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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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St. Louis Archbishop Didn't Know Sex With Children Was a Crime - NBC News

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Crime

From www.nbcnews.com

The St. Louis archbishop embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal testified last month that he didn‚Ät know in the 1980s whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children, according to a court deposition released Monday.

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‚ÄėThe EU Is on the Verge of Collapse‚Ä‚Ä"An Interview by George Soros

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: World

From www.nybooks.com

George Soros: Yes. As you know, I have been critical of the chancellor in the past and I remain very critical of her austerity policy. But after Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked Ukraine, she became the leader of the European Union and therefore, indirectly, of the Free World.

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Making a Memory of Murder - Scientific American Blog Network

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Cime

From blogs.scientificamerican.com

The show begins with footage from a real criminal case, where a man named Steven Avery is released after spending 18 years in prison for a sex crime which he did not commit. Shortly after his release, Steven Avery finds himself in a new turmoil of accusations that implicate him in the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.

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Italian papers on genetically modified crops under investigation : Nature News & Comment

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Science

From www.nature.com

Papers that describe harmful effects to animals fed genetically modified (GM) crops are under scrutiny for alleged data manipulation. The leaked findings of an ongoing investigation at the University of Naples in Italy suggest that images in the papers may have been intentionally altered.

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H. Jon Benjamin, Voice Behind 'Bob's Burgers' & 'Archer,' Is Releasing a Jazz Album

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Entertainment

From www.billboard.com

H. Jon Benjamin is a comedian of many genres. He‚Äs the voice behind Bob‚Äs Burgers and Archer, made appearances in TV/film, and now he‚Äs about to release a jazz record titled Well, I Should Have‚Ķ*(learned to play piano).

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The cheque republic: money in a modern economy with no banks.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Economics

From bankunderground.co.uk

What happens when a country‚Äs banking system shuts down?¬† Just how damaging is it to the economy?¬† During the 20th century, the Republic of Ireland‚Äs banking system suffered industrial disputes, some of which caused the main banks to close for several months.

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Read the letter the FBI sent MLK to try to convince him to kill himself - Vox

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: History

From www.vox.com

"We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this Nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro and national security," FBI Domestic Intelligence Chief William Sullivan wrote in a memo two days later.

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How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick - Legal Nomads : Legal Nomads

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Food

From www.legalnomads.com

Growing up food was a necessity, not a pleasure. It comes as a surprise to people I’ve met on my travels, since my state of mind now is one of pure joy when learning about a new meal.¬†I remember telling a friend in 2002 that planning¬†around food seemed like an extraordinary waste of time.

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Bernie Sanders: The Quiet Revolt by Simon Head

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Politics

From www.nybooks.com

In 2003 I wrote in my The New Ruthless Economy that one of the great imponderables of the twenty-first century was how long it would take for the deteriorating economic circumstances of most Americans to become a dominant political issue.

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By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans, study says - The Washington Post

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: World

From www.washingtonpost.com

It coagulates into great floating ‚Äúgarbage patches‚ÄĚ that cover large swaths of the Pacific. It washes up on urban beaches and remote islands, tossed¬†about in the waves and transported across incredible distances before arriving, unwanted, back on land.

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Why boredom is anything but boring : Nature News & Comment

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Health

From www.nature.com

The recovery proved difficult. Paul had been a drummer, but even after a broken wrist had healed, drumming no longer made him happy. Over and over, Danckert remembers, Paul complained bitterly that he was just ‚Ä" bored.

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The Weak Spot in China's $3.3 Trillion Foreign Reserve Stockpile - Bloomberg Business

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Economics

From www.bloomberg.com

Compared with the amount of yuan sloshing around in the economy, a proxy for potential capital outflows, China‚Äs firepower seems limited. The dollar reserves account for 15.5 percent of M2, a broad measure of money in circulation.

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Guns And States

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: America

From slatestarcodex.com

[Epistemic status: I think I probably wrung the right conclusions out of this evidence, but this isn’t the only line of evidence bearing on the broader gun control issue and all I can say is what it’s consistent with.

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Hindbærsnitter

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Food

From mydanishkitchen.com

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Israeli parents wondered why school trips to Auschwitz cost so much. The answer may be price-fixing. - The Washington Post

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: World

From www.washingtonpost.com

For an Israeli schoolchild, a trip to Poland to see World War II Nazi death camps can be a vital part of their education about the history of the Jewish faith and the Israeli state. For parents, however, it can be an expensive burden.

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How many Calories does Fidgeting Burn? Fidgeting for Weight Loss

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Health

From www.fitnessblender.com

It seems that Fidgeters might have an advantage over the general population when it comes to fending off weight gain, thanks to their extra movements all throughout the day. Fidgeting burns a great deal of calories! Even the most avid gym fanatics who are otherwise sedentary wont burn as many calories as the individuals who tend to have constant and steady movement throughout all of their waking hours.

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Links 1/16: Link A Thief In The Night

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Odd

From slatestarcodex.com

Ancient Greek naval combat sometimes involved hurling snakes onto your enemies’ ships to cause panic and confusion. Sounds ilke a pretty good plan! The Samuel L. Jackson Award For Excellence In Vehicular Herpetology goes to Hannibal Barca, who had catapults which hurled entire pots full of venomous snakes onto the enemy deck.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Policy Standards and Procedures for the Use of Force in Counterterrorism Operations Outside the United States a

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: World

From www.whitehouse.gov

Since his first day in office, President Obama has been clear that the United States will use all available tools of national power to protect the American people from the terrorist threat posed by al-Qa’ida and its associated forces.

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Remarks of President Barack Obama ‚Ä" State of the Union Address As Delivered

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Politics

From www.whitehouse.gov

The White House is once again making the full text of the State of the Union widely available online. The text, as prepared for delivery, is also available on Medium and Facebook notes, continuing efforts to meet people where they are and make the speech as accessible as possible.

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Phase Contrast

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: History

From www.nikonsmallworld.com

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Differential Interference Contrast

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: History

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Obama Is a Republican

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: America

From www.theamericanconservative.com

Back in 2008, Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich wrote an article for this magazine making a conservative case for Barack Obama. While much of it was based on disgust with the warmongering and budgetary profligacy of the Republican Party under George W.

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Augustine

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: World

From www.laphamsquarterly.org

If a parricide is more wicked than anyone who commits homicide--because he kills not merely a man but a near relative--without doubt worse still is he who kills himself, because there is none nearer to a man than himself.†

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Doctrine and Covenants 129

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Technology

From www.lds.org

Attention:This site does not support the current version of your web browser. To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or install another Web Browser .

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LEGO.com About Us About the LEGO Group - The LEGO Group - The LEGO history - Timeline 1932 - 1939

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: World

From aboutus.lego.com

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, DUPLO, LEGENDS OF CHIMA, NINJAGO, MINDSTORMS and MIXELS are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. ©2014 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.

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1985-1986 Bill 3718 - South Carolina Legislature Online

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: Health

From www.scstatehouse.gov

Bill 3718 Current Status Bill Number: 3718 Ratification Number: 491 Act Number: 442 Introducing Body: House Subject: Require the Department of Agriculture to design and print decals which may be displayed wherever barbeque is sold View additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.

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Staff - Griffith University

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: World

From www.griffith.edu.au

Paul S.C. TaÁon FAHA FSA is Chair in Rock Art Research and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology in the School of Humanities, Griffith University, Queensland.† He also directs Griffith University’s PERAHU.

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Byron White

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: America

From jeremyturcotte.wordpress.com

In 1807 the supreme Court was increased to seven justices, in order to make an odd number. Thomas Jefferson filled this new seat with Thomas Todd (1765-1826), who took office on March 3 and stayed until his death.

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