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ANIMALS A secret penguin supercolony in Antarctica  PYGOSCELIS ADELIAE IS COMMONLY KNOWN as the Adélie penguin, after the wife of French explorer Jules Dumont d’Urville, the man who first documented them in 1840. Though they are not especially uncommon, scientists have been concerned that their Antarctic population has been on a steady decline for the

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The great author Daniel Kalder, a friend to this site, has a new podcast interview up on the radio show “To the Best of Our Knowledge.” Check it out, por favor. Your browser does not support HTML5 audio. Please update your browser to hear this media content. Daniel’s new book, The Infernal Library, hits stores

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 02/24/18

AMERICA “U.S. secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest and undermine government: USAid started ZunZuneo, a social network built on texts, in hope it could be used to organize ‘smart mobs’ to trigger Cuban spring”: According to documents obtained by the Associated Press and multiple interviews with people involved in the project, the plan was

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ANIMALS “Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island in lake”: …a political leader in the town of Nysa, Czeslaw Bilobran, has reportedly said the cow will live out its life in peace. Politician and former singer, Pawel Kukiz,

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 02/19/18

NATURE The sounds of skating on black ice:   PERSONAL SOVEREIGNTY  Jordan Greenhall on the Jordan Peterson notion of “clean up your room” as personal sovereignty: Sort yourself out. First. When it comes to relating to the world, remember, the world starts with you. Before you can begin to extend yourself into the complex dance

What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 02/17/18

  CALIFORNIA Elizabeth Nolan Brown on the condition of some of California women’s prisons: Women imprisoned at California’s Santa Rita Jail say they’re being housed in filthy conditions, denied basic hygiene products, pressured to have abortions, subjected to incessant strip searches, and forced to endure many other manners of cruel and inhumane treatment from guards