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Lamar Smith’s War on the National Science Foundation


You remember Rep. Lamar Smith (R, Texas). He’s the Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. You know, the one who doesn’t believe in anthropogenic climate change, or evolution, or the scientific method. The guy who back in 2012 introduced a bill under which his Committee would evaluate the quality of scientific and technological…

Nine-month Old Cub Curious About the Boat

You Should Worry About Bioaccumulation


Polar Bears eat mostly seals. Seals eat mostly fish. Fish, especially cold water fish, are high in Vitamin A, a consequence of fish eating mostly algae (microalgae in particular) or plankton in their diets. Or the fish have eaten other fish who eat the microalgae. By the time an apex predator like a Polar Bear eats the seals, truly vast…

Captain Zero: Breaking Out the Red Stamp

Captain Zero’s Human Carnage


As much as WC enjoys watching Governor Sean “Captain Zero” Parnell twist in the wind as the Alaska National Guard scandal continues to leak out in public, the human carnage described there is very disturbing. The 35-year old Alaska National Guard Master Sergeant who blackmailed a 19-year old girl into semi-consensual sex is just a fraction…