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On Thursday, January 5, Harper’s Magazine contributing editor Thomas Frank appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss his latest book, Pity The Billionaire, and the improbable rise of right-wing economic fundamentalism following the financial crisis:
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Percentage of Americans who say they would not enjoy spending time with their own clone:
Astronomers recorded the most powerful pulse of radiation ever observed; the radiation was emitted from a pulsar 12,000 light-years from Earth and was “capable of totally vaporising and ionising all known materials, shredding them into hot plasma.”
Alberta dentist Michael Zuk, the owner of a molar that belonged to John Lennon, revealed that he hoped to clone a new Lennon and raise him as a son. “Hopefully keep him away from drugs,” said Zuk, “but, you know, guitar lessons wouldn’t hurt.”
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Science’s crisis of faith