My feet still haven’t recovered from nearly 3 hours of standing in line to vote in Denver. For many others, the wait was closer to 6 hours. But if we have to, I’m sure we’ll gladly wait even longer the next time Denver’s Elections Commissioners come up for reelection.
Rise in atmospheric oxygen some 2.3 billion years ago and an attendant shift of trace metals in ancient oceans drove the evolution of the three superkingdoms of life – Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya – which each use trace metals differently. Or that’s how I read it, at least.
Sea urchins share 7077 genes with humans, which means they’re closer kin than worms or fruit flies.
Ship comes in for those seeking emigration histories of long-lost Scottish ancestors: website offers searchable records on 100m Scots who crossed the Atlantic between 1820 and 1960.
People who experience a pounding heart, sweaty palms or dizziness – even if the cause is something as mundane as stress, exercise or caffeine – are more likely to develop a clinical case of anxiety or panic disorder.
New study finds major differences in brain-chemistry of seriously depressed women – specifically in the endogenous opioid system that is a central part of the brain’s natural pain and stress-reduction system.
Researchers show brain injury may occur within one millisecond after head hits car windshield – when a car hits a stationary object at only 34 mph.
Former UK diplomat reveals secret testimony on Iraq war in spite of his lawyer’s warning that he could be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act. Read, save, or pay-per-view later.
Quote of the Day:
I’m a fuzzy-headed warm-hearted liberal, and I think fuzzy-headed warm-hearted liberalism is an ideological stance that needs defending – if necessary, with a hob-nailed boot-kick to the bollocks of budding totalitarianism.
Hugo Award winning Sci-Fi author Charles Stross
(Sorry, I thought this crowd would instantly recognize his name – and dry wit – without all these descriptors.)