Category Archives: Science

Northwest Passage Open

The Northwest Passage is no longer a myth. The North Pole is freely navigable as of last week.  

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No Wonder Keith Richards is Still Alive

  Latest scientific finding. Researchers in Italy and Britain have found that the main active ingredient in marijuana — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — and related compounds show promise as antibacterial agents, particularly against microbial strains that are already resistant to … Continue reading

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Global Warming & Hurricanes

We had a pretty spirited discussion a few days ago about the relationship of warming oceans to the intensity of hurricane season. Yesterday the new issue of the journal Nature, published the most definitive research on the topic. A new … Continue reading

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Right Wing on Red Bull

I was at Princeton from 1965-1969. Despite the right’s narrative that the country went to hell in those years, for most of us at the school they were glorious years of celebration, solidarity and justice. But we had one classmate … Continue reading

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Hurricane Limbaugh

Since Rush Limbaugh is the king of Global Warming deniers, I think it’s only fitting that there are three major potential hurricanes headed right for the Limbaugh Southern Command. As most all of the climate research proves, warmer ocean temperatures … Continue reading

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Hurricane Limbaugh

Since Rush Limbaugh is the king of Global Warming deniers, I think it’s only fitting that there are three major potential hurricanes headed right for the Limbaugh Southern Command. As most all of the climate research proves, warmer ocean temperatures … Continue reading

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Dan Quayle in Drag

McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin to be his VP is pretty risky. Considering how old he is and his health history, Palin’s qualifications to be Commander in Chief are pretty important. But as with most moves in the McCain campaign, … Continue reading

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David Brooks is Worried

David Brooks is one of the conservative pundits I read regularly. On Friday night as the Olympic opening ceremony was unfolding there was a lot of idle chatter on this blog about the ceremony–using code words like Leni Reifenstal, I … Continue reading

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David Brooks is Worried

David Brooks is one of the conservative pundits I read regularly. On Friday night as the Olympic opening ceremony was unfolding there was a lot of idle chatter on this blog about the ceremony–using code words like Leni Reifenstal, I … Continue reading

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Anthrax & The Lure Of Big Military Money

In September of 2001, Bruce Ivins was just an unappreciated bio terror researcher in a lab at Fort Detrick, Maryland. He lived just off the base and many days walked to work. Though we now know he was probably suffering … Continue reading

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