Trump and the GOP Have Blood on Their Hands for Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting | Portside

Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Melvin Wax, Irving Younger, Daniel Stein, Joyce Fienberg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Bernice Simon and Sylvan Simon. Those are the names of the 11 worshipers who were gunned down Saturday in Pittsburgh, when a 46-year-old white man named Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life synagogue and opened fire, yelling “All Jews must die.” It is believed to be the worst anti-Semitic attack in US history.

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Might snakes provide a way of testing Dawkins’s selfish gene hypothesis? | Uncommon Descent

When researchers went to get a look at a cape cobra snake fight, it turned out to be one cobra swallowing another. They named the newly well-fed study animal NN011, otherwise “Hannibal.”Apparently, “Diner, meet Dinner!” is not an uncommon relationship among cape cobras so a study of the details

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Why a warmer world may equal a wetter Arctic — ScienceDaily

As the Arctic warms, it’s predicted to get wetter. But why? A new study looks to history for answers, examining what happened in the region during a period of warming some 8,000 years ago. The research finds evidence that in this ancient time, western Greenland became more humid, a trend often linked to increased precipitation. The study further shows that two different climactic processes may have contributed to this elevated humidity.

Source: Why a warmer world may equal a wetter Arctic — ScienceDaily