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Awesome pic.
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This is the wallpaper on my laptop at the moment.
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Long, but interesting for those concerned with paleo-anthropology. There were lots of hominids at one time and they were widespread.
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The data, always look at the data.

"But if there’s an adversary the good guy with a gun isn’t on the lookout for, it’s Mark Bryant. A native of Harlan County, Kentucky, Bryant stands 6ft 1in with long hair and a bushy white beard. He’s an avid shooter, a former NRA member who likes to destress at the local gun range by “killing paper”, as he puts it.
Bryant collects handguns. Revolvers, mostly, but the occasional pistol as well, such as the one he used to pass his test to get a concealed-carry permit. He also collects gun violence data. From his home office in Lexington, Kentucky, Bryant has developed what is by some measures the most comprehensive database of recent gun deaths and injuries in America.
More than 13,000 people were shot and killed last year alone, with twice as many injured, according to the Gun Violence Archive, the not-for-profit group Bryant founded. Since 2014, Bryant’s team has recorded more than 100,000 incidents, including those where a gun is used in public and no one is hurt. Instances of “defensive gun use” – ie a good guy with a gun who made a difference – accounted for less than 3%."
After finding holes in national gun statistics in the wake of Sandy Hook, Mark Bryant, who has been shooting guns since he was five, decided to keep track himself. Since 2014, he’s recorded more than 100,000 incidents
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It pleases me that Bryant hails from Harlan County.
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Know your poisons.
This article was written by Simon Cotton from the University of Birmingham , and was originally published by The Conversation . When asked to name a poison, people may well think of cyanide, arsenic, or strychnine. But these are not the most toxic...
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Just damn. It seems the planet is warming faster than expected.
Time to re-tune the algorithms behind those global warming models.
 
The first 11 months of 2014 were the warmest on record. Then 2015 overtook it, with an average global temperature of 58.62 degrees. And the first three months of 2016 have already surpassed marks set in 2015. See more from PolitiFact, which does not even mention accelerating ocean acidification - two words that even denialists on Fox veer away from ever mentioning.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/apr/21/earth-day-2016-6-things-know-about-climate-change/

Notice that even Lyin’ Ted no longer offers his howler about “no warming” and has moved on to other outright fibs. Note also that while many previous GOP presidential candidates made 2015 the year they grudgingly said that we must do something about human generated greenhouse warming (Bush, Fiorina, Jindal and five others) the only ones left standing are utter denialist cultists.

 This is about our grandchildren. The confederacy must not win.
Forty-six years after environmentalists dedicated April 22 to Earth, the United States and China will sign the Paris Agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. In light of the historic deal between the world’s two largest polluters, we look back on some of our recent fact-checks on the issue. Here are six things everyone should know about climate change. 1. The vast majority of experts say humans are contributi...
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Tens of thousands of tulips are in full bloom in the park adjacent to Yokohama Stadium. It is quite a sight. The photo is of just one small section. They do this every year.
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A thought for the day:

"Humanity has two possible destinations: stars or strata." -- Mike DeSimone
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Interesting information on exercise, diet, and weight loss.

TLDR version: Exercise is very good for you, but don't look for it to be the main part of a weight loss program. Basically it's hard to create a significant calorie deficit through exercise. For weight loss, calorie restriction seems to work better than exercise, and calorie restriction plus exercise can work a little better than calorie restriction alone.
Physical activity may have less to do with weight loss than we think.
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IMO the emphasis with regards to exercise should be resistance training to counteract the tendency to for the body to cannibalize some muscle when in calorie deficit
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Makes sense.

"And now a new study suggests that the secret to the survival of avian dinosaurs and the birds they evolved into was their appetite for seeds.
Adding weight to this hypothesis is the fact that toothed birds died out at the end of the Cretaceous period, while their toothless and seed-eating companions stuck it out. With so little food left to scavenge on, it seems that being able to rely on seeds alone was quite literally a lifesaver.
As Jake Port reports for COSMOS magazine, a team of palaeontologists from Canada traced 188 of today's bird species back to their original common ancestor - a bird-like dinosaur with a toothless beak. Even with acid rain and scorched earth to contend with, seeds would still have been available and might have been crucial in keeping these birds alive."
Just this week , researchers reported new evidence that certain species of dinosaur were already on the way out before an asteroid crashed into Earth some 66 million years ago. But somehow, plenty of species managed to live through this cataclysmic...
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Without humans around, the wildlife in the Chernobyl exclusion zone seems to be doing all right.
Three decades later, it’s not certain how radiation is affecting wildlife—but it’s clear that animals abound.
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