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The Daily Word in Tasmanian Tigers, 3-Foot Worms and Poor Timing
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Mar 25 2017 9:31 AM ]
Those silly GOP ad campaigners! They accidentally ran ads last night in certain red blocks thanking specific supporters for their help in "replacing the Affordable Care Act." Not only were they patting themselves on the back for a bill that was pulled off the table before the ad had even aired, they were also thanking some officials who had pulled their support earlier in the day. Ha-freakin'-ha!
SpaceX says it's next launch will prove that it has reusable rockets.
Want to see the earliest depiction of a guinea worm? This Medieval painting shows the three-foot long parasite coming out of someone's skin. Gross!
Holy hell! Sightings of the Tasmanian tiger--thought to be extinct--have prompted scientists to launch a study to see if they can catch one on camera.
The Daily Word in Antivenom, Chinese Robocops and Bee Sports
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Feb 25 2017 7:39 AM ]
So British physicist Brian Cox says that if ghosts were real, we would have seen evidence of them through the Large Hadron Collider. Here's a Gizmodo article with legitimate criticism of Cox's comments (I still don't think I believe in ghosts, though).
A boy in Australia was saved by the largest dose of antivenom ever administered after he was bitten by a funnel web spider.
Whoa! Mars is developing rings from its moons!
Some scientists taught some bumblebees to roll a ball. Not only does it say something about their ability to learn complex tasks, it also looks awesome.
Here we go: The Chinese have built a robotic police officer. I think I've seen this movie.
NASA announced the discovery of seven earth-sized planets only 40 lightyears away. At least three seem to be able to sustain life!
The Daily Word in Mars Colonies, Woolly Mammoths and Ads
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Feb 18 2017 11:40 AM ]
Scientists say they can bring woolly mammoths back in two years. Well, there you go.
New Zealand has been discovered to be just the tip of a new, mostly underwater continent,Zealandia.
The United Arab Emirates has officially entered the space race to Mars, saying they plan to settle there by 2117.
NASA has discovered organic matter on the dwarf planet Ceres, between Mars and Jupiter.
Yay! No more long, unskippable ads on YouTube.
Even Bubbe Will Shake It
Friday, Feb 17: Fifteenth Annual KlezmerQuerque Festival
By Joshua Lee [ Thu Feb 16 2017 10:00 AM ]
Enjoy dance and instrumental music rooted in traditional wedding ceremonies of the Eastern European Jewish people.
Illustration by Joshua Lee
Tuesday, Feb 14: UnValentine's Day Celebration
By Joshua Lee [ Mon Feb 13 2017 10:00 AM ]
Grumpy crafts and other anti-heart activities.
Sunday, Feb 5: Family Science Workshops: What is a Scientist?
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Feb 4 2017 10:00 AM ]
Families explore how people operate as scientists every day by noticing things, asking questions, gathering information, testing and problem solving.
The Daily Word in Ancestors, Serpents and the Woolies
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Feb 4 2017 8:53 AM ]
A family in Abilene, TX found a rattlesnake in their toilet. Just to be safe, they checked under the house and found 23 more! Oh Jesus on a hotplate, that gives me the woolies something fierce.
Remember that creepy four-legged robot that Boston Dynamics made a few years back? Well, now they've added wheels and more functionality. Check out the leaked video, in which the founder of the company calls the robot "nightmare-
Archaeology find of the year: 12,000-year-old remains of a man with huge prostate stones in the Sudan. We're talking about the size of a walnut, here!
Um. I don't want to think of the implications involved in this study. It shows that corn-based diets low in vitamin B3 will make hamsters eat their young.
Tell your friends to move here if they want to escape the dust mite scourge. The coasts are infested with them because they need humidity to survive. Ugh. I could've lived without seeing the microscopic images.
Creepin' crawlers! What a shit day to look at the internet. This snake learned a new trick to lure prey: wagging it's tongue back and forth.
The oldest known relative of human beings was a millimeter long sea creature that didn't have an anus. (Pfft. Maybe yours, bro.) Why is there an artist's rendition? That's it, dammit. I'm done here.
Educate the Educators
Saturday, Jan 28: APS Board of Education Candidate Forum
By Joshua Lee [ Fri Jan 27 2017 2:00 PM ]
Get to know APS Board of Education Candidates in Districts 6 and 7, and voice your concerns for the districts.
Listen Up, Buster
Saturday, Jan 28: People's State of the Union: Share Your Views
By Joshua Lee [ Fri Jan 27 2017 1:00 PM ]
Join a transition team to advise on directions and strategies for the new president.
The Daily Word in Skittles, Synesthesia and Trump Updates
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Jan 21 2017 10:22 AM ]
The Interior Department was told to go silent on all its Twitter feeds after the National Parks Service retweeted a comment on the low turnout for Trump's inauguration.
Apparently one in five people report a synesthetic aural response to flashing lights.
Why were thousands of red skittles on their way to be animal feed in Illinois?
The Women's March movement has even spread to Antarctica.
How many frames can the human eye see in a second? The answer is ... complicated.
Keep up to date with the real-time Vice list of the laws and executive orders Trump has signed. They promise to update during the year.
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