August 16th, 2006

Scorpion

I heard it on NPR

Does Age Quash Our Spirit of Adventure?
by Robert Krulwich - All Things Considered - 8/15/2006

"Robert Sapolsky, a distinguished neuroscientist in his 40s, had a young assistant who played different music every day, from Sonic Youth to Minnie Pearl. That made Sapolsky crazy - and curious about why his aging ears still crave the music he loved in college. Is there a certain age when the typical American passes from the novelty stage to utter predictability?"
Scorpion

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"'Don't ask, don't tell' has failed completely. It insults those who would serve their country even as it deprives the military of their service. And while the policy has led to the dismissal of more than 11,000 people since its inception, it manifestly does not create an all-straight military."

Thanks to this, homeland security will now ban 12-year old boys from airplanes.

Political chatter over the Purple line for the Metro.

How effective was our response to 9/11?

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'How to make sure children are scientifically illiterate'

Is Elmo evil?