December 21, 2014

Faith-healing parents get 10 years in prison

December 20, 2014

A ‘Good Start': Obama Moves to Protect Key Alaskan Waters from Drilling | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

A ‘Good Start': Obama Moves to Protect Key Alaskan Waters from Drilling | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

December 20, 2014

‘EPA Doesn’t Give a Damn': Groups Blast Agency’s New Coal Ash Rules | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

‘EPA Doesn’t Give a Damn': Groups Blast Agency’s New Coal Ash Rules | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

December 20, 2014

From Ukraine’s Maidan to Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, Our Top 10 Films of 2014 – In These Times

From Ukraine’s Maidan to Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, Our Top 10 Films of 2014 – In These Times.

December 20, 2014

Obamacare Counselor: “On the Surface, People Have Choices. But It’s a Complete Farce” – Working In These Times

Obamacare Counselor: “On the Surface, People Have Choices. But It’s a Complete Farce” – Working In These Times.

December 20, 2014

Why Bernie Sanders Needs to Run for President—As an Independent – In These Times

Why Bernie Sanders Needs to Run for President—As an Independent – In These Times.

December 20, 2014

One Atheist’s View of Christmas

One Atheist’s View of Christmas.

via One Atheist’s View of Christmas.

December 17, 2014

NASA Rover Finds Mysterious Methane Emissions on Mars – Scientific American

NASA Rover Finds Mysterious Methane Emissions on MarsNew results suggest evidence for extraterrestrial life could be near at hand

via NASA Rover Finds Mysterious Methane Emissions on Mars – Scientific American.

via NASA Rover Finds Mysterious Methane Emissions on Mars – Scientific American.

December 14, 2014

Head control in the saw-whet owl

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:

The first bird shown in the last post was a northern saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus), America’s second smallest owl—the elf owl, at 1.4 oz or 40 grams, is the smallest in the world—weighing in at a hefty 2.3–5.3 oz (65–151 g). Like many birds, owls have a remarkable ability to keep their heads absolutely steady as their bodies are rotated. This enables them to keep their gaze fixed while performing aerial maneuvers, such as catching mice.

A demonstration:

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December 11, 2014

What Is This “Atmospheric River” That Is Flooding California? | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

What Is This “Atmospheric River” That Is Flooding California? | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network.

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