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Life-sparking ‘wet asteroid’ debris found orbiting white dwarf

Posted on October 12 2013 by secret santa

Life-sparking ‘wet asteroid’ debris found orbiting white dwarf

Scientists have detected the first ever water-heavy asteroid - of the kind that is thought to have brought water to Earth - outside our solar system. The discovery reinforces astronomers' belief ...

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Experience the haunting and beautiful music of seizures

Posted on October 12 2013 by secret santa

Experience the haunting and beautiful music of seizures

Two Stanford scientists - music researcher Chris Chafe and neurologist Josef Parvizi - have collaborated to build a device they've dubbed a "Brain Stethoscope," which translates human neural signals

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Oops: Azerbaijan released election results before voting had even started

Posted on October 12 2013 by secret santa

Oops: Azerbaijan released election results before voting had even started

Azerbaijan's big presidential election, held on Wednesday, was anticipated to be neither free nor fair. President Ilham Aliyev, who took over from his father 10 years ago, has stepped up ...

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URUGUAY SETS LOW PRICE for MARIJUANA at $2.50 per GRAM

Posted on September 2 2013 by secret santa

URUGUAY SETS LOW PRICE for MARIJUANA at $2.50 per GRAM

"Uruguay, which recently passed legislation to legalize marijuana, has set the price at $2.50 per gram to undermine the black market. The senate is expected to pass the bill which sets this price to be later signed into law by legalization proponent,...

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Currency Spikes at 4 P.M. in London Provide Rigging Clues

Posted on September 2 2013 by secret santa

 Currency Spikes at 4 P.M. in London Provide Rigging Clues

"The same pattern -- a sudden surge minutes before 4 p.m. in London on the last trading day of the month, followed by a quick reversal -- occurred 31 percent of the time across 14 currency pairs over two years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg....

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Scientist controls colleague's hand in first human brain-to-brain interface

Posted on August 29 2013 by secret santa

Scientist controls colleague's hand in first human brain-to-brain interface

"University of Washington scientists Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco claim that they are the first to demonstrate human brain-to-brain communication. Rao sent a signal into a Stocco's brain via the Internet that caused him to move his right hand. Brain-to-brain...

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This Black, Gay, Badass Pacifist Mastermind of the March on Washington Is Finally Getting His Due

Posted on August 29 2013 by secret santa

This Black, Gay, Badass Pacifist Mastermind of the March on Washington Is Finally Getting His Due

"Bayard Rustin was for years one of the least known and celebrated major players in the civil rights movement. Now Martin Luther King Jr.'s trusted adviser—the black, gay,"badass" pacifist who organized the March on Washington—is finally getting his due...

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Those Condemning Syria Have Used Chemical Weapons Themselves

Posted on August 28 2013 by secret santa

Those Condemning Syria Have Used Chemical Weapons Themselves

What does this say about America? Not that Americans are "terrible people," as one commenter put it, or that President Reagan and the folks in his administration were terrible people. The lesson to Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used...

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Map of Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979

Posted on August 27 2013 by secret santa

Map of Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979

"This is what data from a world in turmoil looks like. The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) tracks news reports and codes them for 58 fields, from where an incident took place to what sort of event it was (these maps look at protests,...

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The Best Map Ever Made of America’s Racial Segregation

Posted on August 27 2013 by secret santa

The Best Map Ever Made of America’s Racial Segregation

http://www.wired.com/design/2013/08/how-segregated-is-your-city-this-eye-opening-map-shows-you/ "This map, created by Dustin Cable at University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, is the most comprehensive representation of racial...

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