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How the Life-Saving Blue Blood of Horseshoe Crabs Is Extracted

theatlantic.com — Inside of the primitive-looking Horseshoe crab is a powder-blue blood that contains LAL, an element worth about $15,000 per quart Inside of Horseshoe crabs, the primitive-looking arthropods that can be found scurrying across the muddy and sandy bottoms of the ocean floor in shallow waters, is a powder-blue blood that you probably owe your life to.

California High-Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views

theatlantic.com — As a reminder: California's plan to build a north-south High-Speed Rail (HSR) system is the most ambitious and important infrastructure project now being contemplated anywhere in the United States. It has also become one of the most controversial. Jerry Brown, now running for an unprecedented fourth term as governor, has stuck with HSR as his signature/legacy project.
Jul 22, 2014

A selection of high-quality reader mail on Calif High-Speed Rail pro&con. No. 5 in a series. is.gd/HIk8LS

Woohoo! Simpsons World Will Transform the Show Into Delicious, Delicious Data

theatlantic.com — It is basically, if you are a fan, like finding a coupon for a hundred free Krusty Burgers, and then finding out that they'll be served to you by Krusty himself. It's like getting a personal concert from Bleeding Gums Murphy. Or riding your skateboard, successfully, over Springfield Gorge.
Jul 22, 2014

Sweet Merciful Crap. Soon, stream all 552 Simpsons episodes along w/ searchable character database, scripts and more. theatln.tc/1yZbxAc

Jul 22, 2014

Woohoo! Simpsons World Will Transform the Show Into Delicious, Delicious Data theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

Jul 21, 2014

RT @megangarber: No bid deal, just ALL 552 EPISODES of "The Simpsons," searchable by character, topic, and theme theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

Jul 21, 2014

RT @erikmal: In truth, I’m way more excited for the Simpsons episode search function than anything else: theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

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