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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sunspots 508

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


Computing: Gizmo's Freeware tells us how to configure Adblock Plus (an add-in for major browsers) so that it does a better job of blocking ads.

Relevant warns of some dangers of social media. They aren't all the same ones you've already heard about.

Politics: Michael Gerson, columnist for The Washington Post, does not think President Obama's response to terrorism has been serious enough. But, he says, the President, nor the one before him, should or could have spoken against Muslims in the way that some people think that they should have.

Science:  Wired reports that the Hubble Space Telescope has captured three of Jupiter's moons, moving in front of the planet's surface. Eclipsing, in other words.

Wired also tells us that the hydra, a common, but nearly-microscopic animal, is potentially immortal.

Wired also tells us how it is possible for a baby to have three parents, in the sense that she gets genetic material from all three of them.

Sports: USA Today, ESPN, and many other outlets tell us that Dean Smith, great men's basketball coach, and greater man, has passed away.

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3 comments:

FancyHorse said...

Changing the subject altogether, do you read The History Blog? Today's article is on the Magna Carta, and the surprise finding of another copy of the 1200 edition.
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/

FancyHorse said...

1300 edition, sorry, I mis-typed.

Martin LaBar said...

No, I don't. I probably should. I'll check it out.

Thanks.