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Inaugural embedding again

"Inaugural Embedding", 9/9/2005: 0 1 2 3 4 Mean Sentence Length Washington1879 629 (44%) 554 (39%) 206 (14%) 36 (3%) 5 (<1%) 60 Lincoln1865 440 (63%) 222 (32%) 38 (5%) 0 0 26 Bush2005 1842 (88%) 244 (12%) 4 (<1%) 0 0 22 Trump2017 1264 (87%) 178 (12%) 15 (1%) 0 0 8 "The evolution […]

Why Deny the Obvious Lie?

January 22, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston Is there method in Trump’s megalomania? Why would Trump say things that are obviously untrue? Not only untrue but easily demonstrated as untrue, like his claim that his inauguration had drawn the largest crowds in history. Show More Summary

Paul Nuttall in Stoke

A scene replaying itself night after night in drinking establishments across the land. A man, in late middle age, sat alone nursing a pint. He wears a creased suit and a defeated expression, and staring into the drink his mind races with what might have been. Show More Summary

Is Global Equality the Enemy of National Equality?

The question in the title is perhaps the most important question we confront, and will continue to confront in the years ahead. I discuss my take in this paper. Many economists tend to be global-egalitarians and believe borders have little...

Why One Doctor Says Medicine Isn’t Enough for Recovery

A double-board certified addiction medicine physician believes that 12-step programs are a critical part of recovery. Russell Surasky, MD, who is board-certified in Neurology as well as in Addiction Medicine, is certainly well-versed in the pharmacologic treatment of addiction. And yet he is also a […]

Links & Reviews

- Penn has acquired the only known copy of "Elegy on the Death of Aquila Rose," printed by Benjamin Franklin shortly after his arrival in Philadelphia in 1723. See coverage in, the WaPo, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. TheShow More Summary


12 hours agoAcademics / Physics : Asymptotia

Yes, it is pouring with rain outside, but inside... another pouring situation is taking shape as part of my Sunday activity. It's a discussion about gravity. But not in the way you think. -cvj (For those interested, the hands and head were done on paper with pencil... Show More Summary

Disadvantaged women at greater risk of heart disease than men

Women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, a major new study has found. A new study examined data from 22 million people from North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

The Popular Supplement That Will Boost Your IQ

12 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

Improve both your memory and intelligence with a popular supplement. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

Sunday assorted links

1. The culture that is Dutch first all-avocado restaurant to open in Amsterdam. 2. New blog, Political Arithmetick, high quality on economic stats and their meaning, by Brent Moulton. 3. “One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts...Show More Summary

Fox and pheasant

We took a bracing and frosty walk with the dog on Sunday morning, ended up walking about 5.5 miles (that was Mrs Sciencebase’s plot, I got 5.7 miles), took us about 2.5 hours but lots of stopping to chat to other dogwalkers and friends along the way and to take photographs. Within 20 minutes of … Continue reading "Fox and pheasant"

Clitbait: 10 things you didn't know about the clitoris

The Glitoris is not only Amanda Palmer’s No 1 artwork in the fight against fascism, it’s also an educational tool, says Australian artist Alli Sebastian Wolf On Saturday night, Alli Sebastian Wolf delivered a sex-ed lesson in one of the world’s most famous performance venues. Show More Summary

Robot Insurance

The EU is not really giving robots human rights; but some of its proposals are cause for concern. James Vincent on the Verge provides a sensible commentary which corrects the rather alarming headlines generated by the European Parliament draft report issued recently. Actually there are several reasons to keep calm. It’s only a draft, it’s […]

First GMO Apple on US Shelves Next Month

A brave new world in apples arrives in Midwestern grocery stores in February. The Canadian company Okanagan will begin selling "Arctic" apples that have been genetically modified to resist browning, reports the CBC. To show off the apples' talent, the Arctics will be sold pre-sliced in clear pouches, though they...

The Answer to the Problem of Violence

Yesterday, I was among the 1% or more the US population to show up at one of the Women's Marches. These weren't just in the US, but worldwide. If you ask me what I was marching for, I'd have to say it was an act of personal catharsis,...Show More Summary

neaq: Even scallops are fun to watch if you wait long...

neaq: Even scallops are fun to watch if you wait long enough. (Shot in the Edge of the Sea tidepool touch tank) Wait for it…

Bodyguards in the gut have a chemical weapon

Symbiotic bacteria produce antibiotics to clear harmful pathogens from the gut of caterpillars

Sunday Cat Blogging!

Pussy riot, American style. An impotent response to Inaugural balls. Cultural polluter Madonna has crowned herself poster girl of the pussy riot. Destructive leftists will justify as free speech her border-line incitement to violence. But the right to free speech...

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