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Amoeba’s Lorica: Diabolical Lexicographer (Genome)

GENOME, n. A petulant and pedantic gnome from Nome with a chilly personality, insisting on proper spelling. One fine day in Bethesda, scientists were preparing to release the findings from their latest genome project, on the Mississippi Eighteen-Wheeled Crawdaddy (Megaplaustrum … Continue reading

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Amoeba’s Lorica: A Lien Future

CAPE CANAVERAL (API*): Rumors abound at this hour that the most recent United States mission to the International Space Station has encountered an artificial object not of this planet. The SpaceX Crew Dragon 2 capsule “Inquisitor”, which blasted off on its maiden … Continue reading

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Amoeba’s Lorica: The Money

The scientist yammered at his computer screen, while his opposite number did the same. Back and forth they went on the video call, exchanging “great ideas”. And then, abruptly, the scientist brought both of them up short. “All this is … Continue reading

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