Today’s Digest


A SHITTY day here at The Reverendry, Parishioners,

one may only Hope thangs improve…

ANYHOW, to bring you’all up to date,

here is The News:


Many developmental abnormalities – e.g. cleft palate – arise from changes in gene signalling

“I can envision a day when we eliminate such defects in the womb” says Jill

The Cleft Palate Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to optimizing the quality of life for individuals affected by facial birth defects.

Fortunately, cleft lip and cleft palate are very treatable, often at approximately 10 weeks of age

Abzhanov dreams of turning chickens back into the dinosaurs they evolved from

which came first?

Albertson crossed blue chiclid fish and was surprises to find that some of the offspring were red

the fossil record is incomplete and mathematical modelling is boring

Wikipedia sez: An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. There are two extant alligator species: the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis)

The name alligator is an anglicized form of el lagarto, the Spanish term for “lizard”

Alligators remain almost unchanged since the Cretaceous

The alligator is notorious for its bone-crushing bites

American alligators live in freshwater environments, such as ponds, marshes, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and swamps

Smaller & More Efficient!

A study of Taiwanese reveals that just HALF!

the recommended amount of daily exercise

adds three years to your life!

Beigan, Taiwan, has stone houses and fish noodles

“the highest measured level was 36 millisieverts, well below the dose considered dangerous”

volunteers found 69 new planet candidates – using their eyes


there are no plans to vaccinate against cholera because it is expensive –

the best vaccine is soap and water, says Sandy


younger siblings of children with autism are 19% more likely to develop the condition

the latest study in families with more than one autistic child suggests genetics plays a role

The prevalence of autism is about 1–2 per 1,000 people worldwide but approximately 9 per 1,000 children in the United States

The World Health Organisation took 30 stool samples this month

acute watery diarrhoea is often a prelude to cholera


In effect, turtles flip their ribcage inside out to produce a shell

Common snapping turtle (left) and alligator snapping turtle (right)

Staff Writer Goes For Pulitzer!

“cool spells would be minor detours on the road to a warmer world”


“it was equally likely that sea ice would increase or decrease” says Jennifer

a modelling study says greenhouse gas emissions and natural variations…

she used a state-of-the-art model to tease humans and non-humans

in 19 out of the last 20 La Niñas, storm clouds have bypassed Texas

El Niño is an opera -oratorio by the American composer John Adams

“without more details, anyone who claims they can give an explanation is” spouting shit.”


in June, the most recent month for which there is data…

in 2009, the most recent year for which data is available…

riots in england were sparked by the shooting of a man by police

surprisingly, social science and psychology are more likely to provide insights


riots are carried out by groups of people with a common understanding of the world


the doctor says maybe it’s a bacterial infection, and gives you antibiotics; or maybe it’s a virus so here’s a decongestant, and have some antibiotics anyway…

your doctor tried different drugs until one worked – diagnosis by treatment


1000 °C is much too hot for clouds

melting clouds

That’s all for today, Parishioners!

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. this is indeed a worthy breakthrough let me congratulate you on your impeccable science now i gotsta run me some numbers

  2. Brother Perry,

    the Universe is indeed a Most Surprising and Delightful place!

    it is a profound *Pleasure* to communicate its Wonders!


    Le Rev Dr

    PS: let us know how the numbers turn out

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