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Trump v the NFL: the latest battle in a long war over sports, race and politics

Before the nation was introduced to Colin Kaepernick, a line of athletes embodied the struggle to overcome racial discrimination in American sports

Source: Trump v the NFL: the latest battle in a long war over sports, race and politics | Sport | The Guardian

The opioid epidemic: How Congress and drug company lobbyists worked to neutralize the DEA

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How Thrift Stores Were Born

Clothing rack at a second hand store. Shot indoors with a fast 50mm lens.

Source: How Thrift Stores Were Born | JSTOR Daily

10 Greatest Native American Chiefs And Leaders

If you live in the the United States (and even if you don’t) you’ve probably heard about a number of the country’s prominent historical figures. But what a

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Trump’s alternative reality

President Trump “goes there, on just about every topic imaginable,” as NBC’s Brian Williams put it, during a pair of Q&As, two hours apart yesterday — one in the Cabinet Room and one with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Rose Garden.

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Health Officials Defining Life As ‘Beginning at Conception’

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Berenice Abbott’s New York Stores (1930s)

Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991) was an American photographer renowned for her black-and-white photography of New York City in the 1930s. Her pictures of New York stores, street vendors and bars formed part of Changing New York, her project sponsored by the Federal Art Project (FAP) in the 1930s.

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Bowe Bergdahl and our “so-it-goes” system of military justice

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Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds

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Xapo’s Swiss mountain bitcoin vault in photos

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Gravitational Wave Astronomers Hit Mother Lode

Spacetime ripples from a stellar cataclysm in a distant galaxy help explain the cosmic origins of gold, and chart the course for a new age of “multi-messenger” astronomy

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The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency. You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family?

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LIGO announcement vaults astronomy out of its silent movie era into the talkies

Whales and dolphins lead ‘human-like lives’ thanks to big brains, says study

The cultural brain hypothesis of human development could also explain cetaceans forming friendships – and even gossiping

Source: Whales and dolphins lead ‘human-like lives’ thanks to big brains, says study | Science | The Guardian

Three Lessons I Learned From Charlottesville

In the aftermath of racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, an anthropologist offers insights to other communities that might face similar challenges.

Source: Three Lessons I Learned From Charlottesville – SAPIENS

Why the trial by ordeal was actually an effective test of guilt

Source: Why the trial by ordeal was actually an effective test of guilt | Aeon Ideas

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s massive Wi-Fi hacking attack

Source: Here’s everything you need to know about today’s massive Wi-Fi hacking attack – ScienceAlert

Polyamory, bondage and feminism: the film that tells Wonder Woman’s story

Behind the scenes of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, a drama that tells the remarkable true story behind the creation of a groundbreaking superhero

Source: Polyamory, bondage and feminism: the film that tells Wonder Woman’s story | Film | The Guardian

How to Build Self-Conscious Artificial Intelligence

The Coolest Thing in the Universe

The universe is full of some very cool stuff: neutron stars that weigh a ton a teaspoon; supermassive black holes that grip even light in their iron fists; infinitesimal neutrinos that stream right through solid steel; all the bizarre flora and fauna found right here on planet Earth.

It might be the ultimate in egoism, but of all the known things in the universe, the most amazing is surely the lump of goo inside our skulls. That lump of goo knows about neutron stars, black holes, neutrinos, and a middling number of the flora and fauna here on planet Earth. It even knows (a little) about itself.

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One of the world’s oldest products faces the digital future

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 20  Stunning Works of Street Art

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Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

Source: Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability | TechCrunch

Stanford researchers built ‘gaydar’ for photos with facial recognition

Facial recognition technology may be able to guess more about us than we’re comfortable sharing.

Source: Stanford researchers built ‘gaydar’ for photos with facial recognition – Business Insider

The Power of Letting Go

If you can commit to less, you can create opportunities for the things you’ve really been meaning to do.

Source: The Power of Letting Go – Mindful

I went through hell as a sex addict

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Can A Huge One Million Year Old, Man Made Underground Complex Rewrite History?

Source: Can A Huge One Million Year Old, Man Made Underground Complex Rewrite History? – Voleum

The JFK Document Dump Could Be a Fiasco

Later this month, the National Archives is set to release thousands of documents about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. It’s likely to fuel conspiracy theorists for years.

Source: The JFK Document Dump Could Be a Fiasco – POLITICO Magazine

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The Shirk Report – Volume 443

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

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A nine-year collaboration has just shown how sugar exacerbates cancer

Source: A nine-year collaboration has just shown how sugar exacerbates cancer – ScienceAlert

California Blazes Are Part Of A Larger And Hotter Picture, Fire Researchers Say

The wildfires in California’s wine country are coming in the midst of a near-record fire season nationwide. Researchers say a warming climate is a factor.

Source: California Blazes Are Part Of A Larger And Hotter Picture, Fire Researchers Say : The Two-Way : NPR

The Bird-Catching Pisonia Trees

Black Noddy Terns Nesting in Pisonia Trees at Lady Musgrave Island Queensland Australia

Trees of the genus Pisonia are not your average tree.

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11 Mysteries of Famous Icons That 90% of People Don’t Know About

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Trump Acting Solo: What You Need To Know About Changes To The Health Law

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In downtown Dallas, a crowd of 5,000 watched this black man get lynched—and they took souvenirs

Allen Brooks was dragged from the courtroom by an angry mob

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When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught.

Source: When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class : NPR Ed : NPR

10 Dark Facts About America’s First Modern Mass Shooting

Mass shootings are a fact of life in the United States. In the first two months of 2016 alone, there were two major ones in Hesston, Kansas, and in Kalamaz

Source: 10 Dark Facts About America’s First Modern Mass Shooting – Listverse

The Fragile State of the Midwest’s Public Universities

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Brain game: the freaky factor of artificial intelligence

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16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around

“Smells are particles of things on your nose.”

Source: 16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around | Irish Examiner