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The calcite remembers

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I feel like +Patrick Stuart and +Jason Sholtis need to see this if they haven't already. Altamura man. Possibly 130,000 years old. Current thought is that this neanderthal dude was wounded, fell upside down in a crack in a cave, and died of starvation. But only the calcite remembers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamura_Man
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Sarmientosaurus skull scan
They did a CAT scan of the skull, and in a sort of reverse engineering, they figured out what the brain and sense organs must've looked like. "For instance, the middle ear seems to adapted for hearing low frequency sounds, whatever that means, we're not totally sure," Lamanna says. Modern-day elephants and whales communicate with low-frequency sound, which could provide a clue. The orientation of the organs of the inner ear suggest the animal's normal posture was "neck-down," which could mean it browsed not on treetops, but on ground vegetation.
A nearly complete fossilized skull from Argentina helps explains the success of these giant dinosaurs that roamed some 95 million years ago.
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Neck down? That's unexpected.
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2016 Hugo Finalists announced
When I saw the first novel Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (Tor Orbit) I felt relieved, then I scrolled down... 

The Good: Leckie, N.K. Jemisin, some interesting things I haven't read yet.
The Bad: Lots of decidedly meh stuff churned out by Castalia House
The Ugly: Obnoxious and offensive drek vomited out by Vox and Friends. If You Were an Award, My Love, Space Raptor Butt Invasion, Safe Space as Rape Room, they're all part of Beale's childish attempt to get his revenge on the SFF community.

Full list: http://midamericon2.org/home/hugo-awards-and-wsfs/2016-hugo-finalists/
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+Marko Bosscher does the association go beyond VD looking. Around. For what would irritate the Hugo public most?
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Common misconceptions about tyrannosaurs
Leading palaeontologist and writer Dr David Hone reveals six things you might not know about the tyrannosaurs.

Apparently Dr Hone has recently published a book on tyrannosaurs: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KamYungSoh/posts/ZrCs4fywDiL
We all think we know the tyrannosaurs, thanks to the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex, but there are some surprising things you may not know about
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If you want to pass on these puns to him [ https://www.twitter.com/Dave_Hone ]...};-)
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You probably didn't know that this topic has been highly controversial in scientific circles.
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the novel is based on a real story
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Your move Kasich!
 
Like I said: #MyFavoriteSoapOpera
To be sure, it’s an unconventional move deciding on a vice presidential candidate to serve as your running mate, when most people don’t appear to want ...
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Didn't one of the women Cruz allegedly slept with work for Fiorina's campaign?   Co-incidence, I'm sure.
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My first piece for the Los Angeles Times, naturally enough on the Hugo Awards, the 2016 finalist list for which was just released. Enjoy (uh, that is, if you like discussion of Nerd Drama™)

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-john-scalzi-hugo-award-nominations-20160426-story.html
T he list of 2016 Hugo Award finalists is out and once again slate makers have tried to stuff the ballot box. But how much credit should they get for nominating already-celebrated work?
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Petition to save freedom by censoring scientists
"To clarify, we are calling for the teaching of social justice courses in universities to be temporarily suspended."
So it's really just a temporary form of censorship until unnamed parties can decide what to do with "Social justice professors".

The whole thing is rambling, incoherent and self-contradictory but it's attracted 50K supporters within a week. I can only wonder what will happen when it reaches it's goal of 75K and the petition gets sent out to "the universities" <_<

#GamerGate   #freedomofspeech   #Ethics  
Social justice has become scientifically illiterate, logically unsound, deeply bigoted and openly supremacist. Social justice professors are indoctrinating young people into a pseudoscientific cult behind closed doors that is doing damage to their health, education and future. Social justice has become...
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Ironically, apart from the "sjw" label, the cartoon accurately depicts the cause of, say, hb2...
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Texas students in smash and grab fossil theft
Fossil theft is a chronic problem in southern Utah where public lands harbor deposits of paleontological resources of great value to science. Thieves usually wreck the fossils they steal because extricating ancient bones is painstaking, often tedious work that requires special tools and skills.
_The Texans charged in this case likewise damaged the bones and the stone, according to the charges._
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You'd think that paleontology students, of all people, should know the damage they're doing :-/
As for revealing the location, the excavation site is not exactly secret so there is probably no harm in that.
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Kessel Chips
I once ate a whole bag in 12 parsecs

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I was in a ship with FTL drive at the time ;-)
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Come to the Dark Side we have cookies

#StarWars #Tie
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Nice one +John A. Tamplin 
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