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Black pills
Lynn Adams
Posted Feb 01

A headline recently caught my eye, “Why the FDA shouldn’t bow to parental pressure over Duchenne drug.” The article was about the pending and apparently unlikely FDA approval of a drug called eteplirsen, which was developed for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Paris at night
Gillian Bowser
Posted Dec 17

By Gillian Bowser, Colorado State University and Diane Husic, Moravian College.

Was Ringo at COP21 or was that RINGO?  

Albert Einstein Memorial
Melinda Gormley
Posted Dec 15

“If you rub his nose some of his genius will rub off on you.”

“Have you?” I asked before taking a sip of my overly salty margarita.

Noel Bakhtian
Posted Dec 15

It’s a moment that a whole generation of kids have never forgotten.

Estimated Emission Pathways Towards 2050 -- Fig 1 from Kaya et al., Sustainability Science, 23 Sept 2015
Yousaf Butt
Posted Dec 10

Here are a couple of excerpts from recent memos on the potential role of nuclear power in addressing climate change -- I am not necessarily endorsing everything in them -- just sharing.

Memo 1:


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