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Lollipops Could Lure Elusive Tree Rat Out of Hiding

A fuzzy, orange rodent named the Santa Marta Toro was unexpectedly rediscovered in 2011, and now researchers are pulling out all the stops to find the species again, including lacing their camera traps with candy.

Mystery Over Face-Down Skeleton Partly Solved

X-ray analysis reveals the 17-century man carried a satchel full of coins.

Gary Johnson's 'Aleppo Moments': Why We Get Brain Freeze

Stress and sleep deprivation can impair our ability to process, store and retrieve memories.

Cutest Face-Plant Ever? Baby Panda Falls Off Stage

During the public debut of the 23 cubs born this year at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, one of the black-and-white cuties took a nosedive off the stage.

Cause of Crohn's Disease: Gut Fungus Now Suspected

People with Crohn's disease have a higher level of a certain fungus in their gut, new research finds.

World's Deepest Underwater Cave Discovered

The Czech cave was first explored by the divers in 1999, but the abyss has now been access by a robotic vehicle and its depth measured. It is now the world's deepest.

Self-Appointed Destructive Critic

by @bahniks - click on image for a larger view By now, those of you familiar with the “methodological terrorism” controversy (PDF) are probably sick of it. I won't go into any detail, other than to say that disagreements between theShow More Summary

Contrasting Aesthetics for “High End” and “Commercial” Models

Flashback Friday. Does the modeling industry fetishize whiteness? It turns out that the answer is: it does and it doesn’t.  Ashley Mears, a model turned sociologist, found that high fashion models are overwhelmingly white, but that commercial modeling — the kind you see in catalogs for stores like Target, TJ Maxx, and JC Penney — is much […]

“Who Gets to Vote?”

Beautifully done NYT Sunday Review piece by Alex Keyssar. There is a also a related video, Supreme Court vs. American Voter. (Starts with a provocative Ed Blum quote) … Continue reading ?

9-21-16 There Is Always Something Going On!

Wednesday, September 21st...though they weren't all in groups... they seemed to be more in groups than in ones and twos... of course Granny J-2 was wit h the large group offshore as they headed up......a large group was way off shore...Show More Summary

Famous Frog Toughie Dies, Sending Species to Extinction

The tree frog's loss warns of other extinctions, says the photographer who featured the animal in his Photo Ark project.

Flashback Friday: Want to be happier? Skip the small talk.

Photo: flickr/wolfB1958 We all know those people. Maybe you’re one of them. The person who manages, despite all the stress and work it takes to get through a normal day, to always be happy. How do they do it? What is their secret? Although...Show More Summary

“Trump’s unusual conflict: Millions in debts to German bank now facing federal fines”

WonkBlog: Federal regulators are seeking a $14 billion fine from Deutsche Bank, Trump’s top lender, to settle claims that the bank issued toxic mortgages amid the housing crisis. German media have suggested the bank has sought a state bailout that could … Continue reading ?

SpaceX's Elon Musk turns to science fiction for Mars ship

If SpaceX founder Elon Musk's plan to establish a city on Mars sounds like science fiction, then consider the name of his first passenger ship.

The Animals That Venom Can’t Touch

Meet the creatures who look into the face of venomous death and say: Not today

A Look at Boston’s Lost and Found

Last month at the African American Intellectual History blog, Jared Hardesty wrote about a surviving scrap of colonial Boston town records and what they reveal about the town’s black population.The story starts in the Boston Public Library’s...Show More Summary

Federal Court on Its Own Motion in WI Voter ID Case Orders WI to Say How It is Helping Voters Get IDs

Following a report by Ari Berman in the Nation and then Patrick Marley in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the federal district court judge ordered by the 7th Circuit to make sure that Wisconsin is making it easy for voters who … Continue reading ?

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