Posts Tagged: swine flu

Science Saturday

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Martian landscapes that will blow your mind. There’s water on the moon, and that has implications for future manned space travel. Unmanned non-lethalwhale hunting looks pretty cool. To protect yourself against the swine flu, catch a cold?. Apparently. Along those lines, Olivia Judson explores the idea that good health can also be contagious, just as […]

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Morning Coffee

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Water on Lens celebrates the art of cinematic underwater photography. Chimpanzee masks make your crippling fear of breathing the air fun! What do optical illusions tell us about our brains? The best and worst thing about the internet is that nothing is all that rare anymore. For example here are some scans of a once […]

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Why We Need Vampires

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In the New York Times today, filmmaker and author Guillermo del Toro and coauthor Chuck Hogan –they have a novel coming out called The Strain — write about how vampires first made it into popular culture early in the 19th century when a group of English writers summered at a villa on Lake Geneva. Mary […]

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Some Pig

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No doubt because of the media frenzy over the Swine Flu–or whatever we’re calling it now–Harpers has pulled a great piece on the factory farming of swine from their archives. This ran in 2006, and takes you every step of the way through the process, from the artificial insemination facility to the National Swine Improvement […]

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