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A newborn baby girl was born pregnant with her own twins.
A newborn baby girl was born pregnant with her own twins.
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Preview tonight's NOVA episode, Sinkholes-- Buried Alive (airs at 9/8c) on PBS
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A growing American demographic: Children raised without religion, with moral values soundly intact http://fw.to/86eRnhf

"So how does the raising of upstanding, moral children work without prayers at mealtimes and morality lessons at Sunday school? Quite well, it seems. Far from being dysfunctional, nihilistic and rudderless without the security and rectitude of religion, secular households provide a sound and solid foundation for children, according to Vern Bengston, a USC professor of gerontology and sociology."
More children are “growing up godless” than at any other time in our nation's history. They are the offspring of an expanding secular population that includes a relatively new and burgeoning category of Americans called the “Nones,” so nicknamed because they identified themselves as believing in “nothing in particular” in a 2012 study by the Pew Research Center .
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"Collectively these letters make a good case for fans to take a deep breath when hirings and firings are happening. Save the pitchforks and torches for the second season of a coach or GM’s losing tenure – third if the team was an enormous mess to begin with."
You can delete a foolish tweet, and easily make a Facebook post disappear. Assuming it doesn't get distributed as a podcast, your call to a sports radio show is lost in the ether moments after the ...
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One of the most important things you learn in any job is what's actually safe and what isn't. This is true if you're fueling trucks, raising a kid, or designing spacecraft: you develop a profound intuition for which corners are completely fine to cut and which things you never even slightly mess around with. Most often, as you learn a trade, you more and more realize that things you thought were dangerous are actually safe -- which makes sense, since it's better for those who don't know to assume danger. You end up dividing things into three groups: things that really are dangerous, things that are dangerous unless you know what you're doing, and things which aren't dangerous at all.

Of course, what you really don't want is for a bunch of amateurs to then tell you how to do your job. There's the old joke about how first-time parents, when their baby drops a pacifier, will resterilize it in boiling water; second-time parents will give it a quick rinse; third-time parents will shrug, wipe it off on their shirt, and stick it back in the kid. You really wouldn't want a bunch of first-time parents (or non-parents) passing a law mandating that you sterilize everything. What you want is for less-experienced people to learn from more-experienced people.

In this context, here's an interesting new Pew survey of attitudes towards science. What I found most interesting about it is that a lot of the questions on which there were big differences between scientists' opinions and those of the general public were precisely "is this safe" questions tied to the things that scientists deal with every day. 

Most of the time, people who know the subject say that something which sounds dangerous is actually perfectly safe: eating genetically modified foods, eating foods grown with pesticides, getting vaccines, building nuclear power plants (!). Perhaps more interestingly, there are some things which the general public thinks is safe which experts say OH HELL NO GET AWAY FROM THAT SWITCH YOU LUNATIC to: allowing climate change and increasing offshore drilling being the two most notable examples. That's part of the same kind of professional eyeball: sometimes you know that something is just a giant deathtrap waiting to happen. Turns out that offshore drilling rigs are far, far more alarming to professionals than nuclear power plants: the former fail all the time, in horribly disastrous ways, while the latter are actually pretty reliable, all told.

We can talk about lots of reasons for this: for example, the media loves to make things sound really scary (because that sells newspapers), or people don't know enough about the details. But really, what's going on is simply the judgment of experience: people who work with various strange and foreign things, day-in and day-out, tend to get a pretty good feeling for what does and doesn't matter. And it's not always going to be obvious which is which: you just have to ask people who know.
The public and scientists express strikingly different views about science-related issues, yet both groups agree that K-12 STEM education in America falls behind other nations.
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I've always wanted to see a Blue Angels' view of flying in formation. Somehow, this is more terrifying than I had imagined it would be. 

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Though I didn't have a "real" camera with me tonight during our bay cruise, I couldn't resist grabbing a few snaps with my Note 4 when we got up close and personal with one of my favorite subjects. 
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#NBA  | Stephen Curry doing his best Pistol Pete impression!
Dante Exum probably wished he hadn't gotten out of bed this morning after this crafty ball handling exhibition from Steph. Curry would go on to put down 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting (4-of-9 from 3) and 11 assists. Warriors would go onto win 116-105 over the Jazz.
QUESTION: Do you think Stephen Curry is a solid MVP candidate at this point in the season?

#StephenCurry   #StephCurry   #GoldenStateWarriors   #Warriors   #Dubnation   #DanteExum   #UtahJazz   #Basketball   #sports   #TopPlays  +Golden State Warriors  
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Average to good taste/freshness. Best for quick Japanese fixes/cravings. They serve ramen, sushi, yakitori; covering a lot of Japanese staples adequately.
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Small venue with a good cheese steak, albeit a little pricey.
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$10 dollars for a haircut that's better than any you'll get at a chain.
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Great place to bring kids and have parties.
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Like most other Chipotles, which is a good thing
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Small venue with good Thai food and good service.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Good service and quality Japanese wagyu on hand. Good menu selection. Most importantly, food was delicious.
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