Morning Cup of Links: The Science Swindler

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There is a movement among those who study such things to refer to the current stage of geologic time as the Anthropocene epoch, or “age of man.” Does the presence of man make that much difference in the geologic timeline?
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A series of 25 cat scans. That is all, but that’s enough. (via Metafilter)
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The Saga of the Scientific Swindler! (1884-1891) Even educated eggheads can be taken in by a charmer who can smooth-talk the jargon. (via Boing Boing)
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A limited edition line of action figures gives us The Most Interesting Man in the World, the Old Spice Guy, and some insurance salesman. For an extra $10, you can get Old Spice Guy in an anatomically-correct version.
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Out of Context Science is a blog that prints sentences from science articles and blog posts all by themselves. These are so funny you have to check the source links to make sure they are real. (via Nag on the Lake)
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Have you ever watched how a cursor works, up close? Careful, don’t wear it out!
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Why are there 9 Supreme Court Justices? (And why have a Supreme Court at all?)  The short answers are “no particular reason” and “because we need it.”

March 4, 2011 - 12:08am
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