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Pure Pedantry : Friday Rants: People Bill Hicks: "We're a virus with shoes." (tags: blogs society stupid silly) YouTube - Gnarls Barkley Crazy Theremin Jam A cover of "Crazy" with the vocals replaced by a theremin. (tags: music video youtube) A Call for Professional Attire :: Inside Higher Ed…
Preliminary thermal modeling accounts for some (but not all) of the Pioneer Anomaly - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society Some of the mysterious extra acceleration may just be uneven heating. (tags: science space physics astronomy thermo theory computing) Car Talk "Coming April 22…
Security Beat The DHS gets security advice from Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and David Brin. I feel safer already. (tags: stupid SF war US politics) States' Data Obscure How Few Finish High School - New York Times "Like Mississippi, many states use an inflated graduation rate for federal…
COROT surprises a year after launch Stellar seismology and a new extrasolar planet. (tags: astronomy news science planets) The quest for a new class of superconductors An article positing superconductors in which electrons pair up through something other than phonon interactions. (tags: physics…