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Negative obesity stigma lingers even after women shed pounds - HealthPop - CBS News

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Category: Society

From www.cbsnews.com

A recently published study in the journal Obesity showed that people judged thin women differently if they knew about their weight history. Those that were fatter in the past were seen as less attractive than those who had always been thin.

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Museum of Endangered Sounds preserves obsolete tech noises (Wired UK)

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Category: Odd

From www.wired.co.uk

Brendan Chilcutt has created the online "museum" in early 2012 to preserve the sounds made famous by his favourite old devices, such as the "textured rattle and hum of a VHS tape being sucked into the womb of a 1983 JVC HR-7100 VCR" (ah, yes).

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Inkfish: Flowers Use Velcro Cells to Keep Bees from Blowing Away

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Category: Science

From inkfish.fieldofscience.com

When a pollinator is at your front steps about to come in for a drink of nectar, you′d be foolish to let a gust of wind blow her away. That′s why most flowers have installed velcro doormats.

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Earth took ten million years to recover from Permian-Triassic extinction (Wired UK)

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Category: Science

From www.wired.co.uk

nly one in ten species of plant and animal survived the largest-known, most-catastrophic die-off of life on Earth, which is thought to have been the only mass extinction event to have significantly affected insects.

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Olympic icons MikeMarqusee.com

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Category: World

From www.mikemarqusee.com

An icon is a representation that is more than a representation, an image that contains a power beyond itself. It’s not merely familiar or typical (or self-referential). It’s not a triumph of image over reality; it’s a deeper connection between image and reality, in which the former draws power from the latter.

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Why Obama’s Senior Strategists Think He’ll Beat Mitt Romney -- New York Magazine

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Category: Politics

From nymag.com

For Obama & Co., this time around it’s all about fear.

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Chess Knightmare and Turing’s Dream « Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Category: Games

From rjlipton.wordpress.com

Computers themselves play few draws against each other, and show a degree of human-appreciable inventiveness that Alan Turing could only have dreamed about.

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