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Speak Your Mind: Jelly Donut…IN SPAAAAAAACE

GUYS. Important news. There is a rock on Mars. But not just any rock. A MYSTERIOUS ROCK. It wasn’t there one day, and then it was. What is happening? Oh what? You believe those “scientists” who say that the Opportunity rover just “flipped” over a loose piece of rock? Bah! …

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Speak Your Mind: What Debate?

You’ve probably heard by now that Bill Nye of Science Guy fame will debate notorious creationist Ken Ham in February. There has been a lot of talk about how this is a horrible idea and about how it’s not a terrible idea. I’m not sure how I feel about it, …

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Speak Your Mind: Pastafarianism

Earlier this month, America’s first openly Pastafarian public official was sworn into office. Wearing a colander on his head. [Christopher] Schaeffer wore a colander (a strainer typically used to drain water from spaghetti) while Town Clerk Allison Dispense administered the oath of office to him before the board’s reorganizational meeting. …

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Speak Your Mind: Obligatory New Years Post

Happy New Year 2014, everyone! It’s a time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. If you’re like me, your life doesn’t feel any different today than it did yesterday, but it’s hard to deny the symbolic significance of the day. Or maybe it’s not. A lot …

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Speak Your Mind: Your Anus?

I remember as a kid trying really hard not to say Uranus. Even if you don’t emphasize the “-anus” part, it was kind of uncomfortable to say. I mean, you’re not supposed to say anus! But that was the name of the planet, and it cannot be changed. The awkward …

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Speak Your Mind: Uuuuuggghhhh…

Ugh, you guys. Ugh. It’s finals time, and I am feeling it. Two lab tests this week and three lecture finals next week. But soon it will all be over and I can relax for a bit. I know I shouldn’t, but it’s hard not to focus on the winter …

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Speak Your Mind: Obligatory Thanksgiving Post

I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I don’t like that it’s my favorite holiday. I know that it has a lot of problematic aspects to it since it’s basically celebrating the genocide of many native people of North America. When I think about …

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Speak Your Mind: Mars v. Saturn

For fans of space and science, this paragraph from a recent article in Wired should send chills down your spin: This year NASA received $16.9 billion, which may sound like a lot but, once adjusted for inflation, is roughly what the agency got back in 1986. Just $1.27 billion of that …

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