Monday, September 10, 2012

Bits and Pieces - September 10, 2012

Joseph Stieglitz: Mitt Romney's fair share.

Joe Biden and bikers.

Barack Obama and pizza parlor owner. (autoplay video)

BBC worries that the French are losing the formal vous. I hope they don't give up the differention between singular and plural, because that's something I'd like to see in English.

Losing bats to white-nose syndrome.

Bacteria grow in a high-radiation environment. Deinococcus radiodurans is already known to be highly resistant to radiation. Maybe here are a few more.

The 1957 plutonium fire at Rocky Flats. This is something I'd like to know more about, but this article presents a lot of claims without presenting anything about the sources for them. It's an interview with  Kristen Iversen, who wrote a new book on the subject: Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. Presumably the book provides sources.

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