growing Guest Worker Program Trapping Indian Students in Virtual Servitude

The Earth's changing climate could cause the extinction of up to a third of its parasite species by 2070, according to a global analysis reported Sept. 6 in the journal Science Advances. Parasite loss could dramatically disrupt ecosystems, and the new study suggests that they are one of the most threatened groups of life on Earth.

Seeking home's comforts, Rohingya couple make deadly choice

Take away Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it

Indonesian school a launchpad for child fighters in Syria's Islamic State

Billions of dead trees force US fire crews to shift tactics
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2017-09-08 07:35 am

Question of the hour....

How is Ana liking high school?

Hard to say. She said the orientation rocked, she may or may not have made a friend (reports vary), her math teacher treats them like they're five, she likes her French teacher, and she's annoyed that English is called "Appreciating Literature" instead of "English" or "Language Arts".

So there you have it!