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Sara Anderson
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Attended University of Idaho
Lives in Mountain View, CA 94040
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Pity the Swing State Voter
This isn't one of those elections you just let happen.  You make it happen.  You head down to the volunteer office of your candidate, and ask how you can help out. There's a Democratic Volunteer Center just around the corner from me, and I've been doing a l...
This isn't one of those elections you just let happen. You make it happen. You head down to the volunteer office of your candidate, and ask how you can help out. There's a Democratic Volunteer Center just around the corner ...
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Looking at old photos. Man this one's cute. 
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When I read "gymnasium skeleton" I was imagining kids climbing on a whale skeleton like a jungle gym.
Scientists say a dead whale on a desolate beach and a skeleton hanging in a high school gym are a new species. Yet experts have never seen one alive.
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When I'm talking to people about birds at the aviary, I unconsciously start toning down the precision of my grammar (I say "real" instead of "really," e.g.). I only noticed this after doing it for a few months.

I'm not sure why I do it.

I think I'm trying to reconcile my discomfort at speaking as an authority with being friendly and in a way kids can understand. Maybe people will feel like it's a more-collaborative conversation (where we're trying to think out loud about whatever the subject is - say, why do birds stand on one leg?) if I let the rough edges show.

I have a degree in molecular biology, but most of my knowledge of macrobiology is either stuff I learned in high school or what I've watched on TV. When somebody asks a question I don't know the answer to, I'll provide the stuff that I think is related to the answer ("Well, I know that other herons and egrets lay blue eggs.") and see if we can come to a conclusion from what we both know.

Or it's just a way to try and avoid seeming uppity.
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Gotta hustle to keep that orange dude out of the white house. 
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I heard this song on the Stanford radio station today. ???
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I looked the dude up, and his website is full of indignant rage implying that some shadowy forces are the only thing between him and superstardom. Eh, he can play the inaguration.

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Regulators! Let's Dance by Morgan Kelly acrylic on canvas 46" X 55"INQUIRE FOR AVAILABILITY AND PRICING View Additional Works by Morgan Kelly :One or more edition out of stock
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When Time is Money, Cash Assistance Only Does So Much
I'm a little ashamed of it, but I subscribed to Blue Apron .  I love cooking, and I don't have a job, but planning meals stresses me out a lot.  I grew up in a home with one income-earner, where cooking food at home made an enormous difference in the househ...
I'm a little ashamed of it, but I subscribed to Blue Apron. I love cooking, and I don't have a job, but planning meals stresses me out a lot. I grew up in a home with one income-earner, where cooking food at home made an en...
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JACKSON, MS - A new law in Mississippi has made it legal for doctors and nurses to refuse care to certain patients on religious grounds . The law allows medical staff to refuse treatment to members of the LGBQT community on the grounds that it violates their religious beliefs. It would serve to r
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God she's crushing this one. The way she handles Loomis is amazing. "You'd be a great hooker. Get you out there, crackhead you up a bit... " "Thank you!"
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de facto housewife, scientist at heart
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I've got the commonest name I've heard of, but if you know me you've probably heard my jokes about that.  
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Idaho Democrat with a little bit of hope yet, Troy's Junior Miss 1999. I got to feed giraffes and a sloth bear.
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  • University of Idaho
    molecular biology and biochemistry, 2001 - 2004
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Regulators! Let's Dance
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Regulators! Let's Dance by Morgan Kelly acrylic on canvas 46" X 55"INQUIRE FOR AVAILABILITY AND PRICING View Additional Works by Morgan Kell

Natural Liberty: Rediscovering Self-induced Abortion Methods - Sage-Femm...
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books.google.com - Sage-femme Collective is an anonymous group of professional researchers, herbalists, and individuals involved in the wome

Make a Tank Top from a Guy’s T-shirt
diydamsels.blogspot.com

After going to Target looking for something cute to wear on St. Patty’s Day, I realized that finding a nice green shirt in the ladies depart

Former Congressional Candidate Pleads in Plot to Murder Muslims | Hatewatch
splcenter.org

A group of Muslim school children in upstate New York has a heartbreaking question for a Tennessee man they have never met, but who haunts t

An Extraordinary Glimpse into the First 21 Days of a Bee's Life in 60 Se...
www.thisiscolossal.com

In an attempt to better understand exactly what happens as a bee grows from an egg into an adult insect, photographer Anand Varma teamed up

If You Actually Cared About the Environment
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Problem: Obesity Problem: carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere leading to global warming Do the math. One of these problems solves the ot

Without Racial Diversity, Do Enviros Risk Becoming Marginalized? -
baynature.org

UC Berkeley professor Carolyn Finney explains why environmentalists should support biodiversity — and racial diversity.

Sonic booms in nerves and lipid membranes
phys.org

(Phys.org)—Neurons might not be able to send signals as fast as electrons in wires or photons in fiber, but what if they can communicate usi

On the Movie Set of Director Ilya Khrzhanovsky's Dau
www.gq.com

Five years ago, a relatively unknown (and unhinged) director began one of the wildest experiments in film history. Armed with total creative

White People in Criminal Defense: Where Does Your Allegiance Lie?
socialistgumshoe.blogspot.com

Working in criminal defense makes it difficult for me to direct rage at most not guilty verdicts. I have worked on so many cases that most t

Idaho prison fugitive continues to taunt officials by doing Facebook int...
nydn.us

An Oregon man may be on the lam from authorities, but he’s still able to connect on social media.

Night Sky Network | Outreach Resources
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Tele-Conference: "How to make an Itty Bitty Radio Telescope" with Sue Ann Heatherly, education officer for the National Radio Astronomy Obse

Accused 'Porch Shooter' Theodore Wafer Testifies Tearfully at Murder Tri...
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A crying Theodore Wafer took the stand today to tell his side of the story of what happened the night he fatally shot Renisha McBride on his

Uncommonly Lucky | Beer Recipe | American Homebrewers Association
www.homebrewersassociation.org

This recipe is an amber hybrid beer that is somewhat like Anchor Steam, except it’s a little darker and has bigger malt flavors! Using one o

Some thoughts about human subjects research in the wake of Facebook’s ma...
blogs.scientificamerican.com

You can read the study itself here, plus a very comprehensive discussion of reactions to the study here. 1. If you intend to publish your re

Slender Man is a convenient target for our fears. Misogyny and racism ar...
www.theguardian.com

It's a lot easier to censor a fictional character than to confront the real violence tolerated in our society •In Depth: Slender Man figure

Easy cherry compote | BBC Good Food
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This rich compote makes a perfect addition to pancakes for brunch