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US judge agrees with chess24 on chess moves

Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: Sports

From chess24.com

A US federal court has ruled that "robust reporting" of chess moves during play is in the public interest. The ruling, published on 22 November, explained why the attempt by World Chess

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Ur-Fascism | by Umberto Eco

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Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: History

From www.nybooks.com

|In 1942, at the age of ten, I received the First Provincial Award of Ludi Juveniles (a voluntary, compulsory competition for young Italian Fascists--that is, for every young Italian). I elaborated with rhetorical skill on the subject "Should we die for the glory of Mussolini and the immortal destiny of Italy?" My answer was positive.

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The Case Against Leaf Blowers

Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: Behavior

From www.citylab.com

Hell is other people, with leaf blowers. A bunch of neighbors were sitting around the other night, talking yard work, and the conversation returned to a frequent target: a certain ex-neighbor, now long gone, who was unduly fond of his leaf blower.

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Making a Man of the Mad Monk

Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: History

From lareviewofbooks.org

NOVEMBER 23, 2016 IN A SMALL CEMETERY in the Pico-Union district of Los Angeles, some five miles from the humble two-story Craftsman home in Silver Lake where she had spent the last years of her life, an obscure Russian emigre rests in eternal peace.

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Interesting Facts | Australian Koala Foundation

Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: World

From www.savethekoala.com

|Students: you can read our FAQ section here, or use our search function up the top to search for specific info! † †

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I AM IMMORTAL - Trezzi - 2016 - Economic Inquiry

Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: Economics

From onlinelibrary.wiley.com

I am grateful to Tommaso Trezzi for teaching me Electrocardiography101 and to Valentina Imelli who will hopefully remain on my side forever. I am also extremely grateful to Andrew Chang, Laura Feiveson, and Sarena Goodman for supporting me throughout the entire process--my eternal existence--especially given their limited lifespans.

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House GOP Business-Tax Plan Upends U.S. Policy, Bares Corporate Fault Lines

Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: Politics

From www.wsj.com

WASHINGTON--Fault lines inside the corporate world are emerging over a†proposed†rewrite of the U.S. tax code, pitting†importers against exporters. At the heart of the fight is†a Republican plan in Congress that would impose corporate taxes on imports†while eliminating them from exports,†a move that would upend decades of tax policy.

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Drug Testing Expert Was High For Eight Years

Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: Crime

From news.sky.com

A former chemist who tested drugs for Massachusetts police departments in thousands of court cases was high almost every day she went to work for eight years, investigators have said. Sonja Farak, who worked for an Amherst laboratory which tested drug samples for police, was on methamphetamines, ketamine, cocaine, LSD and other drugs during most of her time there, even when she testified in court, according to a report.

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Daylight saving time can decrease the frequency of wildlife--vehicle collisions

Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: World

From rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org

Abstract Daylight saving time (DST) could reduce collisions with wildlife by changing the timing of commuter traffic relative to the behaviour of nocturnal animals. To test this idea, we tracked wild koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in southeast Queensland, where koalas have declined by 80% in the last 20 years, and compared their movements with traffic patterns along roads where they are often killed.

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Researchers seek definition of head-trauma disorder : Nature News & Comment

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Health

From www.nature.com

Dave Duerson suspected that something was wrong with his brain. By 2011, 18 years after the former American football player had retired from the Phoenix Cardinals, he experienced frequent headaches, memory problems and an increasingly short temper.

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