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The Game of Thrones Gang Gets a Big Raise

Expect the show to be around three more years as well Trending game of thrones Peter Dinklage George R.R. Martin

Gambit Spin-Off Movie in the Works

The X-Men universe expands Comics X-Men Bryan Singer Gambit Channing Tatum

John Carpenter Loves Gaming, Has Plans For New Music

Celebrating Halloween with the master of cinematic terror Film John Carpenter The Thing Halloween Assault on Precinct 13

Selfless Signal-Boosting (November)

Recommend someone else's writings/events! Use this thread for ICYMI links and anything else you think other readers might find interesting.

Surprise: Biodegradable plastic bags usually aren’t

"Oxodegradable" is the latest iffy marketing term for plastic bags.

Fracking pollution just went airborne

A new study published this week shows that fracking chemicals aren't just polluting our waterways, they're taking to the skies, too.

Faces Of Fracking: A Farmer Seeks To Protect San Benito County, California From High-Intensity Petroleum Operations

This is a guest post by Tara Lohan that originally appeared on Faces Of Fracking, a project of the CEL Climate Lab in partnership with Grist that was launched to capture the stories of concerned residents who live on the front lines of fracking. Of all the things that could threaten Paul Hain’s livelihood, squirrels are near the top of the list. Show More Summary

The Kaufman Tautology

The revised PAGES2K Arctic reconstruction used 56 proxies (down three from the original 59).  Although McKay and Kaufman 2014 didn’t mention the elephant in the room changes in their reconstruction (as discussed at CA here here), they...Show More Summary

Greenland Ice Sheet Less Stable Than Previously Thought, Research Finds

The Greenland ice sheet is far more vulnerable to climate change than wraps previously thought, based on recent findings from the University of Cambridge. Through the use of a new model — which takes into account the role that the “soft,...Show More Summary

Why on earth would anyone download that?

Why on earth would you want to clutter up my valuable smartphone memory with an app from a car company? Or a pizza place? Or an insurance company? Mobile apps downloads insurance pizza

Doctors Told Them to Abort Their Unborn Son To Save Her Life, Their Response Was Priceless

One year ago, Eric Porteous lost his son and almost his wife, Alissa, to a partial molar pregnancy. According to the Mayo Clinic, a partial molar pregnancy occurs when an abnormal embryo and possibly some normal placental tissue begins to develop but is malformed. When the couple first found out the news, they didn’t know […]

Open Thread with Halloween Chihuahua

Boo! Spooky three-headed chihuahua features for this week's Open Thread for this week's Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this weekend and throughout the week. with a few netiquette exceptions

Lies, damned lies and statistics

Mark Twain coined a phrase (and attributed it to British Prime Minster Benjamin Disraeli) "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." Audience statistics analytics

VLOGGING – Rape Culture in Gaming?

This is the 6th episode of Sex Positive Gamer, where we play popular videogames whilst answering your shagging questions. Now your male friends have no excuses for not knowing their sex education (unless they were too busy with Planned Parenthood volunteering or something). Our adviser is occasional Feministe contributor Echo Zen. Is rape culture a […]

Salamanders Threatened With Extinction Via Emerging Disease Spread By Wildlife Trade

European and American salamander species could very well cease to exist thanks to an emerging disease spread by the international wildlife trade if there’s nothing done to stop it, according to new research from the University of Maryland. Show More Summary

A glimmer of hope in Africa: is Liberia getting Ebola under control?

In the Ebola crisis, one seizes on hope where one finds it. At the moment, its unlikely location is Liberia, where World Health Organization officials are cautiously--very cautiously, hinting that the wave of cases there may be ebbi...

Kansas Voters May End Brownback’s ‘Experiment’ on Election Day

In the closing days of the 2014 campaign, the results of the agenda that Brownback championed have put the governor in serious danger of being defeated by a Democratic challenger. Image: Wikimedia Commons The post Kansas Voters May End Brownback’s ‘Experiment’ on Election Day appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz: Re-Electing Kay Hagan Our Number One Priority

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood which is the largest abortion clinic chain in America, claims their Action Fund’s most important political race is re-electing Kay Hagan of North Carolina. The Planned Parenthood prez called the Kay Hagan race their “number one priority.”                   Not to be […]

DeSmogCAST Episode 1 Drilling Down: Fracking, Lobbying and the U.S. Midterm Elections

This week DeSmog is launching its inaugural episode of DeSmogCAST, a weekly newscast featuring our writers, experts and invited guests. Each week we’ll discuss breaking stories and engage in analysis of politics, energy and environment...Show More Summary

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