Monthly Archives: October 2013

How religions—and the U.S. government—let children die

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
I’ve been reading an enlightening but disturbing book:  When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law, by Shawn Francis Peters, which details how children of some religious parents are left to suffer…

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NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say – The Washington Post

NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say – The Washington Post.

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Kentucky’s Senators Versus Kentuckians – NYTimes.com

Kentucky’s Senators Versus Kentuckians – NYTimes.com.

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Make ’Em Pay – NYTimes.com

Make ’Em Pay – NYTimes.com.

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Women’s Rights

7 Ridiculous Restrictions On Women’s Rights Around The World 7 Ridiculous Restrictions On Women’s Rights Around The World According to one measurement, there are actually several countries that rank lower on women;s rights than Saudi Arabia. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/27/7-ridiculous-restrictions-on-womens-rights-around-the-world/

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Illegal Gold Mining in the Amazon

Illegal Gold Is Destroying The Amazon Illegal Gold Is Destroying The Amazon Gold has long been synonymous with wealth and prosperity, but the shiny precious metal has taken on a far darker shade in Peru. http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/28/5023638/peru-illegal-gold-mines-destroy-amazon-rainforest-study-carnegie-institution

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Oarfish

18-Foot Oarfish Found Off Catalina Is Filled With Tapeworms 18-Foot Oarfish Found Off Catalina Is Filled With Tapeworms Scientists who cut open the rare 18-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Catalina a few weeks ago made an interesting discovery: the … Continue reading

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Is Glenn Greenwald the Future of News? – NYTimes.com

Is Glenn Greenwald the Future of News? – NYTimes.com.

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I Met A Convicted Serial Killer, And He Made Me Feel More Loved Than Anyone Else In My Life | Thought Catalog

I Met A Convicted Serial Killer, And He Made Me Feel More Loved Than Anyone Else In My Life | Thought Catalog.

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“I have this disease”: Feynman on curiosity and the wonders of life

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
This is about as good a statement of what motivates scientists as I’ve ever heard. It’s by Feynman, of course, but, unlike some science popularizers who seem to deliberately overdo the “wonder” stuff,…

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Rude Awakening | 5280

Rude Awakening | 5280.

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The deceptive legacy of Lou Reed – Salon.com

The deceptive legacy of Lou Reed – Salon.com.

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Ohio State band does the Hollywood blockbusters

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This wonderful video of the Ohio State University marching band performing at halftime of OSU’s game with Penn State was made just last Saturday, but already has over four million views on YouTube.…

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31 Days of Halloween: Day 28 – Waiting for Houdini to Escape from Death | Atlas Obscura

31 Days of Halloween: Day 28 – Waiting for Houdini to Escape from Death | Atlas Obscura.

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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Uncertain Biological Basis of Morality – Atlantic Mobile

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Uncertain Biological Basis of Morality – Atlantic Mobile.

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The Death Penalty

The End Of The Death Penalty The End Of The Death Penalty States are running out of the drugs they rely on to carry out death sentences as alternatives for how to secure them quickly diminish. And no one wants … Continue reading

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Parasites

One Of The Strangest Parasites Ever Recorded In An Animal One Of The Strangest Parasites Ever Recorded In An Animal It was a huge animal, nearly 900lbs, and during necropsy, as they say in the paper, they “were astonished to … Continue reading

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Lost World

‘Lost World’ Discovered In Remote Australia ‘Lost World’ Discovered In Remote Australia An expedition to a remote part of northern Australia has uncovered three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years, with scientists Monday calling the area a “lost … Continue reading

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New York Underground: A Centuries-Old Underworld of Caverns, Squatters, and Unmarked Doors | Vanity Fair

New York Underground: A Centuries-Old Underworld of Caverns, Squatters, and Unmarked Doors | Vanity Fair.

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Review: Tesla Motors all-electric Model S is fast—but is it a good car? | Ars Technica

Review: Tesla Motors all-electric Model S is fast—but is it a good car? | Ars Technica.

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‘It’s easier to change a body than to change a mind’: The extraordinary life and lonely death of Roberta Cowell – Profiles – People – The Independent

‘It’s easier to change a body than to change a mind’: The extraordinary life and lonely death of Roberta Cowell – Profiles – People – The Independent.

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Adam Gopnik: The Assassination of J.F.K., Fifty Years Later : The New Yorker

Adam Gopnik: The Assassination of J.F.K., Fifty Years Later : The New Yorker.

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Al Kooper

Al Kooper at Space Transcendent

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Woolston-Wolf Delisting.pdf

Woolston-Wolf Delisting.pdf

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Eat Your Heart Out Americans: 10 Remarkable Facts You Didn’t Know About Australia | Alternet

Eat Your Heart Out Americans: 10 Remarkable Facts You Didn’t Know About Australia | Alternet.

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