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Saturday, July 17, 2021

THE HAPPENING WORLD: Emoji Candidates for Unicode 14.0 Include “Man with Beer Gut”

Perhaps we need to expand the rubrics here beyond the canonical four of Stand on Zanzibar to include “AGE OF STUPID”.

Oh, wait…

…it's a pregnant man! So, maybe we also need to add “THE CRAZY YEARS”.

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TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS: Slime Molds: Thinking without a Brain

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CONTEXT: If “Lab accidents happen” Should We Have Viral Gain-of-Function Labs at All?

This period in history will be called, in retrospect, “the bonfire of the experts”.

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CONTINUITY: Measuring the Speed of Light the Old Fashioned Way

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THE HAPPENING WORLD: Hubble Space Telescope Payload Computer Successfully Switched to Backup

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