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Bill Nye: The Science Guy - Episode Guide - TV.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Science

From www.tv.com

What is the difference between a lake and a pond? Where does the water in a lake or pond come from? What happens when a lake overflows? How do lakes and ponds support a myriad of lifeforms? Bill Nye the Science Guy answers these questions and many more.

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Ashura 2014: Dates, Rituals And History Explained (PHOTOS)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Religion

From www.huffingtonpost.com

Ashura, an optional fast day for Muslims that commemorates different things for Sunnis and Shiites, falls on Nov. 2-3, 2014. The word itself, ashura, means 10, and the holiday is the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram.

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How to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: World

From www.theguardian.com

Before you dive below the line to scoff at the cheek of publishing a recipe for something as basic as a simple cheese toastie, consider this. Any idiot with a frying pan can make a grilled cheese sandwich -- but how many are worthy of the enormous calorie load they pack? This is one recipe that deserves to be perfect; after all, if you eat too many of the things, life really will be too short to bother with a bad cheese sandwich.

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How are Japanese schools different from America’s?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Education

From tokyo5.wordpress.com

The only experience I have with the American public school system is when I was a student in the ’70s – ’80s in West-central Florida. But I’m sure Florida’s public schools aren’t too different from schools in other parts of America.

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Non-Lethal Weapons Program > About > Frequently Asked Questions > Active Denial System FAQs

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Military

From jnlwp.defense.gov

Q1. Why do we need this technology? A1.The Active Denial System is needed because it’s the first non-lethal, directed-energy, counter-personnel system with an extended range greater than currently fielded non-lethal weapons.

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The 2014 electorate wasn’t just older and whiter than 2012. It also voted more Republican. - The Washington Post

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Politics

From www.washingtonpost.com

Based on preliminary exit poll data Tuesday night, we were able to say with some certainty how the 2014 electorate compared with 2012 and 2010. In short: It had more white, older voters --the sort of voters more likely to vote Republican.

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Water fowl evolution

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Science

From news.yale.edu

A team of biologists at Yale University and the University of Sheffield discovered anatomical details about the female reproductive tract in waterfowl that indicate that male and female anatomy have co-evolved in a “sexual arms race.”

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Charts Show The Political Bias Of Each Profession - Business Insider

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Behavior

From www.businessinsider.com

Crowdpac, a non-partisan firm dedicated to political data analysis, used federal campaign contribution records dating back to 1980 in order toestimate where various officials and donors fall on the political spectrum.

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Dyscalculia: Number games : Nature News & Comment

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Mathematics

From www.nature.com

In the mid-1980s, Paul Moorcraft, then a war correspondent, journeyed with a film crew into Afghanistan to produce a documentary about the fifth anniversary of the Soviet invasion. The trip took them behind Soviet lines.

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Academics try to get North and South Korea to speak same language

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: World

From www.scmp.com

Korea has been a single political entity controlling over Korean Peninsula until the end of World War II, when Soviet Union and United States each occupied northern and southern halves respectively. The division further leads to founding of today’s North Korea and South Korea.

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Why Innocent People Plead Guilty by Jed S. Rakoff

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Behavior

From www.nybooks.com

The criminal justice system in the United States today bears little relationship to what the Founding Fathers contemplated, what the movies and television portray, or what the average American believes.

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Burgers Are Getting Better and More Popular in Germany - SPIEGEL ONLINE

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Food

From www.spiegel.de

It was at Kottbusser Tor, in the heart of the Berlin district of Kreuzberg, that Ali Cengiz witnessed the horror. Behind a food-stall counter, he spied a tower of burger buns, all crammed into a narrow plastic bag.

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Seeking a Climate Change - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: World

From chronicle.com

Last year, as the summer heat broke, a congregation of climate scientists and communicators gathered at the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a granite edifice erected in the heart of Washington, to wail over their collective futility.

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Young Adults Flirt With Faith

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Religion

From beijingtoday.com.cn

It’s odd to imagine that Jesus is more discussed than historic leaders, but Weibo chatter suggests precisely that. An infographic published by Foreign Policy last month showed that discussion about Christian terms is several times more common than similar political phrases.

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Robert Wade Organised Hypocrisy on a Monumental Scale LRB 24 October 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: World

From www.lrb.co.uk

First, some figures. In the combined territory of Israel plus Palestine, the population of Israeli Jews is just over six million, of whom about half a million live in East Jerusalem or settlements in the West Bank.

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Ashura – An Important Day for All Muslims

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Category: Religion

From www.patheos.com

It’s the Ashura today (or ninth of Muharram, depending on what version of the Islamic calendar you follow). By way of a quick history, Ashura, which falls on the 10th of Muharram (the first month in the Muslim lunar calendar), is a significant day for all Muslims, but is marked as a major religious occasion for Shi’a Muslims.

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