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Achenblog: September 10, 2006 - September 16, 2006

Ode to SkyMall

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] THERE IS NO MORE purely American publication than SkyMall, the catalogue that lets people do what God intended them to do when flying 35,000 feet above the Earth -- shop. The summer 2006 issue...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 16, 2006; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
 
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The Way Back Machine

Science Department: Japanese scientists have found a galaxy that is 12.88 billion light years away. This means they are looking 12.88 billion years into the past. Or, to put it another way, they are seeing the light emitted by...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 14, 2006; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Roses and Rabbit Holes

From Portland: Yesterday, hiking up through the park just west of downtown, I not only came across the International Rose Test Garden but momentarily paused -- blink and you would have missed it -- to smell the flowers!!! This...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 12, 2006; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Five Years Later

I'm marking the anniversary by reading Rajiv's book on post-invasion Iraq, "Imperial Life in the Emerald City." It's a great read, and I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Talk about incompetence, hubris, cultural ignorance. Hardly anyone knew...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 11, 2006; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (126)
 
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Eight is Enough

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] I get a lot of press releases from science journals. By scanning the headlines of new scientific research, I can become sufficiently conversant about the latest findings that my friends regard me as basically...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 10, 2006; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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