Some factoids that I liked :
17 June: Interesting discussion of the plasticity of plant genomes via their transposable elements
29 July: Worldwide demographic stats: 3B in ’60, 7B in ’10 and 9B in ~’30
25 Oct: Solar radiation may permit on a max of ~5/yr trans-polar flights. Also, limiting on Mars voyage.
9 Dec: Jonathan Zittrain on the unavailability of good data to show the growth of the Internet
23 Dec. : Nice comparison of the decision-making process of insect swarms to the presidential primary -- a voting process between competing interests .
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