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The Gene Machine and MeIon Torrent’s chip-based genome sequencer is cheap, fast, and poised to revolutionize medicine. (Thanks to Andrew A. Adams.)

Intraterrestrials: Life Thrives in Ocean Floor

The horseback ascent of Pierre Testu-Brissy, Bellevue Park, Paris, October 16th 1798 — Multimodal transportation?

Why Wasn’t the Higgs Boson Discovered in the US? Neal DeGrasse Tyson explains congressional stupidity — But that’s science, and as any conservative can tell you, science is bad. If conservatives understood science even minimally, they wouldn’t support half the things they do.

Conservatives outraged at fate of doomed Orson Scott Card Superman comicPolitical correctness gone mad: how dare homosexuals react to OSC’s political activities with political activities of their own!

Pope Francis, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Women’s Equality: Why Must Religion be Patriarchal? — Because reasons. The question is why do women put up with it?

Stunner: Sen. Rob Portman backs same-sex marriage — Like I’ve been saying for a long time, no one likes the results of conservative policies when applied to them personally. Especially not conservatives themselves.

QotD?: Ever been to Oregon? Why not?


3/15/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (too busy)
Hours slept: 5.5 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (airport walking to come)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block escorting ACORN thugs to steal the votes of “Real Americans”: 0
Currently reading: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett