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Ray Bradbury, Master of Science Fiction, Dies at 91 - NYTimes.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Obituaries

From www.nytimes.com

By many estimations Mr. Bradbury was the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream. His name would appear near the top of any list of major science-fiction writers of the 20th century, beside those of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C.

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The Black Beauty Standard Clutch Magazine

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Society

From www.clutchmagonline.com

One undercurrent to the recent hyper-focus on black women’s bodies has been the idea that while the majority culture has strict beauty standards, black folks just don’t give a damn.

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Why Hate the Catcopter? Drones Are the Real Flying Death Motherboard

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Odd

From motherboard.vice.com

It′s a drone copter made from a stuffed cat. Seriously. First the internet was full of cats. Now the skys.

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First flight for hydrogen fuelled Phantom Eye sUAS News

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Engineering

From www.suasnews.com

Boeing′s Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA′s Dryden Flight Research Center

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BBC News - Supervolcanoes ′can grow in just hundreds of years′

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Science

From www.bbc.co.uk

Eruptions on this scale could release enough ash to influence the global weather for years, and one theory holds that the Lake Toba eruption in Indonesia about 70,000 years ago had long-term effects that nearly wiped out humans altogether.

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For an Isolated Tribe, Time Follows the Terrain, and the Future is Uphill 80beats Discover Magazine

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Behavior

From blogs.discovermagazine.com

wherever they were, the Yupno tended to gesture downhill, towards the mouth of a particular river, when talking about the past, and uphill, towards the river’s source, when referencing the future.

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Patrick Cockburn: Why war is marching on the road to Damascus - Commentators - Opinion - The Independent

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: World

From www.independent.co.uk

Damascus feels like a city expecting the worst to happen and seeing no way to avoid it. War is spreading across the country and is unlikely to spare the capital. Rebels speak of stepping up attacks in the city and could easily do so in the next few weeks.

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One console to rule them all - Hack a Day

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

"Unity"(originally Dubbed Alpha Omega), this will be a single unit that can play games from 20 different console systems.

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Dave Lauer: It Ain′t Rocket Surgery: The Skewed Incentives and Dangerous Consequences of High-Frequency Trading

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Finance

From www.huffingtonpost.com

The most successful quants make huge amounts of money -- annual bonuses in the millions of dollars. Quants who have proven themselves successful (or who just sound really smart and interview really well) can command base salaries very similar to top neurosurgeons, and without the 15 to 20 years it takes to advance in said profession.

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New Statesman - The left should love the Queen

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.newstatesman.com

British Republicanism is probably the least successful democratic project of this lifetime, advancing not a single inch during the Queen’s reign.

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How Boaz Weinstein and Hedge Funds Outsmarted JPMorgan - NYTimes.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Category: Business

From www.nytimes.com

Boaz Weinstein didn’t know it, but he had just hooked the London Whale. It was last November, and Mr. Weinstein, a wunderkind of the New York hedge fund world, had spied something strange across the Atlantic.

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