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Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time?

July 1, 2014 by

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This idea that nature is inherently probabilistic — that particles have no hard properties, only likelihoods, until they are observed — is directly implied by the standard equations of quantum mechanics. But now a set of surprising experiments with fluids has revived old skepticism about that worldview. The bizarre results are fueling interest in an […]

Extra gene drove instant leap in human brain evolution

May 5, 2012 by

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A partial, duplicate copy of a gene appears to be responsible for the critical features of the human brain that distinguish us from our closest primate kin. The momentous gene duplication event occurred about two or three million years ago, at a critical transition in the evolution of the human lineage, according to a pair […]

Shooting in Austin at State Cap Building

January 21, 2010 by

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Shots fired at the TX capitol www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpiAxuj_YRA Suspicious Shooting at Texas Capitol Results in Lockdown www.infowars.com/suspicious-shooting-at-texas-capitol-results-in-lockdown/ Man in custody after firing shots at Texas Capitol Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/21/AR2010012102642.html Questions surround Capitol shooting suspect KVUE www.kvue.com/news/Questions-surround-Capitol-shooting-suspect-82300027.html

Public Austin Forum on Police and Privacy March 30th

March 25, 2009 by

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Proposed Police Programs Put Your Privacy at Stake Austin’s police chief proposes a policy of mandatory blood withdrawals for drunk driving suspects who refuse a breathalyzer test. Now the chief favors video surveillance across the city, new requirements for DNA samples for detainees, and police checkpoints, making everyone a suspect. Is this the end of […]

Hawaiin Woman Claims To Find 5 Dollar Bill Inside Coconut

March 11, 2009 by

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Just plain weird and Fortean … a great pick-me-up story in a world gone mad. Woman Claims To Find $5 Bill Inside Coconut PEARL CITY, Hawaii — It is a mystery to a family in Pearl City, Hawaii, and they swear it really happened. A woman said she found a $5 bill inside a coconut. […]

The Citizine Community Political Forum was a Success

October 30, 2008 by

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  Monday night was the most fun I’ve had since I saw Scott Horton debate and defeat war-monger Harvey Kushner.   Scott Horton, at my request, moderated a community political forum organized by good friend Thom White (publisher of CitizineMag) and featuring some of my favorite local political friends from several different political parties.   […]

CITIZINE – Community Political Forum Tonight at Spiderhouse

October 28, 2008 by

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CITIZINE – Community Political Forum Tonight at Spiderhouse TOLL ROADS — TAXES — TASERS!! Before you vote, join the debate! Click the image to see the full-size poster COMMUNITY POLITICAL FORUM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 Forum begins at 7:00 p.m. Spiderhouse Cafe 2908 Fruth Street Austin, TX 78705 Suggested donation: $5.00 CITIZINE and Texans for Accountable […]