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Bill Withers – Lean On Me.

Armageddon – Wayne Shorter.

On Shitposting, the Banal Trolling Taking Over the Internet

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Eddie Adams’s Bigger Than The Fram book’s stunning photos

The photojournalism of Pulitzer Prize-winner Eddie Adams is showcased in the new book ‘Eddie Adams: Bigger Than The Frame’, published by the University of Texas Press.

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Workers in These Five Industries Will Be the First to Lose Their Jobs to Automation

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PATERSON (2016) on iTunes and Amazon. Adam Driver is Paterson, a bus driver in Paterson, N.J., who composes poetry in his head while guiding his coach through that mill town’s congested streets. There are two central characters — Golshifteh Farahani plays Laura, Paterson’s eccentric wife and muse — in Jim Jarmusch’s meditation on poetry both on the page and in life

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When a black fighter won ‘the fight of the century,’ race riots erupted across America

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Research suggests amygdala neural circuits drive pleasure-inducing behavior

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Here’s What Might Happen If We Finally Decide To Leave Earth Behind

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Moroccan Wall: The Longest Minefield in The World

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9 TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE YOU SHOULD KNOW

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The ‘Tick Apocalypse’ Is Coming, And It’s Bringing These 6 Disease

It’s going to be even harder to avoid the little buggers this year.

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110 Happiness Quotes That Will Make You Smile Instantly

110 happiness quotes to inspire you and make your life better.

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Children of Mrs. Bodray’s daughter in their shack near Tipler, Wisconsin. A sheet separates the front part of their one-room shack from the rearPhotographerRussell Lee

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Unique statue of King Tut’s grandmother unearthed at Amenhotep III mortuary temple

The Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project had made yet another exciting discovery.

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anti aging remedies

Scientists may have cracked the code to “staying young.”

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17 Life Lessons From Edward Gibbon’s “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”

Just read (some) of Edward Gibbon’s “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” via passages. Here are some takeaway points, and life lessons I learned:

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Portland’s Love Affair With Its Special Water Fountains

Benson Bubblers are unique to the Oregon city, and it won’t let anyone else have them.

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We’re About to Enter a New Era in Parkinson’s Disease Treatments

Before we get to the therapeutic stuff, here is a reminder of the main problem people with Parkinson’s disease face.

Researchers are reasonably sure that the accumulation of a protein called alpha-synuclein is responsible for neurons dying in people with PD. However, there are two competing theories as to how it builds up and spreads, the threshold theory and the ascending theory (also called the prion hypothesis). The ascending theory states that alpha-synuclein spreads from cell to cell, ‘infecting’ cells as the protein moves up through the brain. The threshold theory recently put forward by Dr. Ole Isacson and Dr. Simone Engelender, proposes that alpha-synuclein builds up independently in each affected cell.

Source: We’re About to Enter a New Era in Parkinson’s Disease Treatments

Hard Data Shows This Soft Skill Will Make You 35 Percent More Persuasive

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Hyperrealistic Sculptures Blur the Line Between Clay and Flesh

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Emotional intelligence and how emotions are ‘made’

Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett is changing the way we think about our emotions

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Ancient Rock Carvings Depicting Masked People Discovered in Egypt

Newly discovered rock carvings depicting an ostrich hunter and a person in an ostrich mask have been found in Egypt.

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Archaeologists find a long lost Welsh village after centuries buried under the sand

Anglesey is the site of a major discovery

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20 Common Myths That Climate Scientists Often Hear

Over the past few weeks I casually asked several climate-informed colleagues what questions, claims, or myths do they hear most often from friends, family, or random people. I call these “zombie” theories because they have often been refuted but live on in social media, other outlets, and so forth. Here are the top 20 that emerged.

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This Is No Joke Un Elects Saudi Arabia To Womens Rights Commission

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Scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging

Source: Scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging

Passing Through a Canal

Passing Through a Canal

Does Power Really Corrupt?

At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama told the crowd, “Being president doesn’t change who you are. It reveals…

Source: Does Power Really Corrupt?

Philosophy can teach children what Google can’t…and Ireland knows it


Ireland’s president Michael D Higgins: ‘The teaching of philosophy is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal to empower children.’ Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

At the controls of driverless cars, on the end of the telephone when you call your bank or favourite retailer: we all know the robots are coming, and in many cases are already here.

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Scikon is a science news aggregator website, collecting news and top stories from select sources.

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The Man Who Pulled the First Houdini

Source: The Man Who Pulled the First Houdini | JSTOR Daily

[repost] The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids

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Q&A with Bill Flanagan | The Official Bob Dylan Site

This is your third album of standards in a row – Shadows in the Night was a big surprise and a really nice one. Fallen Angels was a sweet encore. Now you really upped the ante. Did you feel after the first two, you had unfinished business?
—-I did when I realized there was more to it than I thought, that both of those records together only were part of the picture, so we went ahead and did these.
—-Why did you decide to release three discs of music at once?

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The Academy’s Assault on Intellectual Diversity

Open society ends at the campus gates. Watch what you say — and what you think.

Source: The Academy’s Assault on Intellectual Diversity – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The beautiful theatre in the heart of the Amazon rainforest

The city of Manaus is home to a remarkable cultural monument: a majestic 19th Century opera house that brought the grandeur of Europe to Brazil. Benjamin Ramm steps inside.

Source: BBC – Culture – The beautiful theatre in the heart of the Amazon rainforest

Skating through an Abandoned Psych Ward (with a Hidden Bowling Alley)

Some of us like to poke around forgotten places to document and explore, some of us feel an insatiable need to revisit the past and some of us, just need a place to skate. The folks at Jenkem mag sent skater Rob Miceli and fellow skater/ filmographer Sean Colello down to an abandoned psychiatric hos

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The Artist Who Unlocked King Tutankhamun’s Tomb And Revealed A London Underground Of Wonders (1928) |

Douglas MacPherson’s wonderful cut-away for the London Underground.

Source: The Artist Who Unlocked King Tutankhamun’s Tomb And Revealed A London Underground Of Wonders (1928) |

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What the Underground of a Gas Station Looks Like

Reddit user planetmaster recently snapped this pic of a gas station under construction in Greenville, Texas

Source: What the Underground of a Gas Station Looks Like «TwistedSifter

MITP on Nautilus: Common Sense, the Turing Test, and the Quest for Real AI

Source: MITP on Nautilus: Common Sense, the Turing Test, and the Quest for Real AI

Evidence that an ancient Pueblo site was built out of “golden rectangles”

Source: Evidence that an ancient Pueblo site was built out of “golden rectangles” | Ars Technica

New powerful telescopes allow direct imaging of nascent galaxies 12 billion light years away

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Vegan eating isn’t as environmentally friendly or sustainable as you think

The moral high ground of food just shifted a little bit.

Using biophysical simulation models to compare 10 eating patterns, researchers found that eating fewer animal products will increase the number of people that can be supported by existing farmland. But as it turns out, eliminating animal products altogether isn’t the best way to maximize sustainable land use. Their work was published in Elementa, a journal on the science of the anthropocene.

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Thousands of Klansmen gather in August 1921 for an initiation ceremony

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A Match Made in Greek Legend: What Happened When Heracles Met the Snake Woman?

While completing his Twelve Labors, the Greek hero Heracles (a.k.a. Hercules) got up to tons of mischief—and that included bedding a lot of women. In the process, he fathered a whole host of legendary sons, called the Heracleidae, from whom many clans across the Mediterranean claimed descent.

Source: A Match Made in Greek Legend: What Happened When Heracles Met the Snake Woman? | Ancient Origins

Mrs. Hallett and Mrs. Weber with their children, Tompkins County, New YorkPhotographerArthur RothsteinCreatedSeptember 1937

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