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Do we all live in a giant hologram?
The large scale universe projected onto a two-dimensional boundary There is an active field of research in cosmology and physics seeking to explain the cosmos in terms of a radical idea: we live ...
DarkSyde 05/03/2015 39
Squirrel Droppings: Yes, BUT...
When I opened the Daily Kos Recommended e-mail today, I was presented with a petition, which I'd seen before, asking me, in a nutshell, to endorse Hillary Clinton for President, and, seemingly, to ...
Daily Squirrel 05/03/2015 3
The Inoculation Project 5/3/2015: Physics in Baltimore
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/03/2015 26
An Out-of-Touch President
President Obama calls the Baltimore kids "thugs". Did he throw that term around when he was working in Chicago's South Side before he found his place in history? How about calling those sadistic ...
FredMarkus 05/02/2015 55
House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
Lefty Coaster 05/02/2015 31
Research Rewind: Forward, Boy Commandos!
The end is near. By this I mean that I'm entering the home stretch of this year's six week long experiment in reprinting old diaries as I lurch grimly toward Kalamazoo. The paper is partially done,
Ellid 05/02/2015 23
April White House Photo Diary
April 2015 Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the months of April. All photographs were taken by the White House ...
bsegel 05/02/2015 14
House seeking to slash spending on Earth science
Hard to believe there were times when either political party regularly distinguished itself and alternately embarrassed the entire nation when it came to science. Or that for a few brief shining ...
DarkSyde 05/02/2015 44
Michigan Seismic Event -- 4.0
Michigan experienced a 4.0 seismic event ----8 kilometers south of Galesburg, MI -- at 12:23 PM today, Saturday. It shook my house in East Lansing, was noted by MSU employees and East Lansing ...
LakeSuperior 05/02/2015 7
You Can't Read That!
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups. YCRT! Banned Book News I linked to an earlier story on this in a previous YCRT! diary, but here's more ...
pwoodford 05/02/2015 6
This week in science: stardrive?
There is great excitement in some corners of the space exploration community this week, as several NASA people opened up a discussion with engineers and others outside the agency over a mysterious,
DarkSyde 05/02/2015 87
That Leader They Kept Asking Occupy About...
Tipping points are funny things. People don't always see them. Sometimes people don't even realize that they happened a long time ago. The conventional story is that Occupy Wall Street was a ...
pseudonym76 05/02/2015 13
How To Read A Seismic Hazard Map
Now that the USGS has preliminary come up with a way to quantify the short term hazard of potentially induced earthquakes it’s important to know what these maps are and mean.
terrypinder 05/01/2015 26
Books Go Boom!   Dai Sijie's 'Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress'
This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
Brecht 05/01/2015 63
They Can Buy Elections, But They Can't Buy Him
I don't know why, but I think some variation on the title of this article should be the slogan for Senator Sanders' Presidential run. Maybe I think that because nobody who says what he does in the ...
pseudonym76 05/01/2015 4
The Cavalry is Coming: the kids are alright
Over the course of the last 50 years, we've seen some remarkable generational shifts that ushered in dramatic political change. From Kevin Phillips' Emerging Republican Majority , to Ruy Teixera's ...
Velvet Revolution 05/01/2015 18
Winning Rural America as a Proud Socialist
With deference and thanks to Lawrence O'Donnell, the term "liberal" has lost a considerable amount of the tarnish it has worn as a political label in recent history, in no small part because of "the ...
pseudonym76 05/01/2015 12
Books In My Life: The Lure of Murder
The other day, I was perusing our Netflix watchlist for movies to stream as well as the Recently Watched list and then all the Because You Watched This, You Might Like This suggestions, and I turned ...
Phoebe Loosinhouse 05/01/2015 9
NASA: EM Drive shown to work in space-like vacuum
The EmDrive which made made headlines last year is back in the news with the results from a new set of tests by NASA showing that the drive has been successfully tested in a hard vacuum. The EM ...
Unit Zero 04/30/2015 228
Thawing permafrost could boost global warming in more ways than one
Rapidly thawing Arctic permafrost and coastal erosion on the Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, near Point Lonely, AK. Photo Taken in August, 2013 Power plants and automobiles burning fossil fuels and ...
DarkSyde 04/30/2015 29
Reflecting On GOP's Plans for 2016 Primaries
Bernie Sanders's announcement that he was running for President, and the ensuing fulfillment of the potential for a lively Democratic primary after all, got me thinking about primary season in ...
pierre9045 04/30/2015 25
Write On! Cheez-Its and Genre
Hello, writers. Write On! has returned now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope that will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. I mentioned last week ...
SensibleShoes 04/30/2015 108
Her stance on TPP = none. People! She is just another Elitist!
HRC dodges the question about what her stance on TPP is. Ed Schultz Blasts Hillary Clinton's Stance On TPP by Rising ...
DKAtoday 04/30/2015 188
How the Clinton Presidency Made Baltimore Worse
In May of 2009, Harvard University researchers Devah Pager, Bruce Western, and Naomie Sugie released the results of a large scale field experiment conducted in New York City about the effects of ...
pseudonym76 04/30/2015 17
Self-publishing 101: How and why to copyright your book
I just received my official copyright notice so I thought I'd take a minute today to talk about copyrighting. The process itself is relatively easy but some of the questions along the way were a ...
akadjian 04/30/2015 18
Bernie Sanders will run on the issues, not the nonsense
[UPDATE] Thanks @HillaryClinton . Looking forward to debating the big issues: income inequality, climate change & getting big money out of politics. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 30, ...
Armando 04/30/2015 375
after being called out by POTUS, CNN's Brooke Baldwin proves him correct
After being called out by name during the WHCA dinner as a joke about the lack of real journalists at CNN, Brooke Baldwin proves the degree of underlying truth in PBO's remarks.
annieli 04/30/2015 4
e-books for low-income students
Now if they would just put down the Xbox controller... The availability of such e-books on smart phones could make a real difference if reading could only be made like ...
annieli 04/30/2015 13
Are you a libertarian? More importantly,
did I figure out how to do this stupid poll function?? Whether you support Rand Paul or not, what ...
RETIII 04/29/2015 97
Sanders for President: can the far-fetched not also be McGovern / Mondale
More quixotic progressivism at its best and worth so many bits/bytes of rux/sox in DK, and acceptable only if the party runs a complete 50-state campaign to retake Congress as well. Sanders is ...
annieli 04/29/2015 19
I get the impression that a decent amount of DKOS readers are libertarians
Whether you support Rand Paul or not, what portion of you consider yourselves libertarians? Or lean ...
RETIII 04/29/2015 96
Bookflurries-Bookchat: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Welcome to bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don’t have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us. There are often ...
cfk 04/29/2015 87
President Obama Legacy Items: Baltimore & "Broken Windows" Policing
Considering ...
RETIII 04/29/2015 6
Ridiculing Concerns About TPP Tyranny
People who support the Administration's efforts on the TPP have been known to reply to my posts on this subject by attempting to ridicule the scenarios I've presented as possible under the TPP ...
Letsgetitdone 04/29/2015 31
The Voyage of the "Trieste"
In January 1960, two ocean explorers named Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard took the manned submersible Trieste to the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean.
Lenny Flank 04/29/2015 17
PPT Note to President Obama
President Obama, Mr. President, like the First Lady's intentional behavior in regards to the American Obesity Epidemic it appears that COKE is the White House favorite beverage of choice regardless ...
Mushin 04/29/2015 7
Liberal Strategies for 2016 and beyond
How are we going to win the battle for votes next year and beyond? Most progressives do not have the sort of cash available to compete with the Kochs and Adelsons of the world for campaign spending.
NorthSouth 04/29/2015 4
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar: The Next Vice President
Two-term Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-MN I believe Senator Amy Klobuchar will be our vice presidential nominee. I think there are numerous reasons to believe this, and even more reasons to want this to ...
Le Champignon 04/29/2015 38
Debunking the pH Claim of GMO Safety
EdG Note: This article has been retitled and substantially edited since 1st publication. See "Updates" for details. Those who pay even casual attention to The Great GMO Debate are likely aware ...
edg 04/28/2015 269
Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
ruleoflaw 04/28/2015 14
Tired of Hillary Assumptions
OK, let me be perfectly clear - I am really tired of the assumption that Hillary will be the 2016 democratic presidential candidate and that - because she's a woman - she will win! Yes, I think it'...
thumbunny 04/28/2015 48
Bernie Sanders To Announce Presidential Run (as a Dem)
Senator Bernie Sanders is running for President. From Vermont Public Radio : VPR News has learned from several sources that independent U.S. Sen. Bernie ...
Armando 04/28/2015 815
Valentina Tereshkova: The First Woman in Space
Most Americans assume that Sally Ride, who flew on the Space Shuttle in 1983, was the first woman in space. But in reality, the first women had flown in orbit almost 20 years before--and she was a ...
Lenny Flank 04/28/2015 10
The Liberal Alternative to the Fair Tax
The right wing think tanks regularly pump out ideas for tax proposals which on the surface sound appealing to the majority of Americans who loathe seeing as much as fifty percent of their paycheck ...
pseudonym76 04/28/2015 30
Yes on HAMP is a Yes on TPP
[https://www.hmpadmin.com/portal/programs/fha_hamp.jsp HAMP] is a Home Affordable Modification Program designed to help people behind on their mortgage with hardships keep their home. Getting it ...
rktect 04/28/2015 32
Pointless petition?
I just received from DailyKos an invitation to sign a(nother) petition -- this one to "help keep the GOP far away from the White House in 2016." https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/1213 Now, ...
cosmkos 04/27/2015 3
Iran brings up Israeli/P5 nukes at annual Nuclear Proliferation Treaty meeting
A review meeting for the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty is taking place in NYC and numerous sources are reporting Iran has asked that Israeli nuclear weapons and the 5 permanent Security Council ...
subir 04/27/2015 42
The Clinton Scandal Is Bogus; Now, For Pete's Sake, Put the Clinton Foundation In A Blind Trust
It's a family affair Following the press coverage of the purported Hillary Clinton-Clinton Foundation scandal, we can confidently say that there is no basis, whatsoever, for the hyperbolic ...
RETIII 04/27/2015 48
Open Democracy: An Alternative to Campaign Finance Reform
I do not believe I know a single person who does not believe that our political system has been bought, paid for, and corrupted by the competing moneyed interests in this country. I know I ...
pseudonym76 04/27/2015 2
Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans Should Oppose Fast Track Trade Bill
In 2010, the Census Bureau estimated that there were 1.7 million Americans of Arab descent. The Arab American Institute thinks this was an undercount, and puts the number now at about 3.7 million. ...
Robert Naiman 04/27/2015 1
Lipsky Family Wins a Victory on Range Resources SLAPP Law Suit at Texas Supreme Court
The Lipsky Family in Parker County, TX has defeated a Range Resources petition in a SLAPP lawsuit seeking to reinstate certain business disparagement and civil conspiracy claims brought by the ...
LakeSuperior 04/27/2015 22
VP Biden swears in Loretta Lynch as AG
Probably a low-key reason for not having video on WH website. Video is on C-Span 46 VIEWS Program ID: 325606-1 Category: Public Affairs Event Format: Ceremony Location: Washington, ...
annieli 04/27/2015 7
Tom Sawyer ejaculates! And when word meanings change
I was startled to find not one, but two ejaculations on the pages of “Tom Sawyer.” And here I wasn’t even sure the 139-year-old Tom has been through puberty. I wondered if perhaps I’d ...
8days2amish 04/27/2015 10
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) Deservingly Enjoys Victory In Helping Destroy A Conglomerate Merger
Leslie Salzillo 04/26/2015 43
LGBT Literature: We Are Everywhere (and a call for writers)
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
Chrislove 04/26/2015 14
Update & Thank You from Youffraita
Hey all, if you were around last Wednesday, Youffraita got some bad news about being evicted from her apartment on very short notice. Thanks to belinda ridgewood's diary , Youffraita got some needed ...
not a lamb 04/26/2015 20
All one really needs to know about the TPP = History being repeated
Bernie Sanders Points Out The Truth About The TPP Bernie Sanders telling it ...
DKAtoday 04/26/2015 26
Ancient Europe: The Stone Ages
In the nineteenth century, before the advent of modern scientific chronometric dating, archaeologists and museum curators relied exclusively on relative dating. To make sense out of the chaotic ...
Ojibwa 04/26/2015 24
A drone too far?
As a youngster, I built and flew model aircraft, similar in principle to the one above, but we didn't call them drones. We called them radio-controlled airplanes and if you have a son or daughter ...
DarkSyde 04/26/2015 114
The Inoculation Project 4/26/15: If They Build It, They Will Learn
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
tgypsy 04/26/2015 17
Mass Extinctions (part 2): The First Time Life on Earth Almost Perished
485 million years ago the Earth was a very different place. The Earth's climate was mostly warm and wet, with sea levels nearly 2,000 feet above those of today. The area north of the tropics was ...
GregWright 04/26/2015 24
Research Rewind: Around the World With Clueless Tourists
A month from now, my captivity will all be over. That's because I'll have, God willing, finished my paper, driven out to Kalamazoo with Ysabel, delivered my paper, become part of the new troika in ...
Ellid 04/25/2015 34
Is There Any Intelligent Life Out There? Maybe Not.
Last week two Senior NASA Scientists confidently predicted that we will find evidence of extraterrestrial life within a decade or ...
Dartagnan 04/25/2015 297
Creationists still blaming Darwin for Columbine
If creationism is the zombie lie behind all biology and geology, the Governor's Mansion in Louisiana might stand in for the castle ruins where the burnt and battered monster is reanimated and sent ...
DarkSyde 04/25/2015 29
America's First Roswell: The Aurora UFO Crash
Everyone is familiar with the story of Roswell, New Mexico, where an extraterrestrial spaceship supposedly crashed and alien bodies were recovered and hidden by the US Government. But if the ...
Lenny Flank 04/25/2015 51
This week in science: she's a witch!
Will the real Mike Rogers (R-AL) please stand up? Because there's a fire and brimstone Mike Rogers who hates him some commie leader and likes to wax elegantly on a certain president who ...
DarkSyde 04/25/2015 68
The Media's "Clinton Rules"
Pierce with a tour de force : It appears that the "exclusive" ratfking arrangement entered into by The New York Times and Washington Post has brought us all back to the Mena Airport again, and that ...
Armando 04/24/2015 348
US ground to orbit launch capability is dependent on former enemies
So close! SpaceX almost landed a Falcon 9 lower stage vertically on an autonomous barge and they'll probably succeed soon If it was written into a Cold War movie plot 40 years ago no one would buy ...
DarkSyde 04/22/2015 24
The Politics of TPP
Hillary Clinton will be the Dem nominee for President. Now Martin O'Malley or Jim Webb may not agree, but, well, she is. Imo of course. That said, if Webb or O'Malley want to make a splash, there ...
Armando 04/21/2015 54
NYTimes takes stenography from GOP hit book
Haven't read book attacking Clintons. But if, as reported, it charges that Obama Admin moved Colombia FTA to reward CGI donor, that's nuts! — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 20, 2015 So now ...
Armando 04/20/2015 228

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