Last time we paid attention to Adam Kokesh, former co-protestor Medea Benjamin was saying “The thing about Adam is he’s a publicity hound. He loves the attention. He’s got a huge ego.” (This was before Ms. Benjamin re-established her own bona fides heckling the President on Thursday.) Now, according to Dell Cameron reporting for the […]
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From commentor Mary G: This is the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink bed in my driveway. Got three batches of blooms from the snapdragons planted in November for the first time; I love gardening in Southern California. Something is always blooming, but I like May the best. Does anyone know what the plant with the dark purple/orange and red […]
If Michael Pollan and the NYTImes are to be trusted, the new hot-topic Frontier of Popular Medicine is the human (mostly intestinal) microbiota: … In sheer numbers, these microbes and their genes dwarf us. It turns out that we are only 10 percent human: for every human cell that is intrinsic to our body, there […]
Carl Zimmer, in the NYTimes, on dogs’ evolution “From Fearsome Predator to Man’s Best Friend”: … Dog brains… have become exquisitely tuned to our own. Scientists are now zeroing in on some of the genes that were crucial to the rewiring of dog brains… As they reported [last week] in the journal Nature Communications, they […]
Comments now enabled — FYWP! The new review at Mother Jones reminded me I’m looking forward to seeing this, once it goes “on demand”. NYMag‘s movie reviewer, David Edelstein: Before I saw Alex Gibney’s documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, I figured Gibney would be kicking the same government hornet’s nest already inflamed […]