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Elephant Jam

Remember the dancing elephants in Fantasia, in the Dance of the Hours? Disney had it wrong; they should have been in the orchestra. Imagine building a xylophone for a 6,000-pound mammal. Columbia University neuroscientist slash experimental musicianDavid Soldier (aka David Sulzer) … Continue reading

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Amazon Drought Releases More CO2 Than US

A Sink Becomes a Source A new study in Science predicts that last year’s drought in the Amazon rainforest, its worst on record, will lead to carbon emissions of about 8 billion metric tons by the end of this year, or 2.6 … Continue reading

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Swallowing The Tea

Kevin Drum: Kathleen Hennessey of the LA Times reports that with the election safely out of the way, Republican senators are none too eager to associate themselves with the tea party movement: “The first meeting of the Senate Tea Party Caucus on Thursday … Continue reading

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Tunisia Explained

Nick Bauman at Mother Jones: Want to know what’s happening in Tunisia? Let me explain: What’s Happening in Tunisia Explained | Mother Jones

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“Did the US Government Have an American Teenager Beaten In Kuwait?”

Gulet Mohamed, an American teenager detained in Kuwait who claims to have been brutally interrogated there, was arrested and questioned by Kuwaiti security on behalf of the US government, his lawyer and family members charged on Thursday. Did the US … Continue reading

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