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This Week in Lady Reads

Views you can use, science, and April Fool’s jokes done right. Fun stuff!

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Ladyguides

Respite Garden

So a few years ago I was at my local feed shop and noticed their marigold seed packets were on super sale for like, a nickel each. I bought probably 20  packets? Needless to say, there were a lot of marigolds in my front yard that year.

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Science

Science News: 5/21/13

Science news takes a turn for the weird (and WEIRD) this week! There was an explosion on the moon, waves of ice from frozen lakes in Canada destroyed several houses, and researchers used freakin’ laser beams to search for an ancient city. Plus, BRCA genes have been in the news a lot recently, and the […]

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Op Ed

Hirst, Butterflies, and Why I Write About Art

There’s been a little ruffle of consternation about Damien Hirst’s recent retrospective at the Tate Modern lately. Reading about it has basically confirmed everything I have ever thought about why people need to be better informed about the arts.

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Science

Science News: 8/14/12

The Mars rovers have been busy sending back pictures this week, with some of the first color pictures coming back from Curiosity and Opportunity still going strong eight years into its mission. We’ve also learned about yet another species of prehistoric humans, the importance of an unexpected substance to the ocean ecosystem, and good news […]