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Around the World

A short video by Alex Profit taking viewers around the world in 2,000 pictures. While the video highlights Prague, London, Paris, Berlin, Shanghai and New York, among others, the video leaves out all of South America, Australia and Africa. Still, it’s fun for all those arm-chair travelers out there.

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The sad but true story of wages in America

Recent debates about whether public- or private-sector workers earn more have obscured a larger truth: all workers have suffered from decades of stagnating wages despite large gains in productivity.

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More on Spent Fuel Pools at Fukushima

Masa Takubo this morning sent information he had collected from briefings and press reports in Japan, and the TEPCO website, about the spent fuel pools. Here is an updated table:

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The American Dream is Rigged

the damaging impact of high and growing inequality and the ineffectiveness of policies intended to protect families from market failures are exposing America’s most economically vulnerable families to undo hardship and lasting disadvantages.

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Atheism Is Bad For Science

The names have changed and the dogmas have changed but the process of building then defending a philosophical paradigm well past it’s practical usefulness has remained the same.

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Bury the Damn Plant Already!

Consider this Hypothesis: The spent fuel pool in reactor #3 has a crack in the lining of the pool at or near the bottom that is releasing just as much or slightly less water than what’s being added by the workers. There are sections of spent fuel rods deformed at the upper part of the [...]

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Is atheism bad for science?

Posted by Ken Perrott God & Science, Ken Perrott, Views Monday, March 21st, 2011 Since publication of books like Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion in the mid 2000′s some reviewers and commentators have argued that the “new atheists” and  vocal “atheist scientists” are “bad for science.” That they are turning people, especially students, away from [...]

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