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More Piratical pontificating

Mary

No, that's not a picture of the newly refurbished Pirates of the Caribbean ride: It's Sea World's Kraken coaster, named after the mythical sea beastie who features in the latest install

The Greatest Chicken Parade in the Land!

Mangesh Hattikudur

In all the hubbub over Roger Federer's 4-in-a-row win streak at Wimbledon, a far more newsworthy story was overshadowed.

Yo-ho-hoes and a bottle of rum

Mary

I finally got around to seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest last night, and I have only one gripe: cross-dressed Keira Knightley and the swampy voodoo priestess aside, where are the

Stem Cells Successfully Create Sperm

Will Pearson

  Scientists have now turned mice stem cells into sperm and have successfully fertilized eggs and produced offspring with those sperm.

Now that's "Must See TV!"

David K. Israel

So I was watching NASA TV over the weekend, live, through the link I just provided.

Things could get ugly

Mary

Since I can't enter the Ernest Hemingway Lookalike pageant -- I mean, I assume it's no girls allowed -- I'm thinking about indulging my competitive spirit elsewhere, on MySpace.

Czech Please!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Two of my favorite historical events have occurred in Prague.

Watch us get Fatter

Will Pearson

                            The CDC and MSN worked together to create a fascinating animated bit about the rise of obesity in America.

Out of Africa, and now back in

David K. Israel

According to this article in The Guardian yesterday, a new book has been published to help Africans understand the Bible. Called the "Africa Bible Commentary," the 1,600-pager, "prov

Very special relativity

Mary

It's been 51 years since his death, but Albert Einstein still makes for good gossip fodder.

Science that matters

Mary

Assuming you've already read the Most Important Question of the Day (because jeez, if it's that important shouldn't you already have read it?), you may also be interested in this tidbit

I missed the Redneck Games!

Will Pearson

 

The importance of being Ernest

Mary

Hey, guys: You've got just 10 more days to grow out your beards, boost your alcohol tolerance, brush up on your boxing (and your knack for writing unadorned but devastating prose) and get down to

So much cooler than a calculator

Mary

... and less Luddite than an abacus, it's the perfect gift for your mathematician friend who has everything: it's Consul the Educated

I love to fly and it shows

Mary

This morning, as I flew from the world's busiest airport to (IMHO) the world's most inefficient airport, I got to wondering why my chosen airline was named after a geographical feature that

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