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From the "Science Fiction Today! Department": Dr. Young K. Bae, using off-the-shelf components, built and successfully demonstrated the world's first successful amplified photon thruster, which he has titled the Photonic Laser Thruster (PLT). What does this mean? If development goes well, it could mean the 100 million km flight to Mars could be done in less than a week. Now, THAT'S speed. Let's hope this gets some testing and real press, I'd love verification.

From the "Sheltered Children Think They Can Save the World Department": Lysa Harding, 15, couldn't believe the sexually charged prose of the novel she checked out from the library at Brookwood High School. The novel, Sandpiper, tells the story of a 15-year-old girl named Sandpiper Hollow Ragsdale who is on a "sexual power trip and engages in random hookups," according to a review by the School Library Journal. Little Lysa, though, feels this is just WRONG, and refuses to return the book, so that other students won't be exposed to it. She checked it out at random for a book report, and here we are now. Call me crazy, but wouldn't you try to find out what the book was about before doing that? Give me a break, honey...sex DOES exist in the real world, and just because your school teaches abstinence (and don't get me started, there) doesn't mean a thing.

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    Jim Jeffries On Why Other Countries Think US Gun Laws Are Crazy Pretty well sums it all up, as far as I'm concerned.

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    Holy cats...I've only just become aware of this "free inhabitant / article 4" bullshit. Watching some of the videos of these wingnuts is comedy gold,…

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    First Biofluorescent Reptile Ever Discovered - Short article and links to further info. Biofluorescence is far from unknown, but we've never seen…

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