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Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 31 2012

Giant prehistoric snake coming soon to a town near you

Titanoboa

PZ may have his colorful mollusca, aka cephalopods, but here at the Zingularity we’re talking giant prehistoric snake evolution like something right out of a b-movie! Meet Titanoboa, 50 feet long and weighing over a ton. It could have gulped down an adult with room left over for the rest of the family and its close cousins …

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Mar 31 2012

Us anti-science liberals have been taken to task by a brave anonymous emailer

Given the current anti-science jubilee going on among wingnut foot soldiers on the orders of their ignorant field commanders, you wouldn’t think they’d make a fuss about science. But you’d be wrong. One bold, fearless, anonymous member of the Keyboard Komanndos is mad as hell and they’re not gonna take it anymore!

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Mar 31 2012

Let’s put the Koch Brothers’ evil in perspective

I don’t actually believe the Koch Brothers are the anti-Christ. It’s just that they’re so, so fucking evil. In every way evil can be measured. Right now those two diseased humans are one the biggest forces trying to end any hope of affordable insurance for all Americans. Here’s just one tiny example of the needless suffering these assholes hope …

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Mar 31 2012

Humans are totally screwed

I guess everyone has their mini-break point. For some reason, here’s mine: as soon I saw this three-year old video of India and Pakistan’s antics at their border, that was it. Something died deep inside. I feel like throwing in the towel and just finding a nice secluded cave somewhere to quietly die of intra-species embarrassment.

Mar 30 2012

I bought me a lottery ticket

Romney_cash

Estimated cash value, now up to a cool 640 million. Normally I shy away from paying the stupid tax, but with all the buzz I was as helpless to do my consumer duty as a trained chicken pecking at a mini-piano for seed. If I win anything here is my sworn oath: as I’ve been carefully …

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Mar 30 2012

The crazy drama going on back in the USSR and why we are paying for it

Popovkin_Vedischeva

According to Russian media, Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin was hospitalized for exhaustion. At the same time he checked in with a bandaged head, in itself an unusual symptom for over work, Aleksander Paramonov, Deputy Head of Star City was fingered as possibly being involved in incident that led to the hospital visit. No one’s talking …

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Mar 30 2012

The scary thing isn’t just that conservatives reject science

Gauchat-Figure-11

A new study links the rejection of science with political party, and the correlation that turned up should surprise no one. Chris Mooney writing at DeSmogBlog looks at the results:

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Mar 30 2012

Are the Koch Brothers the real anti-Christ?

Obama should stay out of the free market and focus instead on controlling the free market! If that header makes no sense, welcome to the wonderful wacky world of religio-conservative politics. Where consistency and logic take a back-seat to anything that might benefit poor downtrodden zillionaires and multinational corporations, err, I mean multinational people, you know, the non-alive …

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Mar 30 2012

An eye witness steps foward in the Trayvon Martin case

Video of George Zimmerman being brought into the Sanford police station after shooting on 26 Feb 2012 I’ve held off on writing about the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin last month in Florida. There just wasn’t enough info at first and it was being blogged coast to coast elsewhere. But it’s started to fill in a …

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Mar 29 2012

What I did not know about M54

GlobClust

The image above is the globular cluster M54, a huge ball of mostly older stars 90,000 light-years away. I thought I knew about globular clusters, but the Bad Astronomer posted two points that are entirely new to me, and very cool:

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