Superfast evolution observed in soil bacteria | Science News

You can take the flagella out of the bacteria, but you can’t take the flagella out of the bacteria’s genetic arsenal. via Pocket
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Could We Vanquish Frostbite With ‘Antifreeze’ in our Blood?

If you live in a cold climate, some days any exposed skin is at risk of frostbite. But if we had antifreeze coursing through our veins, we’d be resistant to winter’s bite. And that’s not as crazy as it sounds. via Pocket
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Net Neutrality: Obamacare for the Internet? | RealClearScience

Fox News is in a tizzy over net neutrality. (This topic has been covered extensively in the technology press; see the archive at RealClearTechnology.) In a nutshell, net neutrality requires internet service providers (ISPs, such as Comcast, Cox, and Verizon) to treat all data equally. via Pocket
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Widely Reported Study Showing Dangers of E-Cigs Has One Little Problem… | RealClearScience

E-cigarettes are a topic of contentious debate. Are they an effective way to wean smokers off of traditional cigarettes? Are their dangers understated? Are they “gateway” devices to tobacco products? In short, all things considered, do e-cigs benefit or denigrate public health? via Pocket
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If investors learned anything from Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to Congress this week, it’s that the central bank is willing to wait for inflation to catch up to employment before hiking rates. via Pocket
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Why Saddam Invaded Kuwait | RealClearHistory

In July 1979 the president, Ahmed Hasan Al-Bakr, was replaced by Saddam Hussein, his vice president, chosen successor, and the true ruler of Iraq. Saddam then assumed both of the vacated offices and purged political rivals in order to assure his position. via Pocket
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Why Technophiles Will (Or Won’t) Buy an Apple Watch | RealClearTechnology

Every day it seems there’s some new bit of news regarding the upcoming Apple Watch. Most recently, it was that Apple sent out invitations for an event on March 9, likely for Apple Watch news. (The tagline is “Spring Forward” – get it?) via Pocket
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