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Searching for sex

Fascinating article in the Times yesterday that analyzes Google searches about sex and made me laugh out loud a couple of times. The author concludes: Just about every study I have done relying on Google searches made me feel worse about the world. Huge numbers of people are racist and sexist; far too many children […]

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Construction workers found a huge ancient city underground in Turkey. During construction throughout the province of Nevsehir, where workers had already demolished 1,500 buildings, a massive underground city filled with tunnels, escape galleries and hidden churches was discovered. Construction, which reportedly had cost the country upwards of $40 million, was subsequently cancelled. Despite such a […]

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Where Jesus taught

Assuming he’s real, this is quite an important archeological discovery: Bookmark It

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A singing comet

Link: Thanks to some recent recordings courtesy of NASA, we now know that space is actually a musically rich environment, and not the frozen abyss where no one can hear you scream. Saturn’s song is vast and brooding, Neptune has a slightly country twang, and Uranus — wait for it — is a lithe and gorgeous ballad. […]

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You watch the Rosetta comet landing live here. Bookmark It

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Beatle pancakes

Maybe I can learn how to do this in time for the grandkid! Bookmark It

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Cool

I do so love this stuff: EAST DEVON, ENGLAND—Archaeologists and conservators from the British Museum have announced that an amateur metal detectorist has found one of the largest hoards of coins ever discovered in Britain. The hoard is comprised of no less than 22,000 coins dating to between A.D. 260 and 350 that were in […]

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In a few days there will be an abridged version of last winter’s polar vortex (meteorologists are split on using this term for the event) descending into the Eastern two-thirds of the country… As for next week’s weather, polar air will again be spilling southward from the Arctic Ocean. That’ll be good enough to convert […]

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