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I'm looking for bad descriptions of chaos from the popular press for my students to critique. Anyone know any good ones? 
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Say it isn't so!
Poor harvest on island of dominant producer pushes price of Madagascan beans up nearly 150%
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+Alex Shull: Mostly, my chemistry textbook from high school.  I've stumbled upon bits and pieces of supporting evidence on Google over the years.

I wouldn't characterise the situation as "can't break through"; it's more of a Prime Mover Advantage.  There are a lot of other successful flavours, but the default flavour tends to be vanilla — up to the point that "plain vanilla" has grown to be a metaphor for "default".

I suspect the tautology you seem is actually more of a feedback loop.  The crucial difference is that a feedback operates along time, tying today's market results to yesterday's, and all the way back until the market started.  (Also see path dependency.)
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The late drug baron had a herd of the animals, which are now out of control in Colombia. Just what do you do with 60 hippos?
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A cool conversation with Steven Pinker.
In an email exchange with Undark, Harvard psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker ponders science journalism, human violence, and derogatory words.
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Both a fascinating human story and an example of the complexity of biology.

SREBP1 has long been known to manage fat storage. After a meal, SREBP1 is helping each of your cells decide whether to use the fat that just arrived for fuel or store it for later.
Lefai’s team found, in animals, that a buildup of SREBP1 in the cell can lead either to extreme muscle atrophy or extreme muscle growth. And that was something Jill was interested in. She sent Lefai a two-line email with a question about his work. He thought it was from a scientist or Ph.D. student and responded.
Soon, Jill told Lefai about her own history, and suggested that it is possible that he discovered the actual biological mechanism that makes her and Priscilla so different — SREBP1 interacting with lamin.
How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.
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China is moving forward with plans to land a probe on the far side of the moon, state news agency Xinhua reports.
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Short lived return saw Tay tweet about smoking drugs in front of the police before suffering a meltdown and being taken offline
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Some good news.

"If you are a power-hungry emerging market in Africa or South America, for instance, you can put up a wind farm in six to nine months, or a solar plant in three to six months.

"However, if you want to put up a coal-fired power station, it is going to take three or four years. A nuclear power plant is going to take substantially longer than that."
Global investment in renewable energy hits a new high, beating the previous record in 2011, a study shows.
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Just donated to 'Be a Sea Turtle Hero'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/02yabuce
Did you know? Out of every thousand hawksbill turtle hatchlings, only one will grow to maturity.
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Zika virus may cause Guillain-Barre syndrome in some cases. 
Brazilian officials said that Zika, a virus linked to brain damage in infants, may be causing an increase in the number of cases of Guillain-Barré, an autoimmune condition.
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Zoo animals playing musical instruments.
D.C.'s hottest summer concert is brought to us by an unlikely source: a bevy of animal musicians
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    Developing a new math curriculum for biology majors, 2012 - present
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Introduction
If you can say my last name, you've found the right Jane. If you can't, you might have found the right Jane anyway.

I love ecology, networks, geography, and anything that makes me see the world a little differently. I have been described as being "more interesting than an attack goose".

I'm happy when a post inspires active discussion. Please note, however, that non-standard definitions of standard words tend to impede communication. If you insist on such definitions, I will start a new post where you can discuss them to your heart's content and leave the original post to more substantive conversation.

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Awarded "Biggest Attitude" in high school. Ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. Survived undergrad chem lab without using someone's old notebook.
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  • University of Georgia
    Ecology, 2006 - 2012
  • UCLA
    Ecology, Behavior and Evolution; Geography, 2001 - 2005
  • North Hollywood Zoo Magnet
    1997 - 2001
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Mathematical Modeling - Spiked Math
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Mathematical Modeling - Spiked Math Comic - A daily math webcomic meant to entertain and humor the geek in you...

Reddit Users Gather to 3D Print a Weightlifting Prosthesis for Recent Am...
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3D printed prostheses have been garnering a lot of attention as of late. Whether it is the hands and arms being created on a daily basis by

'Silent' Polio Cases Could Reignite Epidemics, Study Warns
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Only a few hundred cases of paralytic polio still exist worldwide, thanks to massive vaccination campaigns. ; But a new study concludes that

Ryan Teague’s “Cascades” music video features the... | Fuck Yeah Fluid D...
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Ryan Teague’s “Cascades” music video features the enchanting process of ice growth. A chamber full of supercooled water vapor subject to a s

Hyena society is founded on friendship
news.sciencemag.org

Ability to form lasting friendships is critical to maintaining the animals’ social structure

Inbred wolf population on Isle Royale collapses
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But biologists have begun tracking wolves’ forays to a new island

The Interview
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In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tablo

The Sneakiest Way Prosecutors Get a Guilty Verdict: PowerPoint | WIRED
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In Washington state earlier this month, an appeals court threw out a murder conviction based on shoddy work by the defense. But the court al

Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo
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'There was no transition at all, no sense of approaching danger. It was as if I had suddenly gone blind and deaf'

Despite the UN climate summit, fossil fuel firms are still in for the lo...
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Either the world is gearing up to tackle climate change, or there are long-term profits for companies exploiting oil, gas and coal reserves.

Broadband commission expects half of world connected by 2017
www.siliconrepublic.com

The United Nations Broadband Commission has released its world report on the availability of broadband worldwide and believes that by 2017,

Global Population Predicted to Reach Nearly 11 Billion by 2100
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A new study says the global population is growing faster than expected and projects the number of people globally will rise to just under 11

As Ebola Crisis Spreads in West Africa, Liberia's Deterioration Stands Out
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The country has more deaths than any other affected nation, prompting a quarantine and curfew in the capital.

Africa’s testing ground
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IN 2001 MTN, a fledgling telecoms company from South Africa, paid $285m for one of four mobile licences sold at auction by the government of

Preventive Monthly Treatment Reduces Severe Malaria Risk in Young Children
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Protecting young children from malaria in countries where the mosquito-borne illness is endemic can include preventive drug treatment during

Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years
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Finland's capital hopes a 'mobility on demand' system that integrates all forms of shared and public transport in a single payment network c

Zebras make Africa's longest land migration | WWF
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In a ground breaking study, a WWF-led team has discovered Africa’s longest land mammal migration. The migration of Plains (or Burchell's) Ze

Nice hotel with good breakfast, although it doesn't look like a normal Country Inn. If your room is near the elevator, though, you will hear it.
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Very nice hotel. Great breakfast!
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Good food, reasonable prices and lots of vegetarian options.
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