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Extreme Weather

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Category: World

From ngm.nationalgeographic.com

There’s been a change in the weather. Extreme events like the Nashville flood—described by officials as a once-in-a-millennium occurrence—are happening more frequently than they used to. A month before Nashville, torrential downpours dumped 11 inches of rain on Rio de Janeiro in 24 hours, triggering mud slides that buried hundreds.

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Kentucky GOP Outraged Colleges Want Students to Know Things

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Category: America

From wonkette.com

Kentucky Republicans passed education legislation in 2009 that made it easier to compare the state’s students to other states. Now they’re very upset that the results came back Stupid. ACT, the state’s testing company, interviews professors to figure out the things most important to student readiness for college, which sounds like a smart thing to do.

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Sara Wheeler on Sex and Punishment by Eric Berkowitz

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Category: Sex

From literaryreview.co.uk

The supposed Enlightenment transition from religion to reason was patchy: in 1806 England hanged more sodomites than murderers, while fear of masturbation reached such a climax in Germany that men caught at it had their foreskins tied shut over their members and held fast with iron rings.

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The case of the growing one per cent Indians

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Category: World

From www.business-standard.com

Bhashar Seetharam and Varsha Das are a double-income-no-kids couple residing in Mumbai. The 29-year-old Seetharam is a consultant with a company, while 26-year-old Das is a public relations executive. Together, they bring home Rs 18 lakh in household income per year, which is Rs 1.

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