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Schengen?

Huh. I went to Paris this past weekend, for a wedding. By plane. And at no time did I show any identification whatsoever. What’s up with that? I thought air travel of any kind, international or domestic, required showing proof … Continue reading

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3 months in the US

We recently got back from a 3-month whirlwind tour of the US (and a little Canada), and jetlag with 2 kids is brutal. But now we’re home in Denmark, and slowly getting back on our feet, and putting away the … Continue reading

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What’s up with the ads?

Some of you (the 3 who read this site, including myself) may have noticed there are Google ads spattered around the pages. Most noticeably, just below the header menu. Why, you ask? Mainly, it’s just an experiment. I’m curious as … Continue reading

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Samuel Clemens

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all … Continue reading

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Uncle Jay comes to Denmark

Stine and I opened the newspaper Friday morning, and on the front of the KULTUR section was a big article about the new trend of “fact checking” in American politics. The piece is entitled “The War on Facts”. And the … Continue reading

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Not so junky DNA

I knew it! Back in the day (early 90’s), when I was studying biology, the word on the street was that the bulk of human DNA was “junk” filler, and probably nothing more. New research shows that all those boring … Continue reading

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6 minutes

I was in New York recently, and was boasting to my friend and business partner that I could certainly run a 5:30 mile, without much training. I used to run much faster than that in high school. And I try … Continue reading

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xkcd

This is great stuff, especially for nerds (like me). Answering your hypothetical questions with physics, every Tuesday. what-if.xkcd.com

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Mousies

B. Kliban. Eat mousies.

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It’s fundamental

I love this letter addressed to the conservative religious radio host Laura Schlessinger, after her grossly intolerant remarks about homosexuality back in 2000: Dear Dr. Laura, Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have … Continue reading

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