Spencer Skidmore

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Top 20 things scientists need to know about policy-making

When scientists moan about how little politicians know about science, I usually get annoyed. Such grouching is almost always counterproductive and more often than not betrays how little scientists know about the UK's governance structures, processes, culture and history.<p>So when the Guardian …

Shutdown hits White House operations

Only about a quarter of White House staffers are deemed essential. The rest can’t even check their blackberries<p>Josh Lederman<p>October 8, 2013 12:58pm (UTC)<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Now in its second week, the partial government shutdown has taken its toll on the White House, where about 3 of 4 staffers have …

What Shutdown? WWII Vets Ignore Barricades To See Memorial

Perhaps Congress can take a hint from these gentlemen:<p>The men in red shirts are World War II veterans, who traveled from Mississippi as part of an Honor Flight tour, which has been flying veterans to the National World War II Memorial in Washington since 2005, a year after the memorial …

5 Types of Friends Every Man Needs | The Art of Manliness

Evolutionary biologist and author Robin Dunbar argues that the average human can sustain about 150 friendships. Now, that term is used quite loosely …