What I Read Today March 24th

The convoluted not-logic of Hobby Lobby’s upcoming Supreme Court case, more creepy things about Chernobyl, Google’s latest plan towards world conquest, and pine tree DNA is pretty crazy stuff.

A cat is trapped in snow, with only its head and tail sticking out, swishing around.

MotherJones: Are You There God? It’s Me, Hobby Lobby

So basically, the Hobby Lobby case requires the court to decide whether a corporation has sincere religious beliefs that would be compromised by having its health plan cover the contraception that it once covered because it believes that contraception causes abortions, even when it doesn’t. Got that?

Live Science: Chernobyl Trees Barely Decomposed, Study Finds

Everything about Chernobyl is creepy horror movie fodder.

Wired: Google’s Bold Plan to Overthrow Amazon as King of the Cloud

Like other cloud giants, Google and Hölzle aim to make life easier for anyone who’s building a new website or new a mobile app, storing or processing large amounts of data, or just trying to see if some code will run. Rather than setting up their own infrastructure, businesses and developers can just open up a web browser and run their software on Google’s network. Many are already doing this.

Live Science: Pine Tree Yields Longest Genome Ever Sequenced

Conifers have been around since the age of the dinosaurs, and they have some of the biggest genomes of all living things.

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