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Wild IPCC excitement!
Newly enlisted ScienceBlogger William M. Connolley of Stoat calls out highlights of the recently leaked Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

Asia’s Hormonic Convergence
The abortion of millions of female fetuses in China may cause the “mass sexual frustration” of “40 million frustrated bachelors” by the year 2020. This could lead to war. Yikes. (via Salon‘s Broadsheet)

Rotation Of Earth Plunges Entire North American Continent Into Darkness
It’s from The Onion, but it’s scientifically irrefutable!

Breakdown of Scale Invariance - Hilarity Ensues
Hollywood gossip rags make all actresses the same height, to the effect of Barbie-esque proportions.

Darwin’s Tree of Life
Grrlscientist finds a cool flash animation that shows how Darwin’s Finches might have evolved.

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