Humor: Two New Borowitz Reports: Obama’s Citizenship & Virulent Humans

September 17, 2016

Emotional Obama Tearfully Thanks Trump for Granting Him Citizenship

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Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

“Our research is very preliminary, but it’s possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen”

Perhaps. Or, we’ll become less resistant to facts by being less alive.

Given a Time Machine, When Would You Go?

March 30, 2014

The when in the title means to what time period would you go, not how soon you would leave the present. I’m using when with respect to time travel the same way one might use where when taking about space travel.

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If Cells Could Vote, People Would Be Minorities In Their Own Bodies

May 26, 2008

I have long known that bacteria are more than 50% of the biomass of the planet. That was shocking enough when I learned it. Howsever, learning that the majority of cells in my body are not my own was something new to me. Even the fact that we cannot live without many species of bacteria did not surprise me. However, the idea that our own cells are outnumbered 10 to 1 within our own bodies was completely new to me. Check out this article from the New York Times Science section regarding this new and fascinating study.

Bacteria Thrive in Inner Elbow; No Harm Done