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Tholins in orbit around another star — Organic precursor chemicals may be present in protoplanetary discs.
Who needs aliens from outer space when we have caecilians among us? — Some very weird biology and morphology right here on earth, for those of you who might be considering alien races and biospheres. Bonus vocabulary word: "aposematic".
A history of the political primary as we understand it today — More interesting stuff from The Edge of the American West.
Glenn Greenwald on the Right on Obama — Money shot:
Hatred is [the Right's] fuel. Just look at the bottomless personal animus they managed to generate over an anemic, mundane, inoffensive figure like John Kerry. At their Convention, they waved signs with band-aids mocking his purple hearts while cheering on two combat-avoiders.
15th Dallas County Inmate Since ’01 Is Freed by DNA — Hey, conservative America — explain to me again why the death penalty is a good idea.