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The Eastern Market district of Detroit is on the wrong side of the freeway. The Fox Theatre, the big new stadium where the Tigers play – they’re over on the other side. Here in the Market, each block is an … Continue reading

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17 Questions About Glyphosate

Originally posted on Thoughtscapism:
Many worry about pesticides for health or environmental reasons, and the most common target of general concern is undoubtedly glyphosate, the active ingredient in the famous weedkiller RoundUp. I find that the best thing to do when something worries me,…

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Putin’s Poisons

Vladimir Putin is the current totalitarian ruler of Russia, which isn’t in itself an historically surprising circumstance. From the Tsars to the Bolsheviks and on through the present, a single despotic person has generally ruled over Russia, and frequently over … Continue reading

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New paper provides no evidence that polar bears ate whale carcasses to survive Eemian interglacial

Originally posted on polarbearscience:
Contrary to what the misleading press release implies, an entirely speculative new paper by polar bear specialists Kristin Laidre and Ian Stirling (among others) presents zero evidence that polar bear consumed whale carcasses during the last…

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Saturated Fatty Acids

Originally posted on Chemtymology:
Before chemists had a detailed understanding of molecular structure, newly discovered chemicals were named on the whims of the discoverers. By the end of the 19th century the number of organic molecules known to science had…

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Untangling the March for Science

Originally posted on Climate Etc.:
by Judith Curry Pondering some thorny issues regarding science, its place in society and its relationship to politics. Well today is the much-hyped March for Science. Last month I wrote a post Exactly what are scientists…

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Pig Blood

There were two dead pigs dangling from the ceiling, spinning around together in a slow pirouette. Another was submerged in a vat of scalding water, and one more lay sprawled on the grate of a heavy iron rack. Kurt had … Continue reading

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