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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. Re: the Essex lion, the same thing happened in London a few years ago. Several people saw a lion on the wall at the end of the block, resulting in a massive police search, people told to stay in their homes, etc. One lady was locked in her house with the “lion” in her lap, not realizing he was who they were looking for.

    And of course there was the case of the red panda that escaped from the zoo in The Netherlands. After being sighted all over the country, it was found less than 100 yards from it’s enclosure, where it had been hit by a train.

  2. They really get it with the SMBC comic with the look of the daughter’s expression.
    Makes me wonder if any parents might one day use the explaination to their daughters….

    And good to see a “Doctor Who” reference regarding a new exoplanet find.
    I probably stand alone on this, but I was getting tired of so many “Star Wars” references in other exoplanet stories.

    In the meantime, I must reverse the polarity of the neutron flow….

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