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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 29 2012

Ooh, swirly!

Take a look at this Wind Map — I see we have gentle zephyrs here in Minnesota, but there’s something strange going on on the east coast.

Oct 29 2012

Remember this on election day

Look back on Mitt Romney in 2011: KING: You’ve been a chief executive of a state. I was just in Joplin, Missouri. I’ve been in Mississippi and Louisiana and Tennessee and other communities dealing with whether it’s the tornadoes, the flooding, and worse. FEMA is about to run out of money, and there are some …

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Oct 29 2012

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Almost Halloween!

bats

Oct 29 2012

The CephSeq Consortium has a strategy

n_pompilius

I approve this plan. A number of researchers have gotten together and worked out a grand strategy for sequencing the genomes of a collection of cephalopods. This involves surveying the phylogeny of cephalopods and trying to pick species to sample that adequately cover the diversity of the group, while also selecting model species that have …

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Oct 29 2012

Fair warning to convention attendees

So I just got back from CSICon, which was great fun. I gave a talk on the role of chance in evolution (it’s more important than many think), and I think people recorded it. I also have a rough summary that I’ll polish up and post to Pharyngula. But… You’ll have to wait a bit. …

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Oct 29 2012

On second thought…

After all, who wouldn’t want to live in Raccoon City? A vote for Romney is a vote for Umbrella Corporation, and unrestrained biotechnological innovation.

Oct 29 2012

Ignore that presidential campaign over there

I don’t like Obama. There. I said it. I think he’ll go down in history as a mediocre president — not a bad one, just one who didn’t change a flawed system at all, who was so focused on being moderate and compromising that there was no hope of any significant change. I also think …

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Oct 29 2012

That’s an excellent message

braindamage

You do want to read the whole comic, right?

Oct 28 2012

I’m home!

I made it back, scudding ahead of the oncoming hurricane! Actually, I saw no sign of it: everything was calm when I left Tennessee and North Carolina this morning, and all my flights were on time. I know some of the east coast people were seeing flight cancellations, but I think my timing was just …

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Oct 28 2012

[Lounge #377]

babybat

This is the lounge. You can discuss anything you want, but you will do it kindly. How are you going to type with a baby bat snuggled up to your finger like that? Status: Heavily Moderated; Previous thread

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