Monthly Archives: January 2016

This Is Your Animal On Drugs

Coyotes on acid? When motorists stop to avoid hitting them, the coyotes reportedly sniff around the vehicle before running away, the Pacific Sun reports. Rabies has been ruled out since the coyote incidents have been happening for weeks and the … Continue reading

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Snowpocalypse 2016

Winter has finally arrived, and with it have come the news reports of power outages, stranded individuals, and behavior in general more reminiscent of a natural disaster than what people used to call…winter. Don’t panic!

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Is The Head Dead Yet?

So now we have the alleged monkey head transplant: The work is described in seven papers set to be published in the journals Surgery and CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics over the next few months. New Scientist has not seen the … Continue reading

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Rock Is Dead, Long Live Rock

With the passing of David Bowie and now Glen Frey, what more can we expect from the community of rapidly aging rock stars? I googled a few names and found the following: Eric Clapton-age 70 Bob Dylan-age 74 Ringo Starr-age … Continue reading

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Is There Anybody Out There (Bueller? Bueller?)

So recently there was a story about a humongous object out in deep space that some thought might have finally given us proof of alien intelligence at work: Some astronomers proposed that KIC 8462852 might be occluded by a swarm … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Apocalypse

It’s apparently real. But what does it mean, in the more existential sense? Will we treat our candy bars as luxury items? A little history on chocolate: The history of chocolate begins in Mesoamerica. Chocolate, the fermented, roasted, and ground … Continue reading

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Trash Nostalgia

In praise of the humble trash can: Anthropologie, on its website, is selling a trash can. But not just any trash can. A design-forward trash can. A “West Village” trash can. The item—composed of matte, corrugated metal—is handmade, the site … Continue reading

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