The powerful thing that divides Britain also divides America


The disagreements stem from fundamental differences in demographics, economics and realities.

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 Barry Blitt’s “Silly Walk Off a Cliff”


“I was stunned when I heard the news this morning,” Blitt says of the Brexit decision, which inspired his cover for the upcoming issue of The New Yorker.

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The Hottest Soccer Girls From Euro 2016

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BREXIT: a film about leaving the EU…and why

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Guns and the Big Business of Carnage


Who benefits from the endless cycles of sadness, anger, and partisanship that follow mass shootings in America? Just follow the money.

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All-Brexit Significant Digits For Friday, June 24, 2016


You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Britain has voted to exit the European Union, a news event so transformational that it’s taking over Significant Digits. Your regularly-scheduled, topically-omnivorous Significant Digits resumes Monday.

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How the Science of CRISPR Can Change Your Genes

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Behind the revolutionary new CRISPR technology

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The secret of taste: why we like what we like


How does a song we dislike at first hearing become a favourite? And when we try to look different, how come we end up looking like everyone else?

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Ain’t No Way: Aretha Franklin

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GOODSTUFFs CYBER WORLD


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The body as amusement park: a history of masturbation


Condemned, celebrated, shunned: masturbation has long been an uncomfortable fact of life. Why

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Darwin’s ‘true century’ was delayed until animal biographies illuminated social evolution

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Morning Cup of Links: The First Vampire Scare | Mental Floss


Get your day started with these great links!

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Electron-Eating Microbes Found In Odd Places


Scientists have figured out how microbes can suck energy from rocks. Such life-forms might be more widespread than anyone anticipated.

Massive study of Australia’s gun laws shows one thing: they work

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I Sculpt Miniature Food Out Of Clay


I love miniatures because it gives you a sense of being able to control a large part of the world in a small contained space. Food is especially dear to me since it’s universally relatable and there are so many different colors and textures to try to replicate. I’ve started to explore the less-palatable side of food by sculpting their stages of decomposition in my Decay in Miniature series.

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‘Love Hormone’ Gene May Be the Key to A Healthy Social Life


Lower activity of a specific gene may affect a person’s social behavior, scientists say.

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A promising anti-ageing drug is about to undergo human trials for the first time

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Crumbling Communist Murals the Soviets Left Behind


In the early nineties, well after the destruction of the Berlin Wall, did you know there were still over 300,000 Soviet soldiers in Eastern Germany? In 1991, there were still 4,200 Russian tanks, 690 aircrafts, 180 rocket systems and over 200,000 civil employees and relatives of officers, among them about 900,000 children. Until the final withdrawal…

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This US City’s Move to Divert Great Lakes Drinking Water Is Just the Beginning


It’s the first request of its kind. More will come.

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The Way Americans Eat Is Becoming More Divided


More people are eating healthier but the gap is widening between rich and the poor

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First human CRISPR trial given go-ahead: your questions answered


The first human trial involving the revolutionary CRISPR genome editing technique could start before the year is out. New Scientist explains what it involves

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Scientists have invented a mind-reading machine that visualises your thoughts

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Breaking the Rules and Sharing Scandals: The Shocking Story of Queen Marguerite


Margaret de Valois was a Queen of Navarre and France. She was also the main character of the famous novel Queen Margot by Alexander Dumas.

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La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils – Los Angeles, California


These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.

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We Buried the Disgraceful Truth by Steve Coll


Two and a half million American families, spread widely across the country, understand truths about the price of badly conceived wars that their political leaders and foreign policy theorists will not confront.

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This surprising activity is more dangerous than using your phone while driving


It’s a lot easier to get distracted and hence into a car accident than we think. And when we do make mistakes on the roads, we often blame the wrong things.

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How To Lock Down So Ransomware Doesn’t Lock You Out


Ransomware has mutated into many different forms – and it’s not always easy to catch them all, but here are some things you can do.

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5 Great Articles and Essays about Internet Linguistics


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Electron-Eating Microbes Found In Odd Places


Scientists have figured out how microbes can suck energy from rocks. Such life-forms might be more widespread than anyone anticipated.

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New discoveries on evolution can save endangered species

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Home Is Where the Fraud Is


At the height of the housing crisis, one woman’s bureaucratic odyssey to discover who really owns her home leads her to startling revelations about the housing market.

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Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley Dies: Obituary


RIP, sir.

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In College Turmoil, Signs of a Changed Relationship With Students


Student readiness to press for new rules and rituals reflects a growing sense that they are customers, and entitled to satisfaction.

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Tara Bogart’s A Modern Hair Study is a look at how young women express themselves.

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New Ways to Treat Pain Meet Resistance


For a number of reasons, alternatives to often-addictive painkillers are slow to be accepted, by insurers, doctors and patients.

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Wall Street is sitting on billions meant for American charities

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The latest Wall Street tactic could be siphoning money from America’s charities

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Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938

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The Dirt On Staying Healthy

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 Marilyn Monroe – Lovely Moments in Rare B&W Photos You Probably Have Never Seen Before

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