The most adaptable thing in nature

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Tardigrades can survive an extremely broad range of environments, including: Temperatures between -272°C (a degree above absolute zero) and 150°C. Pressures between a hard vacuum and 6000 atmospheres (six times the pressure at... READ MORE

Why kids want to stay up late

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It took me a hell of a long time to figure out why 2-10 year olds absolutely insist on staying up way beyond what adults would consider a reasonable hour. “Nooo I don’t... READ MORE

Accurate Dictionary

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In a time of muddled language and words losing all meaning, it falls to the best and brightest among us to engage in a heroic effort to make language correspond to reality again,... READ MORE

Monday Mood Lifters

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A wild pig has recently wandered into the center of my city, panicked and knocked over a Japanese tourist. She’ll be sharing the story of getting attacked by a boar in the middle... READ MORE

Why the blank slate is sticky

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The notion that laws of nature apply to humans gets called a lot of nasty names, such as “biological determinism”, but it is simply consistent science. This really shouldn’t be controversial. We now... READ MORE

I should do book reading livestreams

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You know how teenagers make billions of dollars live-streaming building roller-coasters in Minecraft? This gave me an idea. Live streaming, but with reading and commenting on books.  What think y’all? There’s one potential... READ MORE

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