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Why it’s almost impossible to land a quintuple jump.

My life as a dog and other misadventures My life as a dog and other misadventures

Made out of cotton, nylon, rubber and aluminium, this suit is believed to have been worn by Belka and Strelka, the first two dogs to return from space back in 1960. It was used for the USSR’s Korabl-Sputnik 2 mission during the training phase, where the dogs strapped into capsules wearing the suits and launched…

I'm in love with kinkajous I'm in love with kinkajous

It’s love at first sight. This morning I didn’t know what a kinkajou was and now I must have one. That dapper little guy with the hat is Riky the kinkajou.

For those of us who hate Valentine's Day For those of us who hate Valentine's Day

And, for extra yucks, the Dalai Lama disses Trumpf on Colbert.

Resistance has many styles Resistance has many styles

From the Daily Kos comes these cartoons by an 11 year old boy. Nate R, draws insightful political cartoons and posts them on Instagram @ anti.trump.cartoons . Here are a few.

Alexandra Petri does it again

Then there will be some men and women in fine clean uniforms with gleaming brass buttons, and some men and women in camouflage for a terrain they are not in. Then will come some drones flying in a neat formation, finally receiving some sort of grudging acknowledgment for their role in all this.

The tropes in amateur detective fiction

Like most of you, nothing relaxes me more than a nice hot cup of tea and nice cold murder. I started like most with minor crimes. Believe it or not, I actually read the Bobbsey Twins when I was little in my grandfather’s library. My lust for death drove me on-The Hardy Boys, Sherlock Holmes, Poirot, Lord Peter Whimsy-…

To get a sense of how the pie is being divided, we collaborated with Emre Gome c of the Academic-Industry Research Network to tally the sums of commitments from the 44 companies in the S&P 500 stock index that, according to Americans for Tax Reform, are giving their employees a bonus or a raise because of the new law.…

A message for Cadet Bone Spurs A message for Cadet Bone Spurs

Duckworth, who lost her legs in 2004 while serving in Iraq as an Army helicopter pilot, then shared this quote from Theodore Roosevelt, lifted from an opinion piece the former president wrote during World War I: “To announce that there must be no criticism of the president or that we are to stand by the president,…

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Boids and their feathered friends Boids and their feathered friends

I watched a program on corvids that showed the University of Washington’s Ornithology Department experiment with the scary mask and the local crows. They demonstrated in an early experiment that crows seemed to recognize human faces. Later research revealed that crows, indeed most corvids, give their offspring names…

Well this would be the year for it Well this would be the year for it

What Apocalyptic Event Is Predicted To Happen On Your Birthday?You Got: September 21 - The Second Coming Of Christ Religious researcher Dan Millar calculated that the second coming of Christ would happen on this date. Hopefully you didn’t have other plans.

One of the great medical farces- may I present the Wandering Womb! One of the great medical farces- may I present the Wandering Womb!

The womb was thought of as the main reason as to why men and women were so different. It was also considered the greatest weakness of women because of its tendencies to wander, causing the women to et hysterical. Aretaeus of Cappadocia even go as far as to call it an animal inside an animal and with this revealing…

Here are some of my favorite quack nostrums. Also, how heroin got its name Here are some of my favorite quack nostrums. Also, how heroin got its name

Heroin is known today as one of the most addictive substances in the world, but few realize that it was actually sold by Bayer as a cough suppressant for children. Scientists believed that it was a non-addictive alternative to morphine, from which it was synthesized, but of course, that was soon proven wrong. Test…

I get asked about quack medicine treatments by patients all the time. It’s really hard to look someone in the eye who’s facing a serious or terminal illness and tell them that the treatment holding out hope of a cure is totally bogus, a waste of their money, or , worse, could hasten their demise. The reaction to this…

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