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mardi 9 janvier 2018, 20:48
From a 1906 issue of Punch magazine, as described by The Globe and Mail: Under the headline, 'Forecasts for 1907,' a black and white cartoon showed a well-dressed Edwardian couple sitting in a London park. The man and woman are turned away from each other, antennae...
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After Trump FCC Chairman Ajit Pai killed Net Neutrality -- a deed so indefensible he literally won't defend it -- activists announced their intention to pressure 30 Senators into calling for a vote to overturn it. (more…)
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Deyshia Hargrave is an English teacher at Rene Rost Middle Schools in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana; on Monday night, she attended a special meeting of the local school board and, when called upon comment period, politely asked why the board superintendants had voted...
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When it collapsed some 30 years ago, the GDR (East Germany) was the most invasive surveillance state ever attempted, employing one out of every 60 people in the country to snitch on the rest, running dirty tricks campaigns against anyone deemed 'subversive.' (more…)
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It's typical for astronauts in space to grow in height up to two inches. But 3-1/2 inches? Not so common, according to NASA. However, Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, who is currently at the International Space Station, tweeted this morning that he's grown 9 centimeters,...
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A year after Hunter S. Thompson published his pioneering gonzo journalism book 'Hell's Angels,' he appeared on the wonderful TV game show 'To Tell The Truth.' Bud Collyer hosted with a panel of actors/entertainers Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Barry Nelson, Kitty Carlisle. On the ...
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Back in 2016, the EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation, a far-reaching set of rules to protect the personal information and privacy of Europeans that takes effect this coming May. (more…)
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Over the years, I've peeked into airport chapels and never seen a single person inside. Yet 16 of the country's 20 biggest airports have them. Above is the first example of such a space in the US, Our Lady of the Airways Chapel in Boston's Logan Airport, built in 1951 for...
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A small cohort of 31 healthy young men who took 600mg of ibuprofen twice a day for six weeks developed 'compensated hypogonadism' (little balls), because the ibuprofen interfered with their testosterone production and their gonads had to work overtime to compensate. (more…)
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In 2017, the big mainstream stories of 'near-hits' (aka 'near-misses') in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence included episodic dimming of a star caused by possible 'alien megastructures,' a large object tearing through our solar system, and video captured by a...
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Katy Tur interviewed Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff yesterday, with Tur mostly grilling Wolff on inaccuracies in his book. But what stuck out most was towards the end of the interview, when she asked Wolff if he thought Trump was sexist, racist, xenophobic, and...
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Until 2017, the biggest bill Americans ever paid for a year's worth of 'natural disasters' was $214.8B, back in 2005: in 2017, it was at least $300B, not counting much of the damage to Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. (more…)
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Donald Hanson's 'Permanent Redirect' is a very clever piece of Web art that moves location every time it's seen, making it increasingly harder to find. 'Most people will probably not see the art,' Hanson says. And yes, if you just can't help yourself, you can see a...
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It took three weeks for Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League to kick out a Kings Mills area team due to their disgustingly racist jerseys with phrases like 'Coon' and 'Knee Grow' emblazoned on the back. The 'Wet Dream Team,' as they were officially named, was about to...
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Mexico's corrupt, failing government that covers up official mass murders by attacking journalists and dissidents with cyberweapons is locked in a stalemate with the country's horrific, mass-murdering gangs, and the Mexican people are caught in the crossfire. (more…)
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Nudging -- the idea that a well-designed 'choice architecture' can help people make free choices that are better than the ones they would make without the nudge -- has a few well-publicized success stories: the cafeteria where frontloading veggies and other healthful options ...
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  2018 is nearly upon us, and if you're like most, you've spent some time considering how you're going to ring the new year in strong. Of course, there are the tried and true resolutions, like shaving off a few pounds or saving up the cash to travel abroad. While these goals...
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A secret American spy satellite code-named Zuma didn't reach orbit in Sunday's failed SpaceX rocket launch. The cost of the missing U.S. government asset, which officially doesn't exist and officially hasn't been lost, is estimated to be in the billions of dollars. The...
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