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Science Wednesday: sailing stones of Death Valley
By curious2  posted 4 days ago:
For the first time, humans have observed the movement of the mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley's Racetrack Playa -- and caught them on camera. *** As it turns out, the movement requires the perfect...

Disk drive duopoly reducing supply to inflate prices
By curious2  16 comments, latest 5 days ago:
CaptainShuddup says Better upgrade now or be priced out for ever.

Oregon gives up on troubled Obamneycare exchange, joins U.S. site
By curious2  22 comments, latest 6 days ago:
gsr says monkframe says It's not that there aren't plenty of problems w/the present law - there are - but I have yet to see one alternative besides single-payer that's worth a shit. You keep...

1/4 of CA foster kids on psychotropic Rx drugs
By curious2  3 comments, latest 6 days ago:
curious2 says Quigley says Woo! Medicate for life! "Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two...." With federal policies maximizing Rx prices, patients become a...

Most supermarket meat contains antibiotic resistant bacteria
By curious2  20 comments, latest 1 week ago:
bob2356 says curious2 says P.S. re your edit to add cats, I have been trying honestly to encourage Toxo Bob to get tested for T. Gondii, but in his mind he's perfect so he responds...

Hospital chain allegedly admitted patients fraudulently to make more $$$
By curious2  40 comments, latest 1 week ago:
CaptainShuddup says If you've got insurance you can get treatment you don't need. But even if you have cash, you can't get much desperately needed treatment without insurance. I know I'm missing something, we just...

Hackers steal millions' data via hospital computers
By curious2  2 comments, latest 1 week ago:
curious2 says That's a good question. All those "server errors" served data somewhere, but who knows where?

Robin Williams, 1951-2014
By curious2  3 comments, latest 2 weeks ago:
curious2 says "Williams was found dead by his personal assistant Monday inside his Tiburon home. Authorities said it appeared the cause of death was "asphyxia due to hanging," although toxicology reports for a final report...

Drought: Feds cut water to Central Valley farmers
By curious2  82 comments, latest 2 weeks ago:
Call it Crazy says Hey, we had like 5 inches of rain last night. I have to pump out my pool. Who on the West coast wants the water? We'll just run a long hose.

Religious ritual spreads herpes to newborns
By curious2  16 comments, latest 3 weeks ago:
thunderlips11 says One of Hitler's Paintings Another A woodside shrine And of course,

Fox "News" is an unhealthy (and ignorant) lifestyle
By curious2  51 comments, latest 1 month ago:
indigenous says Howdy There says The multiplier effect theory has some merit in a closed economy, but is extremely complex to apply in an open one. It's worth learning from an academic standpoint, but I...

Where in the world is Casey Kasem?
By curious2  8 comments, latest 1 month ago:
curious2 says The saga continues: "A judge has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's wife from cremating his remains, but it's unclear where those remains are or whether...

Value of S.F. property rose 6% YoY to $180 billion
By curious2  posted 1 month ago:
"Commercial and residential properties accounted for $168 billion of the tax rolls for fiscal 2014-15, with business machinery and equipment comprising the remaining $12 billion."

Smartphones start getting Infrared - at long last
By curious2  12 comments, latest 1 month ago:
curious2 says CaptainShuddup says The products we buy or see at the stores only have the features that.... support the revenue models of the cellular carriers, who are the primary customers. The FIRE economy has...

Future building with concrete bricks?
By curious2  8 comments, latest 1 month ago:
curious2 says tatupu70 says The papers I've seen highlight the environmental aspect over the improvement in concrete properties (although some do show improved fracture toughness). Grants related to the study of climate change have caused...

Maya Angelou, 1928-2014
By curious2  posted 3 months ago:
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
By curious2  31 comments, latest 3 months ago:
curious2 says "Raw satellite transmission data from the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, released on Tuesday by the Malaysian government, provided further evidence that the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean after flying south and...

Sugar is 8x more addictive than cocaine
By curious2  26 comments, latest 3 months ago:
curious2 says errc says Studies have shown peanut agglutinin to make its way through the gut and into the blood stream, and peanuts are one of the crops most contaminated with aflatoxins. So I'm not...

MLS vs off-market sales
By curious2  posted 3 months ago:
"A rare look at off-market sales"

Gentrification: history repeats, or rhymes
By curious2  1 comment, latest 3 months ago:
P N Dr Lo R says Otis Oldfield sounds like he was a wonderful man in addition to a great artist if not so well known. Sadly, a lot of those boys probably lost their...

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