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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sunspots 200

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Wired reports on using genetically engineered "lazy"bacteria to fight infections.

A CNN commentator honors the late H. R. Gross, a congressman who never took a trip at taxpayer expense, had his wife (at no pay) as office manager, and voted against almost every spending bill.

(or something)
According to CNN, the US Mint says that a new commemorative quarter (the one for the District of Columbia) will be the first US coin featuring an African American. Not so, according to the US Mint's own web site -- George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington appeared on such in the 1950s.

(or Christianity, or something) Weekend Fisher has a good post on how long oral tradition lasts, related, in particular, to the gospels.

It's Brady wants us to think about who will cry at your funeral.

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