The fate of the Oregon white oak — Small scale conservation, courtesy of the US Army. I especially like the part about how the artillery firing range at Fort Lewis is helping save the tree species. Plus bonus new-to-me word “dendrometer”. (Thanks to lt260.)
APOD with an artist’s rendition of Makemake — Yet another distant planetoid. This solar system just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Braised enterovirus, anyone? — Language Log delves into the mysteries of Chinese menus, finishing up with an interesting question about bacterial foods versus viral foods.
HHS Moves to Define Contraception as Abortion — Ah, those loveable conservatives, always looking out for an individual’s rights in the face of government intervention. Unless that individual happens to be a woman. Or pregnant. (Thanks to danjite.)
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This morning’s weigh-in: 250.2
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