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I am orginally from Arkansas so I am all too acquainted with the evil that is Wal-Mart. In Conway, AR, my favorite hardware store and a lot of the local downtown shops are gone now thanks to the new supercenter. Apparenlty, ADSA has fallen far(?) from the tree. ASDA is a supermarket chain found…
The answer is still no but read below if you care to know why you cannot eat monkfish (maybe better known as anglerfish).  In January, DSN praised the move by Wal-Mart owned ADSA to drop monkfish from their stores. Last week however several media outlets claimed Monkfish back on the menu &…
Have you ever wondered how people actually go about sequencing a genome? If they're sequencing a chicken genome, do they raise chickens in the lab and get DNA from the eggs? Does the DNA sequence come out in one piece? Why is there so much talk about computers? What are Phred, Phrap, and Consed?…
There are 21 new articles published tonight on PLoS ONE. As always, read, rate, comment, annotate, volunteer to do a Journal Club, and, if you blog about it, send trackbacks....Here are my picks: A Televised, Web-Based Randomised Trial of an Herbal Remedy (Valerian) for Insomnia: To combat the…

Sigh. The comments on the food price spike article make it very very clear that the poster is an absolute idiot. You do yourself no favors by linking again to this type of trivially refuted alarmism.

By william e emba (not verified) on 13 Feb 2011 #permalink

I think the quotes in the "computer" article are intended to emphasize that the word is being used in a manner that most people aren't familiar with. Not many people today realize that "typewriter", "calculator", and "computer" used to refer to professions rather than devices.