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What I’ve noticed (more than last week)

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Sara Robinson writes about John McCain’s betrayal of the troops and how he’s paving the way for an army no one wants to see at Campaign for America’s Future.

Drive by botany in New South Wales at The Reluctant Botanist.

A short report on breast ironing in Cameroon at current tv.

How drunk do you have to be to fall asleep with a knife in your back?

At home, Mr Lyalin had some sausage from the fridge and lay down to sleep, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper says.

After a couple of hours, his wife noticed the handle sticking out of his back and called an ambulance.

Mr Lyalin apparently feels fine and bears no ill-will.

“We were drinking and what doesn’t happen when you’re drunk?” he was quoted by Komsomolskaya Pravda as saying.

IPCC estimates of sea level rise are way too conservative.

Turning food into gas for your car makes people starve.

The very best explanation of the infuriating, demoralizing subtleties of sexism I’ve ever read.

Men explain things to me, and other women, whether or not they know what they’re talking about. Some men.

Every woman knows what I’m talking about. It’s the presumption that makes it hard, at times, for any woman in any field; that keeps women from speaking up and from being heard when they dare; that crushes young women into silence by indicating, the way harassment on the street does, that this is not their world. It trains us in self-doubt and self-limitation just as it exercises men’s unsupported overconfidence.

Best science class ever.

Fern poetry.

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  1. sexism article was quite good. I stumbled!

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