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Posts on ‘February 26th, 2012’

Weekend link dump for February 26

I hope your Valentine’s Day was not as exciting as theirs was. A proper apology for an honest screwup is never a bad idea. I guess investing in North Korea could be a good idea. Seems awfully risky to me, though. You go right ahead and keep alienating unmarried women, Republicans. Some more of this […]

Dry, not drought

Yippie! It’s official: According to the latest iteration of the U.S. Drought Monitor just released, the drought is over for most of eastern Harris County. Here’s the picture: Compare that to where we were at the beginning of the year and be amazed. But don’t get too cocky. Look at the chart accompanying the current […]

More than five million trees lost in the cities

More depressing numbers from the drought. It was a sight more common than usual this past summer: a tree too thirsty to live became another casualty to the drought. City workers would either remove the tree, or, if they were too late, it would fall, possibly on power lines, cars or a house. On Wednesday, […]

Snorting caffeine

The next frontier in caffeination: Caffeinated air. U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in lipstick-sized canisters is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement. AeroShot went on the market late last month in Massachusetts and New York, and it’s […]

One good thing will come out of Craig James’ Senate campaign

He apparently won’t be brought back by ESPN. Sportwriters and fans alike rejoice.