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Andrew Helton
Works at Universities Space Research Association
Attended University of Minnesota
Lives in Sunnyvale, CA
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Very interesting, though I wish they would have gone into more detail about the evidence.
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The great-grandmother to the Margarita (the word “margarita” translates from “daisy” in Spanish), the Daisy itself was born from the sour. Its original late-1800s version combines spirits (often “Holland gin,” or genever) with gum syrup, orange cordial and citrus, while the “modern” variation from the 1910s includes grenadine and a splash of soda.

Gin-centric Whitechapel in San Francisco shakes up a version that sticks close to the more modern of the two takes. “Our intention was to present that this drink—even over 100 years old—is still excellent,” says Whitechapel owner Martin Cate, noting that genever, orgeat and maraschino provide a backbone of maltiness and nuttiness to balance the lemon. “If all the ingredients were bright and light, it would be one-dimensional.”

1¾ oz. genever
¼ oz. maraschino liqueur
½ oz. orgeat
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: coupe

Shake all ingredients with ice, then strain into a chilled glass.
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"It is unclear whether the animals are trying to stop humanity from unlocking the secrets of the universe."
The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is offline, following a run-in with a small mammal that munched on a power cord.
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This is fan-f*cking-tastic!
“The sad reality is, stuff like this is going to continue to happen unless we recognize that civil liberties are an all-or-nothing game.”
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"...where the report does add to our knowledge, is about Colin Powell, who served from 2001-2005. Powell did all his email business on a private account. All of his emails on official business were apparently in a private account. It is not clear why a great deal of what is said against Clinton’s emails, could not be said against Powell’s. Moreover, Powell’s similar practices can hardly be blamed on his being a novice about security. He not only had been Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he had been National Security Adviser. He had jurisdiction over all the intelligence agencies. Since Powell, with unimpeachable security credentials, felt fine using private email for official business, why are we climbing all over Clinton? It is, to be blunt, a double standard."
The inspector general's report does not add any new charges or adverse facts. It also shows the handling of Clinton's email was not out of line with her predecessors, notably Colin Powell, who, with his unimpeachable security credentials, apparently felt fine using private email for official business. What the report does suggest is that her accusers are applying a double standard.
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Fascinating!
Movile Cave has been cut off for millions of years. Its air is thick with harmful gases, yet it is home to an array of strange animals
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If you haven't watched The Expanse yet, do! It's definitely the best SciFi on TV! 
SyFy's The Expanse may be the most important piece of science fiction to appear on the small screen in 10 years, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
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Our friends at Compound Interest (a fantastic website and a useful resource for science educators and communicators) created a very handy infographic to provide people with A Rough Guide to the Types of Scientific Evidence. Being able to evaluate evidence behind a claim is important, but scientific evidence comes in a variety of forms. Here, different types of…
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Disclaimer: Neil deGrasse Tyson, I am not.
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  • University of Minnesota
    Astrophysics, 2004 - 2010
  • University of Iowa
    Physics, Astronomy, 1999 - 2004
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  • Universities Space Research Association
    Staff Scientist, 2012 - present
  • Universities Space Research Association
    Post-Doctoral Researcher, 2010 - 2012
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Scientific Evidence: A Rough Guide
www.relativelyinteresting.com

Our friends at Compound Interest (a fantastic website and a useful resource for science educators and communicators) created a very handy in

My Night in the Stratosphere - Sky & Telescope
www.skyandtelescope.com

What's it like to fly on SOFIA — a repurposed Boeing 747 with a huge rectangular hole in its side and a state-of-the-art telescope peering o

The progressive war on science
www.theglobeandmail.com

They have advanced degrees and consider themselves enlightened. But their ideology denies us food, medicine and energy

Alaska town is right to tax churches
www.adn.com

OPINION: In Alaska, the Nome City Council is moving forward with a plan to end tax exemptions for churches, making it the first American tow

Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus | WIRED
www.wired.com

A team of researchers is using a technique called multispectral imaging to uncover the hidden text on a 500-year old map used by Christopher

Are lower pesticide residues a good reason to buy organic? Probably not....
blogs.scientificamerican.com

A lot of organic supporters are up in arms about the recent Stanford study that found no nutritional benefit to organic foods. Stanford miss

The Problem with G.M.O. Labels - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

G.M.O. labels may be a political necessity, but they make no scientific sense.

Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't c...
www.theguardian.com

As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same

International Darwin Day Foundation
darwinday.org

Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charl

Naturopaths and the creep of pseudo-science | Toronto Star
www.thestar.com

If provincial governments grant naturopaths their wish and make them a self-regulating profession, they will be putting patients' well-being

Nikon D800E Gets Attacked by Pride of Lions - The Phoblographer
www.thephoblographer.com

This is what happens when you get super close to lions with a robot.

Guilt, history and “Ender’s Game”
www.salon.com

The new movie version of Orson Scott Card's fable about sci-fi genocide offers surprising historical insight

My Neighbor Magritte, A Comic About Living Next Door to Surrealist Artis...
laughingsquid.com

Cartoonist and illustrator Grant Snider of Incidental Comics has created "My Neighbor Magritte," a comic that illustrates what it would be l

Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare
www.salon.com

UPDATE I re-reported a Fox News segment on Obamacare -- it was appallingly easy to see how it misleads the audience

'Did You F***ing Hear That?'
www.huffingtonpost.com

In this short clip from the opening of Tuesday's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart vows to not talk about the shutdown... except for that one little

Why Whedon thinks The Empire Strikes Back was 'a betrayal of trust'
www.blastr.com

The Empire Strikes back is considered one of the best sequels ever made. But according to Joss Whedon, it wasn't perfect. There was one glar

the result of Jean-Luc Picard
www.seabreezecomputers.com

My Result: Jean-Luc Picard. Which Star Trek Character Are You?

Creationism and revisionist history threaten to invade our classrooms
www.guardian.co.uk

Zack Kopplin: We have to stop state legislators from sneaking creationist and revisionist textbooks into public schools

A cinema for true movie lovers - impeccable projection and sound, good food, broad drink menus, and a very respectful audience -cause if you disrupt those around you, you get kicked out!
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Great sandwiches and good service. If you want fast food, this is the best option near Murphy
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Best food in the Antelope Valley! Go for the Cajun Bowl and Biegnets and you will surely be happy!
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I randomly stopped in for a taco this morning while waiting for my car at the shop and I am so glad I did! This is a small, unassuming place with only a counter and a few tables. I first tried the salsa and was very pleased. It was a green salsa, sweet with a lot of flavor and just a little spicy kick. Generally I'm very skeptical of a place that has excellent salsa, since the salsa is often overcompensating for mediocre food. Not the case here! I had two tacos, one pollo and one carne asada and was blown away by both. They were excellent! I can't wait to come back and try something else from the menu... But how can I pass up the tacos?!
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