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    You won’t see this recipe in the current movie, but here’s Julia Child demonstrating how to make primordial soup. Also, the browse-worthy Ephemera Assemblyman blog, and an archive of “Computer […]

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  • The laughing-gas menace and other science news

    Based on a few experiences in the dentist’s chair, I’d always ranked nitrous oxide pretty high on my list of favorite gasses, with an entertainment value far greater than oxygen […]

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  • Critics: Revised rules for laptop searches at border still cross the line

    Last summer, under the Bush administration, the Department of Homeland Security instituted a policy saying it could seize and search laptops, phones and other devices carried by travelers entering the […]

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  • Quoted

    “Our expectation is that this is not a gesture of good will. People don’t just send you five laptops for no good reason.” — Kyle Schafer, West Virginia’s chief technology […]

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    The Immaculate Consumption, a collection of magazine ads from the mid-20th century; The Letter Repository, a database of historical personal letters from the early 1700s through the 1940s; and the […]

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  • Trauma centers prep for surge in augmented reality apps

    As we know from extensive science fiction research, one day we will be equipped with unobtrusive and tastefully designed technology that will project before our eyes a heads-up display of […]

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  • Snow Leopard’s improvements aren’t easily spotted

    The traditional Release Day Eve reviews of Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6, are in, and the consensus is that Apple delivered just what it said it would — an […]

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  • Quoted

    “When we expanded the capabilities of the location bar to search against all history and bookmarks in Firefox 3, a lot of people contacted us to say that they had […]

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  • Off Topic

    Look, right there in Google Maps — it’s Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster! Or maybe a boat. Or Nessie! Also, from Wired, some of the year’s best science visualizations, and […]

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  • Malware everywhere …

    This week it seems there’s plenty of evidence that at least some of us have big targets on our backs, when it comes to Internet security and identity theft. First […]

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