• Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 8.1

    Today is August 1st, and on this date (in 2001), Justice Roy S. Moore (Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court) had a monument of the Ten Commandments installed in the Alabama Judicial Building. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he carried this out at night without the knowledge of the other justices. I thought the Ninth Commandment forbade lying,…

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  • Technology. Is it Sporting?

    Apparently Japanese contenders for Olympic swimming medals are in a tizzy because British swimwear manufacturer Speedo has developed a swimsuit which, it is claimed, is responsible for the breaking of thirty-seven swimming records since February. The bodysuit, called the LZR Racer, ‘sucks the muscles into perfect shape for swimming’ and repels water to reduce drag, and was developed with NASA.…

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