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Bill Simmons: World Cup's 20 questions - ESPN "Question No. 9: But you'd still love the NBA to incorporate the yellow/red card system for flagrant fouls and technical fouls, correct? Sure. Much better than an official leaning over a scorer's table and telling them what the technical or flagrant…
The Kagan Hearings: Elena Kagan does her best John Roberts impression. (1) - By Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine "Yet the ghost of [Thurgood] Marshall himself comes in for tremendous abuse today at the hands of Republican members of the committee. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., starts the ball rolling by…
The Science and Entertainment Exchange: The X-Change Files: Tony Stark's Science "While the film naturally took some liberties with the details -- sci-fi has the luxury of not having to pass peer review -- Marvel Studios nonetheless cared enough about plausibility to ask the Science &…
The Virtuosi: Cell Phone Brain Damage: Part Deux "I thought I'd take another look at cell phone damage, coming at it from a different direction than my colleague. Mostly I just want to consider the energy of the radiation that cell phones produce, and compare that with the other relevant energy…