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Peter Jacobs
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5.9 EQ between Richmond and C-ville. Woah.

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Nature News - Marine protected area sees fish increase fourfold, sharks tenfold, in a decade.

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They're pretty close to their goal of $200k. Donations can be as small as $10. I know this a bad economy, but if you feel like contributing...

"Priority one is getting the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) back online as soon as possible and once again fixing our gaze on the stars. The ATA is a powerful field of linked radio telescopes that enable countless avenues of astronomical study, chief among them the search for evidence of extraterrestrial civilizations and insight into the nature of our cosmic origins. In the wake of a recent funding shortfall, however, this invaluable tool lies dormant and our vision of the universe around us has gone dark. With your help, we can change that."

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"He’s collaborating with Ira Glass on a film based on Sam Shaw’s This American Life report [http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/354/mistakes-were-made/] –'one of the best things that they’ve done—that’s not my opinion, but many, many people are aware of it.'"

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"I like my Kindle, and for those of you who have one or are considering one, I wanted to share a couple of tips for reading long-form magazine articles..."

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What happened to the dinosaurs? For more than 100 million years, they ruled the world. Then, suddenly—poof—about 65 million years ago, they were gone. At least that's the way it looks to most scientists, who blame an asteroid hitting Earth for the ancient beasts' dramatic demise. Some researchers are still skeptical about the asteroid hypothesis, but a new fossil discovery in Montana may lend it new impact.
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