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Sure, it's OK to celebrate Pangolin Day a bit late.
Ever heard of the pangolin? John D. Sutter offers seven ways to celebrate this little-known, scale-covered mammal, which is trafficked by the ton.
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This is fascinating. I wonder why insulin-based venoms aren't more common.
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A worrisome situation. What I don't understand is why land is so expensive.
The nation's farmers are 17 years older than the average American worker, with younger would-be farmers hobbled by rising costs of land and technology.
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The estate tax doesn't kick in until the estate value is 5.4 million in 2015, so it would have to be a pretty sizable farm... I think the main reason land is expensive is the potential development value. If it is within an hour of a decent sized city, you could divide it up into 1/2 acre plots and build mcmansions on it and sell them for 300k, probably 150k profit per house, or 300k per acre...
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[O]ur ancestors and meningitis-causing bacteria have been locked in an arms race for 40 million years. Each time we make it harder for the bacteria to steal our iron, the bacteria change their structure to get a better grip on our transferrin.
A recent study illustrates how our ancestors evolved new defenses to starve meningitis-causing bacteria of the iron they need to grow.
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(The Secret Tao of Google+: Let the adolescent have the last word : )
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Being globally connected is great, but we still need to know what's happening where we live.
Filling a void left by big city newspapers, online projects combine community news, journalism, and conversations with our neighbors.
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This is really cool.
 
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Can't argue with that authority.
 
Crackpot email of the day

I have a webpage on the Voynich Manuscript.  It's the most mysterious manuscript in the world.  It is 7 x 10 inches in size and about 200 pages long.  It was found in a chest in a Jesuit college in Italy.  It is written in a flowing cursive script in alphabet that has never been seen elsewhere. Nobody knows what it means. During World War II some of the top military code-breakers in America tried to decipher it, but failed. A professor at the University of Pennsylvania seems to have gone insane trying to figure it out.  People keep coming out with theories explaining it.

Today I got this email:

The Voynich Manuscript Book is from another World... similar to ours.  The Book was magically written by God, and the original author awakened and found the manuscript like it is. Nobody on this Earth wrote it except God.

My personal opinion - I know because I have been working with God for few years now.

Okay....

Here's my page on the Voynich, which I never finished:

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/voynich.html
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An interesting bit of history.
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If you can, watch this film, Camp de Thiaroye
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_de_Thiaroye

Based on the Thiaroye massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiaroye_Massacre
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Combining health and conservation in Nepal.
At high noon, Devi KC is still deep in the daily chores she started at sunrise: brewing tea and cooking a meal of rice, lentils and spinach for her husband and teenage son; pumping and hauling water from the nearby well; harvesting hay from her field; and sweeping road dirt from her front porch.
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This is really weird. Doesn't the one-sided paralysis indicate the problem is in the brain?
Researchers are racing to find out if enterovirus 68 is responsible for paralyzed limbs in children.
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+Jane Shevtsov if you're looking for it, search on "flaccid paralysis". It's likely to show up on TWIV podcast since it's NYT.
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It goes without saying that work can be greatly fulfilling. It has been for me. But, as a general matter, mothers and fathers both report that time spent with their children is a far greater source of meaning and happiness than time spent at work. In a 2013 Pew study, 60 percent of men described their childcare hours as “very meaningful”; only 33 percent of men said the same about their paid work. And men appear to be just as dissatisfied with the stickiness of gender-based norms as women: Nearly half of fathers report dissatisfaction with the amount of time that they are able to spend with their children—twice the rate of mothers who say the same. The gender-equality debate too often ignores this half of the equation. When home is mentioned at all, the emphasis is usually on equalizing burdens—not equalizing the opportunity for men, as well as women, to be there.
A young lawyer puts his former boss’s ideals into practice.
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Probably a bit of both, but I'd like to know what percentage said their work was "meaningful", just not "very meaningful".
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There’s no particular merit to being an “equal-opportunity offender”—indeed, it’s lazy and cheap, a way to avoid being held accountable for anything you say because none of it is part of a moral worldview or to be taken seriously.

The whole reason the concept of responsible satire has been summed up as “punch up, don’t punch down” is to acknowledge that not all your targets of satire start out on an equal footing. Francois Hollande is not on the same level as girls who have been kidnapped into sexual slavery, and having the same “no-holds-barred” attitude toward them both is not the same as treating them fairly.
When the only thing you’re reverent of is irreverence, you eventually get chan culture—people who shout racial slurs and think they’ve accomplished something in the name of 'free speech.'
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+Stephen Miller FWIW, that's roughly my take as well. The tricky part can be that French writers and political cartoonists have no problem assuming a lot of shared context with their readers, which can lead to a lot of confusion for those of us not firmly ensconced in the culture.

And don't even get me started on Le Canard Enchainé, which is rife with context, current events, double and triple entendres, etc. I've never been so humbled in my purported ability to speak the language, as when I was trying to read that magazine, alongside a French friend who couldn't stop laughing at the articles, but had to explain every second or third sentence to me.

And this is what I find so frustrating about the original article in this post -- the author apparently didn't get the joke at all, and rather than asking someone who might, proceeded to critique it based on wildly fallacious assumptions. E.g., the whole "punch up/down" argument is completely upside down because of his misinterpretation.

In other news, hard cross-cultural communication is hard.
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  • University of Georgia
    Ecology, 2006 - 2012
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    Ecology, Behavior and Evolution; Geography, 2001 - 2005
  • North Hollywood Zoo Magnet
    1997 - 2001
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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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    Developing a new math curriculum for biology majors, 2012 - present
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Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years
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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

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How African Americans beat one of the most racist institutions: The swim...
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That old saying that "black people don't swim"? It's both true and undeserved -- just like the notion that we don't like the outdoors.

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Meet the one creature that isn't bothered by climate change
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Why are the Kochs giving $25 million to poor black college students?
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The Kochs' gift to the United Negro College Fund provides much-needed funding for low-income African Americans. But is it part of an anti-cl

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Alcoholic Monkeys Stealing Cocktails from Caribbean Beach-Goers
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No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment
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