Anti-evolutionist and unilateral correspondent Dennis Markuze, harasser of scientists and journalists, has failed to resist the call of the pen despite his recent conviction. John Timmer writes:
Within the last few weeks, several science writers (including Scott Johnson of Ars) started receiving disturbingly familiar messages via Twitter. Oddly, a tweet of mine about NASA's Space Station alert system prompted a response that mentioned both socialism and atheism. It seemed clear that Mabus was back; members of the atheist community had already come to the same conclusion. Fortunately, the Montreal Police also reached that conclusion. Markuze appeared just as bad at covering his tracks as he had been earlier, so the police were able to announce that Markuze has been taken into custody for parole violations.
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Walnut Sanded Away Layer by Layer Laurin Döpfner sanded a walnut, layer by layer, and combined the photos into an animated video. Here’s his set-up.
A British supermarket was forced to take bags of nuts off the shelves after the labeling failed to declare the possible presence of peanuts. The store, Booths, apologised and warned customers allergic to nuts not to consume the nuts. [BBC]
[Video Link]. Collecting pairs of walnuts is a thing in China. The bigger and the older, the better! “Playing with these kind of nuts isn’t for ordinary people,” says one collector in this exquisite Reuters News video. (via Shanghaiist)
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