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Dark Matter

Cosmic Collision Reveals Dark Matter

And it’s quite striking (pictured above), wouldn’t you agree? The explosion collision that created it is, like, apparently the biggest thing to hit the galaxy since the Big Bang. So we’re posting it.
Politically flavored righteous indignation will return to this space soon.
Update: The dark matter’s gravitational presence was rendered observable by the impact of the collision.

 

 

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Sulfur may be the solution.
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An Inconveniently Smelly Truth

A Nobel laureate has proposed shooting sulfur into the atmosphere as an emergency measure to curb global warming. The short-term fix would not solve the problem, but would buy some time by temporarily reflecting some of the sun’s energy away from the planet.

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Gimme ‘Big Love’

A group of Utah teens rallied in Salt Lake City over the weekend in defense of polygamist families. “I didn’t come here today to ask for your permission to live my beliefs,” a 19-year-old told the AP. “I shouldn’t have to.”

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    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    JonBenet's overwhelming coverage.
    Illustration by Peter Scheer

    Enough Already

    It’s one thing to report a story, it’s another to obsess over every detail at the expense of real news.  Wall-to-wall coverage of the JonBenet case continues on every major news channel, despite Israel’s violation of the cease-fire, the ruling against wiretapping, and Iran’s missile tests.

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    Iraq War Is Now Longer Than U.S. War Against Nazi Germany

    America has been fighting the war in Iraq longer than it took to defeat Nazi Germany.  Some 1,244 days passed from Germany’s declaration of war on the United States to the Allies’ victory in Europe?six days fewer than the Iraq war so far.

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    The FDA has approved the use of certain viruses in food
    Illustration by Peter Scheer

    Because Hot Dogs Didn’t Have Enough Strange Ingredients

    The FDA has approved the use of a group of viruses as a food additive for ready-to-eat meat products, such as hot dogs and cold cuts.  Companies that use the additive will not be required to inform consumers.

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    Hezbollah's perceived victory gives a boost to Islamist groups throughout the region
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    Hezbollah ‘Victory’ Boosts Islamism in Mideast

    In the search for a sense of dignity, basic services and honesty, Arabs from all walks of life are turning to fundamentalist groups that have succeeded where their own governments have failed.  ?I have more faith in Islam than in my state; I have more faith in Allah than in Hosni Mubarak,? said one educated middle-class Egyptian woman.

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    Fetal Horror in Punjab

    Authorities in the Indian state of Punjab recently made a grotesque discovery that has prompted public outrage and a government crackdown. Acting on a tip, police and health officials raided a private clinic and found a 30-foot well with over 50 female fetuses inside.

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    Israeli Attack Threatens Cease-Fire

    Despite the tenuous cease-fire, Israel has launched an attack some 60 miles north of its border in Lebanon.  Israeli officials said they were trying to halt a weapons transfer to Hezbollah, and will continue to engage targets until a peacekeeping force can take its place to prevent Hezbollah’s rearming.

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    Tom Friedman
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    A Billionaire Scion: Tom Friedman

    Tom Friedman’s opinions on the Iraq war have long been proved bankrupt (here, here and most recently, here) but if you still put stock in his economic analysis about free trade and outsourcing, keep in mind that he’s the heir to a multibillion-dollar real estate fortune, and may not be speaking for the little guy. Political strategist Dave Sirota has the goods.

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