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Links for Thursday, December 24, 2010

  • MSNBC: Cosmic Log: 3 Billion-year-old Genetic ‘Fossil’ Traced – “The collective genome of all life on Earth today went through a rapid growth spurt between 3.3 billion and 2.8 billion years ago, according to scientists who used computer algorithms to reconstruct the evolutionary history of thousands of genes.
  • Varasona’s Pizzeria: Jeff Varasano’s Famous New York Pizza Recipe – “This pizza is modeled after Patsy’s on 117th street in NYC. I have been working on this for SIX years, but FINALLY I can report that I have achieved my goal. Many people have tried my pie and swear it is not only the best pizza they’ve ever had, but a clone of the original Patsy’s recipe. This margarita pie is incredibly light and perfectly charred. It took just 2 minutes and 10 seconds to bake at 825F.
  • National Geographic Daily News: New Type of Ancient Human Found—Descendants Live Today? – “A previously unknown kind of human—the Denisovans—likely roamed Asia for thousands of years, probably interbreeding occasionally with humans like you and me, according to a new genetic study.
  • Smashing Magazine: Free Icons Sets for Web Developers: Coded – “The Coded Icon Set makes an excellent addition to any website, especially those inspired by the trade of web development. Perfect for your next client’s site or for showcasing your own web development — these icons are useful for every coder.