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a jordanian helicopter

Or what? You'll release the dogs, or the bees, or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you?

Scientists have found that it takes less than two hours to use sugar-water rewards to condition a hive of honeybees to eschew flowers and instead hunt for 2,4-dinitrotoluene, or DNT, a residue in TNT and other explosives, in concentrations as tiny as a few thousandths of a part per trillion.

Nice work, boys. Here's some sugar water.

We graduated yesterday, of course, and Peyton is to be commended for setting up the decor (streamers, balloons, inflatable monkey) and for getting everyone settled in the same room at the same time, which is a lot like herding cats. Frank handed out diplomas and made some vaguely smug comments about how he gets to stay around here because he has tenure, whereas we will be ejected into the world. Later, at the farmhouse, Justin got him to play an old Casio keyboard and I sat in for a few rounds of blues in F and "My Funny Valentine," which is the only jazz standard I know.

And I heart the cyclic universe, and God willing, they'll eventually get a coherent model put together so I can sleep better at night. The previous end of the universe (22 Jun 01) was dark and endless and depressed me beyond belief.

 

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