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16 July 2008 @ 12:33 pm
Happy Trinity day, too.  
"An accidental discovery has brought seismologists one step closer to being able to predict earthquakes."

Why all the talk of developing oil shale is just that, talk.

Neat. The man behind spreading the term "Hezbollah-style fist jab" apologizes. Also, the Explainer on how terrorists actually greet each other.

SOME NEWS:
* Good read: Dana Milbank on Republicans on Congress coming to the defense of Doug Feith.
* Consumer prices skyrocket. But don't worry: Bush is as positive on the economy as he is on Iraq.
* Administration investigates new methods to limit abortions.
* "America's new million-record watch list is a perfect symbol for what's wrong with the administration's approach to security."
* "Did Bush issue a secret emergency-succession plan?"
* Trying to pin down McCain on social issues.
* Avi Arad options Lost Planet movie. (Which is keen, because the commercials for the game totally made me want a movie-version of it.)
* Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible is a success built for the web.

The Ghostbusters return... but not to movies. (Yet.)

The AV Club interviews Maggie Gyllenhaal.

 
 
 
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on July 16th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
On the ground on the border between Iran and Iraq.
Super Karate Monkey Death Carfrecklefaerie on July 16th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
But really, aren't all scientific advancements actually made through "accidental" discoveries?
PMMJ: Science!cheetahmaster on July 16th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'll get cracking on purposeful discoveries, to provide a control group.

P.S. -> I totally saw you walking in Georgetown today at lunch, unless you weren't in Georgetown, in which case you have a twin.
Super Karate Monkey Death Carfrecklefaerie on July 16th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
I totally have a twin. I have one that lives in Cody, Wyoming. I'm always happy to hear about other sightings.
Lizammitnox on July 16th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Here's another spin on the abortion thing. Which makes me irater.
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on July 16th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Indeed, the HuffPost version seems to be catching online.

This is one of those cases where the more press there is, the better.
Lizammitnox on July 16th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think the Huffy one is more alarmist and less journalistic. However, it's a topic to get alarmed about.
Brian: Marion vwvortexer on July 17th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
The dangerous, underground world of...door-to-door magazine sales.

And, why people love to hate the New York Times.