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Kyle Jarrard

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Bless the Subject Field

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 12:49 PM

Someone once told me that rudest e-mail habit of all is to send one with zilch in the subject field. She said that, to fight this scourge, she never opens an electronic missive that doesn't announce itself properly, no matter who it's from. That may be harsh, but she's right:...

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Romney Nabs First Gold in London

(14) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 2:05 PM

Whew, Mitt Romney needs a haircut, or something. To show up in London and tell the Britons they don't have their act together (not properly prepared) for the Olympics is, well, astonishing. Watching him spill forth his sassy remarks in a TV interview, I couldn't help thinking: This man is...

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160 Billion Exoplanets and Counting

(9) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 2:44 PM

They say every star up there has at least one planet zipping around it. Add it up and it means the Milky Way is home to 160 billion exoplanets, give or take. That's too many.

Space, the final frontier, was so much more intriguing when we thought Earth...

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Neanderthals Getting a Colorful Upgrade

(9) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 12:06 PM

A chorus of smart, modern minds is rising over the hills of anthropology that the ancient Neanderthals of Europe weren't anywhere nearly as dumb, insufferable and unrecognizable as everyone thought all these years. At long last, these creatures who roamed the Continent for hundreds of thousands of years only to...

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From One Francois to the Next: A Look at France's Leadership

(4) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 5:10 PM

PARIS -- François Hollande is my fourth French president, not that I vote here. I only live here. When people ask when did I arrive in France, I answer, "With Mitterrand," and they smile thinking back with a nostalgic gaze. It was a long time ago -- way back in...

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