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Hockey Stick Reconfirmed

After a comprehensive review of climate change data, the [US]’s preeminent scientific body found that average temperatures on Earth had risen by about 1 degree over the last century, a development that “is unprecedented...

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Twenty Percent Solution

An off-target Israeli airstrike in the central Gaza Strip killed a pregnant woman and her brother Wednesday and wounded at least 15 other civilians, including three children … A 1-year-old child was also critically...

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Brain Eating Super Bug

Toxoplasma gondii looks as if it ought to be the most famous parasite on earth. This single-celled pathogen infects over half the world’s population, including an estimated 50 million Americans. Each of Toxoplasma’s victims...

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Mogadishu Soccer Blues

A week ago, when Mexico and Iran were still playing the first half of their World Cup soccer match, gunmen allied with the Islamic courts burst into a tiny theater in the Hiliwaa neighborhood...

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Salut Catalunya!

So while we were in Barcelona I noticed lots of posters about a nationhood referendum for Catalunya. Apparently it passed, with Catalonia declaring itself a full nation and not just an “autonomous region” of...

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Holy War

In proportion to population, King Philips War was one of the deadliest wars in American history. More than half of all English settlements in New England were either destroyed or abandoned. Hundreds of colonists...

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Primero Siesta, Segundo Fiesta!

Me and Lisa are in Spain at the moment. Spending some time in Barcelona, then going south to see Seville, Granada, Cordoba, and all the mosques and other remnants of Europes Islamic Age. Inheriting...

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Gamed Greatly

In the last six weeks, a resurgent Taliban has surprised the Americans with the ferocity of its annual spring offensive and set some officials here to worrying that the United States might become tied...