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Breaking Bad in South Florida (3)

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely coincidental. Part […]

Tense scene as Trump supporters meet protesters in Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz.—Temperature and tempers ran hot as President Trump prepared to hold a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday evening. Crowds of Trump supporters and protesters feuded in the triple digit heat outside the event...Show More Summary

New edition of Äxmat’janov’s Tatar etymological dictionary (and three Mari loans of ‘fishing float’)

Back in 2001, Rifkat’ Äxmat’janov (??????? ??????????) published a useful short etymological dictionary of Tatar, ????? ??????? ??????? ??????-?????????? ??????? (?????: ????????? ????? ????????). Among those interested in Tatar loanwords...Show More Summary

People All Over Are Saying Their Eyes Hurt From The Solar Eclipse

Many Americans experienced a really incredible solar eclipse on Monday and a fair amount of them have since been complaining on Twitter.

The 2017 solar eclipse entranced Canadians across the country

On Aug. 21, Canadians took a break from work, channelled their inner astronomy nerd and watched a partial solar eclipse. Here's how people in Toronto reacted. The post The 2017 solar eclipse entranced Canadians across the country appeared first on

Venezuela's top prosecutor has left Colombia for Brazil

Venezuela's top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, who fled the socialist country last week, has left Colombia for Brazil, Colombia's migration agency said on Tuesday. "Today the attorney general of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Diaz, left en route to Brazil," the agency said in a statement. Show More Summary

Missouri Governor Halts Man's Execution Hours Before in 'Light of New DNA Evidence'

Another man's DNA was reportedly found at the scene of the murder of 42-year-old Felicia Gayle.

An addendum to “arbitrage, amplification, and the tensor power trick”

In one of the earliest posts on this blog, I talked about the ability to “arbitrage” a disparity of symmetry in an inequality, and in particular to “amplify” such an inequality into a stronger one. (The principle can apply to other mathematical statements than inequalities, with the “hypothesis” and “conclusion” of that statement generally playing […]

BBC Pidgin Language Service.

Monica Mark reports: On Monday, BBC World Service launched a Pidgin service, unveiling a website and radio bulletins that will run entirely in the lingua franca spoken across West Africa. It’s the BBC’s biggest expansion in 40 years, and means the broadcaster will join the ranks of local stations that already reach audiences of millions […]

The Deep Seas Are Alive With Light

The Deep Seas Are Alive With Light: The deep sea is lit. ???? Here’s proof from our colleagues at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). ?

More on Dreher vs Buchanan on "All Men are Created Equal" and White Supremacy

Dr. Patrick Toner comments and I respond in blue: Your piece on Dreher and Buchanan accepts Dreher's overall reading (or misreading, as I see it) of Buchanan's argument -- you seem to accept that Buchanan actually means to somehow call...

party in the street: theory is put to the test

The main argument of Party in the Street is that the nature of partisanship affects the level of protest. If your movement thinks it is part of/opposed to a party, then protest will track who is in power (e.g., if your side wins an election, you mellow out). If the movement rejects the party system, […]

When Dinosaurs Were Killed, Earth Went Dark for 2 Years

When a 6-mile-wide asteroid crashed into the Gulf of Mexico 66 million years ago, it caused a devastating wave of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis that killed untold number of animals and ended the reign of the dinosaurs. Then things got really bad. In a study published Monday in PNAS, scientists...

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