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Proteins work like rigid keys to activate cellular functions — or so everyone thought. Scientists are discovering a huge number of proteins that shape-shift to do their work, upending a century-old maxim of biology. https://www.quantamagazine.org/20170118-disordered-proteins/
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There's nothing to argue. Earth's temperature keeps shattering records because of human-caused climate change. https://www.wired.com/2017/01/2016-hottest-year-record-humans-blame
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Posting this as you fire up your coffee machine, toaster, after getting out of your hot shower, then driving to work.
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Encke's Comet, Celestial Poetics, and the Dawn of Popular Astronomy: How Emma Converse Became the Carl Sagan of the 19th Century https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/01/17/emma-converse-enckes-comet/ 
“The moment so long looked for may be nearer than we think, when, with a powerful grasp, like that of Newton, some watcher of the stars shall seize the secret of cometic history.”
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Ancient Egyptian “pot burials”: A new interpretation of why people buried their dead in food jars 5,500 years ago. http://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1016307
A new interpretation of why people buried their dead in food jars 5,500 years ago.
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This would be a much better argument if they could demonstrate that the people buried in jars were not exclusively poor.

Without that data, it is little more than an ontological argument that provides more insight into the researchers' beliefs than into the belief system of the ancient Egyptians.
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A Black Female Astrophysicist Explains Why Hidden Figures Isn't Just About History http://gizmodo.com/a-black-female-astrophysicist-explains-why-hidden-figur-1791297931
First, it beat Star Wars: Rogue One. Now, for the second weekend since its wide-release debut, Hidden Figures—the true story of three black female mathematicians at NASA—is number one at the box office. It’s raked in roughly $6o million so far, and counting.
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A pendant found in the ruins of a Nazi death camp may have a link to Anne Frank http://nyti.ms/2ixQZAf 
The item, which belonged to Karoline Cohn, 14, was discovered recently at the Sobibor camp in Poland and is similar to one owned by Anne Frank.
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"Our politicians may deny it. Our corporations may deny it. And even the secretary of state and the president may deny it. But denying it doesn't change reality. The Earth is warming; we are the cause; the consequences are severe and increasing; it's up to all of us to do something about it. Even with La Niña in place for 2017, global temperature levels are likely to never sink back to the 20th century average, not for a single year in the 21st century. The Earth belongs to us all, including all the humans who'll come after us. If we have any hope of taking care of it, it has to start with accepting the truth. Even if it's inconvenient." http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/01/18/climate-science-isnt-political-lying-about-it-is/#425f2413f854
The 2016 climate results are in. If you think the Earth isn't warming, welcome to the facts.
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+John A. Akouri I'm not sure what you're asking. That's an article pointing out that industry lied and manipulated results to avoid having to replace CFCs. Just as they are to avoid reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

As for what happened. We replaced CFCs and avoided the problem.
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How long would it take a pay-it-forward chain to reach 7.4 billion people? http://boingboing.net/2017/01/18/how-long-would-it-take-a-pay-i.html
How long would it take a pay-it-forward chain to reach 7.4 billion people?
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The Women’s Suffrage March of 1913: The Parade That Overshadowed Another Presidential Inauguration a Century Ago http://www.openculture.com/2017/01/the-womens-suffrage-march-of-1913-that-overshadowed-another-presidential-inauguration.html
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«Whenever Liberty hears of any demand for a real increase in freedom, it is prompt to encourage and sustain it, no matter what its source. It marches with any wing of the army of freedom as far as that wing will go. But it sternly refuses to right about face. Liberty hates Catholicism and loves Free Thought; but, when it finds Catholicism advocating and Free Thought opposing the principle of voluntaryism in education, it sustains Catholicism against Free Thought. Likewise, when it finds Liberals and Socialists of all varieties favoring eight-hour laws, government monopoly of money, land nationalization, protection, prohibition, race proscription, State administration of railways, telegraphs, mines, and factories, woman suffrage, man suffrage, common schools, marriage laws, and compulsory taxation, it brands them one and all as false to the principle of freedom, refuses to follow them in their retrogressive course, and keeps its own eyes and steps carefully towards the front.»

— Benjamin R Tucker. "Anarchy Necessarily Atheistic." Liberty (January 9, 1886) vol. 3 no. 21 (whole no. 79) p. 4 [document no. 418]
http://fair-use.org/benjamin-tucker/instead-of-a-book/anarchy-necessarily-atheistic
http://archive.org/stream/cu31924030333052#page/n483/mode/2up
http://library.libertarian-labyrinth.org/items/show/2774

• Benjamin R Tucker. "Resistance to Taxation." Liberty (March 26, 1887) vol. 4 no. 18 (whole no. 96) p. 1 [document no. 597]
http://fair-use.org/benjamin-tucker/instead-of-a-book/resistance-to-taxation
http://archive.org/stream/cu31924030333052#page/n63/mode/2up
http://library.libertarian-labyrinth.org/items/show/2797

• Benjamin R Tucker. "Relation of the State to the Individual." Liberty (November 15, 1890) vol. 7 no. 15 (whole no. 171) pp. 5-7 [document no. 1197-1199]
http://fair-use.org/benjamin-tucker/instead-of-a-book/relation-of-the-state-to-the-individual
http://archive.org/stream/cu31924030333052#page/n41/mode/2up
http://library.libertarian-labyrinth.org/items/show/2866

• Benjamin R Tucker. "Tu-Whit! Tu-Whoo!" Liberty (October 24, 1885) vol. 3 no. 16 (whole no. 68) p. 4 [document no. 378]
http://fair-use.org/benjamin-tucker/instead-of-a-book/tu-whit-tu-whoo
http://archive.org/stream/cu31924030333052#page/n75/mode/2up
http://library.libertarian-labyrinth.org/items/show/2769

• Clara Dixon Davidson. "Relations Between Parents and Children." Liberty (September 3, 1892) vol. 9 no. 1 (whole no. 235) pp. 2-4 [document no. 1522-1524]
http://fair-use.org/benjamin-tucker/instead-of-a-book/relations-between-parents-and-children
http://archive.org/stream/cu31924030333052#page/n157/mode/2up
http://library.libertarian-labyrinth.org/items/show/2922

• Wendy McElroy. "I the Person versus We the People." Mises Daily (July 20, 2011)
https://mises.org/library/i-person-versus-we-people

• Carl Watner. "Spooner vs. Liberty." The Libertarian Forum (March 1975) vol. 7 no. 3
http://voluntaryist.com/journal/spoonervsliberty.html
http://mises.org/library/complete-libertarian-forum-1969-1984

• Frédéric Bastiat. "L'État." Journal des Débats (no. du 25 septembre 1848) p. 1 col. 5
Fr: http://bastiat.org/fr/l_etat.html
Fr: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k56881118
En: http://econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss5.html
En: http://panarchy.org/bastiat/state.1848.html
En: http://bastiat.org/en/government.html
Es: http://bastiat.org/es/El_Estado.html

"Democracy is the pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
~H. L. Mencken.

«This brings us to Anarchism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished.»

— Benjamin R Tucker. "State Socialism and Anarchism: How Far They Agree, And Wherein They Differ." Liberty (March 10, 1888) vol. 5 no. 16 (whole no. 120) pp. 2, 3, 6 [document no. 790, 791, 794]
http://fair-use.org/benjamin-tucker/instead-of-a-book/state-socialism-and-anarchism
http://archive.org/stream/cu31924030333052#page/n28/mode/2up
http://library.libertarian-labyrinth.org/items/show/2821

• Larken Rose, Harvey Lester (video editor). "Statism: The Most Dangerous Religion." Liberty or Death Media (September 25, 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6uVV2Dcqt0 [13 min]

• Brett Veinotte. "Why Libertarianism Is So Dangerous." School Sucks Podcast (April 22, 2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbNFJK1ZpVg [13 min]
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Breaking Limits in Science and Life: A woman astronomer’s 20-year quest to find 100 Earth-like planets is within reach http://scienceline.org/2017/01/breaking-limits-science-life/
A woman astronomer’s 20-year quest to find 100 Earth-like planets is within reach
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Why Hell Can't Freeze Over: Quantum Physics And Absolute Zero http://www.tinyurl.com/gmfoavy
Last week, physicists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology reported they'd cooled an object to a million times colder than room
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When they say they cooled something a million times colder than a certain temperature, what does that mean? Let's say I have a base temperature of 20C or 68F. What is one times cooler than this, 2 times cooler than this and 3 times cooler than this?
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"I believe most such thought experiments are never satisfactorily solved. Indeed, I would suggest that the best way to use them is not to see them as puzzles to be solved at all. If we ever face such situations in real life, we will be forced to choose, and will have to do so based on the very particular circumstances of each case. The only general lesson we learn from these thought experiments is that there is sometimes a tragic conflict between life and what makes life valuable in the first place." https://aeon.co/ideas/life-and-death-thought-experiments-are-correctly-unsolvable
People have concerns about the psychological effects of endlessly playing shoot-em-up video games but I sometimes wonder whether doing moral philosophy is just as corrosive. A worryingly large proportion of ethical thought experiments involve fant...
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I'm a science writer and now a senior science editor at Gizmodo. I am also the author of several popular science books for general readers. Most recent books: "Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self," coming out January 28, 2014, and "The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse" (2010).
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