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Similarities I Noticed Between George W. Bush and the Burning Bush

By DAVID NG

Natural disasters figure prominently for both.

In their own ways – doing their part to increase carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

Neither necessarily follows international conventions

I gather, both on the same page with this stem cell business.

When they speak, it’s kind of surreal.

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(Originally published at Seed Magazine, December 2006)

WANT: Beautiful vintage poster of electromagnetic radiation

This is all over the web (and rightly so). A thing of beauty. Click on the image for a closer look, or click on this Flickr link for full 100Mb resolution.

electromagneticchart

Via llnl photos. HT to Fresh Photons.

In case you need an interesting anecdote on human feces and excrement generally

For slides on the value of feces. Like… ecosystem assessment of feces as a seed dispersal system? Nutrient rich manure for soil upkeep? Things that would resemble a sort of poo-nomics: using feces for microbial or metagenomic analysis?

600px-Piero_Manzoni_Artist's_shit

“In 1961 Italian artist Piero Manzoni offered art buyers 90 tins of his own excrement, signed and numbered, each sold by weight at gold’s daily market price.

That would have been a good investment. A tin that would have cost $37 in 1961 was auctioned by Sotheby’s for $67,000 in 1991 — outperforming gold more than seventyfold.”

Text via Futility Closet. Image from Wiki Commons.

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