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    Quickies: On the GM strike, Mauna Kea, vaping illnesses, Alexa making a bad nurse

    How are you all on this fine Friday? I’m just peachy. MMMMM PEACHES. No, seriously, if you haven’t already read Melanie’s roundup of articles relating to the latest push for impeachment of the Orange Mussolini, I encourage you to check it out, especially the call to action to encourage your representatives to keep putting pressure on this investigation. In other…

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  • Science

    Procrastinator’s Guide to the Solar Eclipse

    I love to procrastinate. Actually, no. I hate it. But my brain is just SO good at getting me into that mode. So I totally understand if you are just now realizing that one of the biggest astronomical events of a lifetime is happening just a few days from now. If you’re not already tuned in to all things astronomy,…

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    Use coconut oil for curry, not sunscreen

    Summer often means more outdoor fun time and more time spent slathering on sunscreen to block ultraviolet (UV) light of various wavelengths.  Many of us pick a sunscreen  based of its sun protection factor (SPF), which reveals a product’s ability to block UVB, a shorter wavelength UV most often linked to skin cancer.  The longer wavelength UVA wreaks its own kind of havoc and “…also…

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