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    This goes both ways. Scientists are routinely...

    This goes both ways. Scientists are routinely accused of being alarmist and profiteering. The result is stronger language and a general lack of patience.
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    I should have noticed, no wonder there are similarities. The part I particularly like is the figure that shows how women with hyperandrogenism are very unlikely to be affected by this CAS ruling.
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  3. I just read this short, but super on point, piece...

    I just read this short, but super on point, piece about the biology of the Semenya-like cases. Some of the same material is cited. Worth the time, although nothing new to this group.
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  4. If that was true, then we would not be having...

    If that was true, then we would not be having these endless debates.
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    Positive feedback loops are already in play. So...

    Positive feedback loops are already in play. So worry about it. We can start by stopping the rebuilding after storms. Relocate.
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    Compare PAIS with CAIS (use Pego’s lonk above)....

    Compare PAIS with CAIS (use Pego’s lonk above). Women with CAIS are very feminine, often ‘super’ models. Despite high levels of testosterone they have no receptor and are ‘blind’ to it. Women with...
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    Pego is right. Testes are the key here, it is a...

    Pego is right. Testes are the key here, it is a source of testosterone that women do not have. And consequently XY women do have sky high testosterone. But not all of those women respond to the...
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    I still think pego makes a good point here. A...

    I still think pego makes a good point here. A hectare of biomass (dry) in a tropical rain forest is significantly more than a hectare of biomass of any crop (partly as a lot of the biomass is locked...
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    Respiration is not really an issue as that is all...

    Respiration is not really an issue as that is all part of the carbon cycle.



    You're not going to like it. We need to stop releasing the fossilized carbon (that is not part of the carbon cycle)...
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    Someone has to make up the new words now...

    Someone has to make up the new words now Shakespeare has gone ;)

    (Derived from cognition)
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    Nice. Or: Incognant Asinine Athletic Fools?

    Nice. Or:

    Incognant Asinine Athletic Fools?
  12. Thread: Fun with maps

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    It all depends how you define 'British'. I would...

    It all depends how you define 'British'. I would have thought that the Welsh and the Cornish are the most British. How can the anglo saxons, invaders from continental Europe, be considered the 'most...
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    Interesting update on the potential release of...

    It's the methane trapped in the permafrost that might be the biggest problem with regard to a positive feedback loop.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/28/opini ... ugman.html

    (Note that Krugman...
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    I never thought to contact them. I'll send them...

    I never thought to contact them. I'll send them an e-mail. Thanks for the idea.
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    That's a shame. Just bad timing there. And...

    That's a shame. Just bad timing there.

    And cubehead, you can make a guess. But this mystery person is not going to be easy to spot. You'll have to buy the tickets to find out :)
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    Helen Mirren, "Don't be a pillock"

    Helen Mirren, "Don't be a pillock"
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    GH, thanks for moving this to the current events...

    GH, thanks for moving this to the current events thread. I'm really bummed at not being able to attend this.

    To sweeten the deal, If anyone decides they want some of these tickets you'll have...
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    World Indoor Tickets

    Due to a travel conflict I will have to give up my tickets for the World Indoors. :(

    I have five tickets, all sessions, in bleacher section 220, row J. If anyone is interested in buying these...
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    http://www.sciencealert.com/a-salon-manager-has-di...

    http://www.sciencealert.com/a-salon-manager-has-died-inside-a-cryotherapy-machine
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    Cities that will drown. Some are beyond...

    Cities that will drown.

    Some are beyond saving, New Orleans being an obvious one. When should resources be focused on relocating these cities rather than protecting them?
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  21. Thread: Peter Norman

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    Peter Norman

    "Four years later at the 1972 Summer Olympics that took place in Munich, Germany, Norman wasn’t part of the Australian sprinters team, despite having run qualifying times for the 200 meters thirteen...
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    Kuha, of course, who hasn't? Jon, Sqauckee,...

    Kuha, of course, who hasn't?

    Jon, Sqauckee, 26mi235, Pego.

    It will be interesting to see what networks pop up here.
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    I'm surprised that this one didn't make the short...

    I'm surprised that this one didn't make the short list. It looks great.

    http://aotearoaflag.tumblr.com/
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    New Flag for NZ

    But which? Anything but the one one on the left.

    http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-09-01/its-down-four-new-zealand-panel-unveils-alternate-flag-options-largely-negative
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    Right, grew up in Hampshire, but I've been in the...

    Right, grew up in Hampshire, but I've been in the US for 23 years. My wife is from Shanghai, but has been here even longer. I think we're probably 'officially' american now.

    We both went to our...
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