It is not just the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam that have secured America’s bloodthirsty reputation. It is a long history of secretive and illegal coups starting in 1953 in Iran. The “overwhelming evidence” that President Barack Obama has produced that shows Russian President Vladimir Putin is using dirty tactics in eastern Ukraine is nothing the United States hasn’t done before. It’s the stench of hypocrisy that is overwhelming.
The Pregnancy Crisis Center of Wichita, Kansas lies about the risks of abortion. Abortion is not shown to affect infertility unless there are complications, of which there is a 0.05% chance of needing hospitalization.
Abortion also has no correlation with mental health risks unless the patient is already at risk due to other factors in their life, like trauma, abuse and coercion, infertility, existing mental illness, and a lack of social support caused by the stigma of abortion.
Finally, PCC neglects to inform you that tubal, or ectopic pregnancies, are treated with a medication abortion using methotrexate, a slightly different method than regular medication abortions.
What exactly are they implying with that bit about tubal pregnancies? That you shouldn’t have the procedure and should just go ahead and die instead? Wtf?
Slow roasted tomatoes today. I could eat this whole plate.
Janelle Monae for the next Bond song.
Janelle Monae for next Bond.
I’m sure a lot of you already read XKCD but this is very very important.
"Defending a position by citing free speech is kind of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express."
Maple trees + good timing + basic chemistry = maple syrup. But Science Friday takes us behind the scenes of maple syrup research to show that there’s much more to it than that. While the tradition has been to tap fully grown wild trees – commercially with lots of plastic tubing – recent experiments at University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center have found that harvesting from the cut tops of juvenile trees might yield 5 to 6 times per acre, surprisingly without harming the young trees.
Lots of questions about this one: What are the other differences between the farm vs forest model of growing trees? Does this new process affect the local birds or creatures underground? What do these young trees look like in 20 years? What questions do you have?
From Science Friday.