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The Courage to Live It: A master class on the business of freelancing.

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Dates: August 24-27, 2014 Place: The Mountain Research Station, west of Boulder Colorado. Deadlines and fees Online ApplicationYou know how to write and you’ve already done some freelancing, but ...

Study of Pot Smokers' Brains Shows That MRIs Cause Bad Science Reporting

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This week a study of cannabis consumers published by The Journal of Neuroscience provided powerful evidence that MRI scans cause shoddy science

To bicycle or not to bicycle?

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Two years ago, I was quoted by a Star Tribune reporter saying that I do not wear a helmet while bicycling because I don’t want the activity to appear dangerous or scary

Why are diamonds clear, but coal black?

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Maggie Koerth-Baker answers a new Science Question from a Toddler.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Official Meeting Minutes From the Last Supper.

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[Originally published March 29, 2013.]- - -A Holy Thursday in Late March/Early April, 0033 CE, 6:46 PMMembers Present:JesusGodHoly...

Retraction Watch is hiring an intern: Here’s how to apply

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Retraction Watch readers: We need help. As many of our loyal tipsters know, the list of retractions and related stories that we can't get to just keeps getting longer. And as we grow, we want to gr...

NASA ARC on USTREAM: Ames Research Center is NASA's center in Silicon Valley, California. We enable exploration through selected development of innovative ...

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Ames Research Center is NASA's center in Silicon Valley, California. We enable exploration through selected development of innovative technologies and interdisciplinary scientific discovery.

Zero G Day again: Nope. Just, nope.

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If you’re wondering what that repeated thumping sound is, it’s echoes of me hitting my head against my desk. I’m used to seeing a certain level of silliness when I open Twitter in the morning; it’s Twitter, after all. What I wasn’t prepared for was a tweet by ...

Concrete-Dissolving Bacteria Are Destroying Our Sewers

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Underground in places nobody likes to look, bacteria are doing terrible things to our sewage pipes. The concrete pipes that carry our waste are litera...

Maggie Koerth-Baker – Spock-Like Things In a Kirk-Like World

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In retrospect, the electric light seems like an instant win. In grade school, we all learned this history as a very simple story – Thomas Edison invents the lightbulb in 1879 and, yada yada yada, s...

This Is What the GOP's War On Science Looks Like

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I've seen some surreal moments in our nation's capitol, but few can compare to watching Republican members of Congress lecture John Holdren last week on the meaning of "science." Here are some highlights.

Two new discoveries, one space object: Planetoids in the news

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Our solar system has eight planets (again, sorry Pluto). But it has many, many more planetoids — more than 600,000 at last count.

Everest Sherpas say they are abandoning climbing season

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Nepal agrees to Sherpa guide demands but they appear set to abandon this year's Everest climbing season.

News, opinion and aggregation on business, politics, entertainment, technology, global and national

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced at Columbia University on Monday.

Kickstarter >> Nonvella Publishing: Short Books, Big Stories by Tyee Bridge and Anne Casselman

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The craft brewing of publishing. Fair trade. Very quaffable. New nonfiction at just-right lengths by emerging & award-winning writers.

A visit to a legal recreational marijuana store

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hmm interesting. I'll have to check out what a book I have at home says to do about them. It seems we do have them in Australia and this page deals with a few management techniques - the most effective of which seems to be its natural predators.

Community Post: 12 Items To Improve Your Wineaholic Lifestyle

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Whether you prefer red, white, or you swing both ways, these items will make your wineaholic lifestyle a whole lot easier.

Epigenetics could help explain differences between us and Neanderthals

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Methylation […] probably played a role in the difference between human body types and the bodies of Neanderthals.

Understanding the #CancelColbert Campaign

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#CancelColbert may have been silly, but it’s worth asking if those of us who find it distasteful know as much about the intentions of the hashtag activists as we think we do.

Channing Tatum May Play Gambit, Who Is a Terrible Superhero

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Cocksure without being arrogant, centered but never self-serious, Tatum just radiates good-dude-ness, and it's hard to begrudge him his chance to give the old superhero-franchise money tree a few s...

Hobby Lobby, IUDs, and the facts

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The U.S. Supreme Court will decide later this year whether a corporation can have religious beliefs. Maggie Koerth-Baker looks at the science of birth control, and how it might inform the debate.

Pterosaurs: Winged, awesome, and surprisingly rare

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Pterosaurs weren't birds. They weren't dinosaurs, either. And they are definitely more than just pterodactyls. As an order, the pterosaurs contained a huge amount of diversity.

Minneapolis taco delivery powered by bikes

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We are Taco Cat, a bike-only taco delivery service in Minneapolis, MN.

Kanye West Got Peed On

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In today’s gossip roundup: Kim Kardashian told Seth Meyers that baby North West peed on Kanye during their Vogue fashion shoot, Kim and Kanye step out for dinner with Anna Wintour, and George Clooney’s ex has a whole new life.

Can Breast Milk Cure My Child’s Eye Infection?

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Breast milk provides optimal nutrition for infants, and it gives them immune protection that no formula company has been able to replicate. How many other secrets does it contain? Many mothers clai...

Could the Game of Thrones poisoning happen in real life?

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Cyanide, deadly nightshade and pesticides have disturbingly similar symptoms to the toxin that took a powerful character's life, writes Rachel Nuwer. Warning: this post is laced with potent spoilers.

Pyongyang’s 2014 Marathon: North Korea opens its race to foreigners.

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Each Friday Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and photography, visit their online magazine or follow @roadskingdoms on Twitter. PYONGYANG, North Korea—As I wait for the gun to sound at the start ...