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Conservative Intellectuals

a: Conservative thinking ~
b: old left

What: "Once upon a time, the intellectual conservatives in this country cherished their dissidents, encouraged argument, embraced the quirky, valued the eccentric and mocked the lock-step ideological left. Now they are what they once mocked. And they have the ideological discipline of the old left."

Writer: Andrew Sulllivan
Date: Mar 28 2010 6:32 AM

Planets As Common As Sand On The Beach

a: Planet in the milky way ~
b: grains of sand on the beach

What: "Astronomers said Wednesday that each of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way probably has at least one companion planet, on average, adding credence to the notion that planets are as common in the cosmos as grains of sand on the beach."

Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 12 2012 11:19 AM

The Big Pink Froth

a: Las vegas ~
b: cotton candy

What: "But I can say this: you are a destination for which opinions vary widely. Some people love you. Many people hate you. Few have mixed feelings. But even among those who love you, it often comes with a time limit, or recommended dosage."

Writer: Gene McKenna
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 22 2012 5:43 PM

a: hydrophillic surface of a lipid bilayer ~
b: the surface of a pond


The commonalities are the fluidity of the watery surfaces. If you put a small boat on the surface of pond, it will float and slowly move around. The media in which it is sitting is fluid. The frozen surface of a pond is solid. If a small boat were place on top it would just sit there, motionless.

Writer: Lucretia
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 20 2014 3:57 PM

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