Becca Morn
Published professional writer and poet, Becca had a three decade career in technical writing and consulting before selling off most of her possessions in 2006 to go live at an ashram in India for 3 years. She loves literature (especially science fiction), technology and science, progressive politics, cool electronic gadgets, and perfecting Hatch green chile recipes. Fortunately for this last, Becca and her wife currently live in New Mexico. @BeccaMorn

India re-criminalizes homosexuality, proudly enters 19th century

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India restakes its claim to British colonial tradition and the notion of civil rights circa 1860, during Victoria.

The Catholic conundrum named Francis

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Pope Francis moves away from dogma, while US Bishops focus on gays and abortion: Will there be a Catholic schism?

Space Science News Sunday – open thread (video)

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From space probes to ‘Master Plans’ to turn our moon into a giant solar generator, it’s Science Sunday

Four guys, one piano – an early Christmas treat (video)

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You won’t believe the music these four gentlemen produce using nothing but a single piano.

If it’s Thanksgiving, it’s time for the Sarah Palin turkey slaughter

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Governor Palin and the Great Turkey Slaughter of 2008: A new Thanksgiving tradition

GOP racist, top-thinker Dinesh D’Souza calls Obama “Grown-Up Trayvon”

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D’Souza has built a reputation as the male Ann Coulter of the GOP, sadly he’s one of their top thinkers.

Lord of the Rings medley and gorgeous harpist (video)

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Camille and Kennerly, twin electric harpists, and a sweet, sweet mental health break. (Video & open thread)

Doctor Who after 50 years: Time Lords never truly die

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23 November 1963 – The beginning of the Doctor Who era, about to celebrate its 50th broadcast anniversary.

She’s cutting premiums 23% with Obamacare. Want proof? Here you go

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She’s saving $100 on health insurance premiums because of Obamacare, but was told “you lie!” Here’s the proof.

I can haz Obamacare: My premiums are going down 23%, $100/month

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I’m going to save over $100 per month in my health insurance premiums, nearly 25%, with Obamacare.

A humbling view of the inner solar system from Saturn via Cassini

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A magnificent photo from NASA’s Cassini probe of Saturn – showing the inner planets, including the Earth and Moon.

The “conventional” racism of Richard Cohen

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The Wash Post columnist’s recent op ed on race and the Republican party is really beyond the pale.

Beer is good for you, climate change not so much

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A new study-ish suggests beer is good for you heart. Melting ice caps and glaciers, not so much.
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