Whale Inspects Kayakers, Proves It Is Much Bigger Than Them

Two kayakers (a father and daughter) exploring the waters off the coast of Puerto Madryn in Argentina got a surprise when the whales they were watching came in for a closer look. It's unclear as to what kind of whales these were, although they were definitely baleen whales. Southern Right Whales are commonly… » 7/23/14 11:22am Yesterday 11:22am

Invitation to Discuss - A Discovery of Witches [SPOILERS]

I wasn't feeling well over the weekend and wanted something new to read, so I took a cursory glance at a few top-level reviews and downloaded a copy of A Discovery of Witches to my Kindle account. The title had caught my interest back in 2011 when it was first released, but when I heard some of the positive blurbs… » 7/14/14 6:15pm 7/14/14 6:15pm

After West, TX Explosion, No More Public Information for Texans

Last April saw a devastating explosion rip through West, Texas after a fertilizer company's supply of ammonium nitrate somehow ignited (ammonium nitrate is the compound involved in one of the biggest industrial disasters in U.S. history, as well as the bombing of Oklahoma City in 1995). The resulting blast left 15… » 7/08/14 11:37am 7/08/14 11:37am

Supreme Court Justices Are Turds: Contraception Edition

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled (5-4, of course) on Hobby Lobby's challenge of the contraception coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act. To review, the Affordable Care Act includes this mandate because certain types of contraception are medication that are used to treat illnesses as well as a preventive measure… » 6/30/14 11:12am 6/30/14 11:12am