Open-Minded Man Would Be Willing To Look Past Jennifer Lawrence’s Flaws | The Onion – America’s Fine st News Source

http://www.theonion.com/articles/openminded-man-would-be-willing-to-look-past-jenni,36560/?utm_source=The+Onion&utm_campaign=bad726bc3b-The_Onion_Newsletter_Daily_Template&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6a8b5ad20e-bad726bc3b-17236877

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Roman Jokers by Gregory Hays | The New York Review of Books

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/jul/10/mary-beard-roman-jokers/

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The Decline of Harper Lee — Vulture

http://www.vulture.com/m/2014/07/decline-of-harper-lee.html

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The making of the Keller black widow: Did Michele Williams get away with murder? – CultureMap Dallas

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/city-life/10-31-13-keller-black-widow-michele-williams-murder-husband-greg/

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In Ferry Deaths, a South Korean Tycoon’s Downfall – NYTimes.com

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Blind Ambition: Erik Weihenmayer’s Great Adventures – MensJournal.com

http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/blind-ambition-20140725

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Has Tyrone Hood Spent Twenty-One Years in Prison for a Murder He Didn’t Commit?

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/04/crime-fiction

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You Are Not Late — The Message — Medium

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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: List: More Engaging Copy for the Ten Commandments.

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/more-engaging-copy-for-the-ten-commandments

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If a cat could talk – David Wood – Aeon

http://aeon.co/magazine/being-human/can-we-ever-really-know-a-cat/

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Of Maggots and Brain Scans | Boston Review

http://bostonreview.net/wonders/fausto-sterling-brain-scans-imaging

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Florida Keys Webcam Captures Sea Turtle Hatch

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Sleeping with a Cheetah at Cheetah Experience Bloemfontein, SA

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Sleeping Baby Leopard – Cheetah Experience Bloemfontein

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North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un : The Two-Way : NPR

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/21/333771446/north-korea-is-not-pleased-dance-video-features-kim-jong-un?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20140727&utm_campaign=mostemailed&utm_term=nprnews

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Watch A 6-Year-Old Roller Skate Underneath 39 Cars – Digg

http://digg.com/video/watch-a-6-year-old-rollerskate-underneath-39-cars?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email

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New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cast Members Revealed – Digg

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Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Is Now Underway, Wiping Out Species At An Alarming Rate: Report – weather.com

Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Is Now Underway, Wiping Out Species At An Alarming Rate: Report – weather.com.

 

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Religious abuse of children

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:

RememberTheTime99 has a series of videos about religious people indoctrinating their kids in faith; this short one (8.5 minutes long) was published on Friday shows a bunch of new footage of revivals, people being “slain in the spirit,” and other such horrors.  An excerpt from the notes:

Evangelical Christians around the globe are increasingly holding large children’s revivals where they practice a disturbing ritual called “anointing by the holy spirit,” “being slain by the holy spirit,” “catching the holy ghost,” or “falling out.”

It is intimidating, physically coercive, deeply stressful, and emotionally manipulative. Children are under tremendous pressure to cooperate, to mimic the adults’ bizarre behaviors, and to avoid being judged unworthy, disappointing, or worse, under satan’s spell.

The older children and teens are under great peer pressure to fit in. The youngest simply don’t understand they’re supposed to fall over. Their purity and honesty shines through.

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Collection: CPUSA: Ninety Years of History

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In Alaska, wood frogs freeze for seven months, thaw and hop away – LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-alaskan-frozen-frogs-20140723-story.html?track=lat-email-healthreport

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HUGE aquatic insect reported (and other big bugs) | Why Evolution Is True

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/huge-aquatic-insect-reported-and-other-big-bugs/

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Theremin: How science fiction got its sound

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Morgan Freeman Chats with Jimmy While Sucking Helium

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15 Month Old Controls 500 Boys at Camp Rockmont

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The Weekly Wonk | Israel Redux – The Weekly Wonk

http://weeklywonk.newamerica.net/articles/whats-different-this-time/

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How To Get Paid To Drop Out Of Races: A Professional Pacer Tells All

http://fittish.deadspin.com/matt-scherer-got-paid-to-drop-out-of-races-1610142836

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Guinea worm is almost eradicated, in one of the biggest public health wins ever – Vox

http://www.vox.com/2014/7/22/5912139/guinea-worm-is-almost-eradicated-in-one-of-the-biggest-public-health

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Crazy Circle Illusion!

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Adorable Bulldog Can’t Stop Kissing Baby | Rumble – Yahoo Screen

https://screen.yahoo.com/awesome-animals/adorable-bulldog-cant-stop-kissing-144613758.html

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Small Cat Chases Big Husky Around | Storyful – Yahoo Screen

https://screen.yahoo.com/awesome-animals/small-cat-chases-big-husky-141615340.html

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Court allows use of “stingray” cell tracking device in murder case | Ars Technica

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/court-allows-use-of-stingray-cell-tracking-device-in-murder-case/

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What I Saw on Rikers Island – NYTimes.com

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What I Saw on Rikers Island – NYTimes.com

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Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a TerroristThe Intercept

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/07/23/blacklisted/

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Medical research: Treat ageing : Nature News & Comment

http://www.nature.com/news/medical-research-treat-ageing-1.15585

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Who Will Save the Wolverine? Not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – The Daily Beast

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/20/who-will-save-the-wolverine-not-the-u-s-fish-and-wildlife-service.html

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The infatuated leopard experience

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:

Voilà: a gif from The Meta Picture. Their notes:

Pardus is a black leopard that is currently a part of the Cheetah Experience, a big cat centre that was founded in 2006 with the long-term goal of breeding cheetahs.

Pardus is very enthusiastic about people. Here’s what happens when Pardus notices his favorite zoo keeper is visiting.

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Her name is Juhi Agrawal and she works for Cheetah Experience. They have Cheetahs, Lions, Leopards and other animals and Juhi has been able to work closely with them all.

Three notes:

1. The Cheetah Experience is located in South Africa, and is devoted to saving endangered species of cats.

2. The “black leopard” is simply a genetic mutation in the regular leopard, Panthera pardus (clearly the source of the name of the loving leopard shown above).  The black mutation is recessive, meaning that the cat needs two copies to show the color variation. (The…

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10 Amazing Bets You Will Always Win – NEW (Ep 11)

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How a solar storm two years ago nearly caused a catastrophe on Earth – The Washington Post

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/07/23/how-a-solar-storm-nearly-destroyed-life-as-we-know-it-two-years-ago/

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“Film Noir”: The Elusive Genre – The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/film-noir-elusive-genre-2?utm_source=tny&utm_campaign=generalsocial&utm_medium=facebook&mbid=social_facebook

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The unbelievable life and death of Michael C. Ruppert | The Verge

http://mobile.theverge.com/2014/7/22/5881501/the-unbelievable-life-and-death-of-michael-c-ruppert

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NBA Total Recall: LeBron’s mighty mind – ESPN

http://m.espn.go.com/nba/story?storyId=11067098&src=desktop&rand=ref~%7B%22ref%22%3A%22http%3A%2F%2Flongform.org%2F%22%7D

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The New Face of Hunger – National Geographic

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/hunger/?src=longreads#

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Lisa Elmaleh’s Folk Portraits – The New Yorker

Lisa Elmaleh’s Folk Portraits – The New Yorker.

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Royal Baby’s First Year Widely Considered Disappointing

Royal Baby’s First Year Widely Considered Disappointing.

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▶ Kayak levantado por ballena en Puerto Madryn – YouTube

▶ Kayak levantado por ballena en Puerto Madryn – YouTube.

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Things You Can’t Do When You’re Not A Cat | Videos We Heart | Watch NickMom Videos

Things You Can’t Do When You’re Not A Cat | Videos We Heart | Watch NickMom Videos.

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How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins | TED-Ed

How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins | TED-Ed.

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