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April 17, 2015

"No, it's not a mirage! The amazing oasis town that flourishes in the middle of the driest place on Earth"

Not something you see every day.

April 15, 2015

"Why is My Dog Such a Picky Pooper?"

Your mileage may vary, but it's way more complicated than I knew.

So what exactly is going on during these intricate performances? Like pretty much everything else that relates to physiology and animal behavior, there isn’t one simple answer. In general though, you can thank your dog’s keen sense of smell and the complex social dynamics he inherited from wolves for this finicky behavior.

Also, magnets. Well, magnetic fields to be precise.

April 08, 2015

"When Writing Your First Draft, Don't Be Afraid to Write Like Crap"

Impressed into teaching writing to upperclassmen and master's students, I stressed this. I think they got the first part of it really well.

The other part, about revising the first draft, not so much.

April 07, 2015

"How Many Times Does The Average Person Move?"

More than I would have guessed, but maybe younger generations are moving a bit more than mine.

April 05, 2015

"Memory Alpha"

For literally all your Star Trek needs.

Memory Alpha is a collaborative project to create the most definitive, accurate, and accessible encyclopedia and reference for everything related to Star Trek. The English-language Memory Alpha started in November 2003, and currently consists of 38,187 articles.

April 02, 2015

"15 Year Old Boy Invents Brilliant Device To Help His Sick Grandfather"

Very cool.

April 01, 2015

"How can I become a world-class coder in under three years?"

I'm not a coder, but this sounds like reasonable advice.

March 31, 2015

"Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband"

This certainly does sound cool, especially as compared to the old system.

Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.

March 27, 2015

"The dude map: How Americans refer to their bros"

Usage of "bro" in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana surprises me. But I haven't been to those places in a very long time.

March 26, 2015

"Making Sense of Serving Sizes"

Some help for people without ready access to a scale who are trying to estimate how much they're eating.

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