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Cornell ethics board did not pre-approve Facebook’s manipulative “mood study” Cornell University did not pre-approve a study that Facebook did, in which it manipulated user’s news feeds to see how showing them mostly positive or mostly negative posts affected the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong marches for democracy An estimated 180,000 people marched into the city center of Hong Kong to demand democracy on Tuesday and an end to communist China. They didn’t mind the weather or if Beijing didn’t approve. They did … Continue reading

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Black dogs get euthanized at higher rates Why is this?  “Black dogs get euthanized at higher rates. They linger at pounds and adoption agencies for longer than light-colored dogs, and they are less likely to find a home. Marika Bell, … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart 2.0 flies around the world again Living up to her name: a young woman who was named after the famous female pilot from the 30’s is recreating her original flight around the world. When she finishes, she’ll be … Continue reading

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8 out of 10 people killed by lightning are men Lightning isn’t sexist; it’s that men are more likely to work in environments where they’re more at risk, or while engaging in outdoor activities such as fishing.

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What’s really sucking the water out of Texas? How greed, drought, and overdevelopment are sucking Texas dry. Photo from Men’s Journal

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Support Group for People Who Have Been Abducted by Aliens

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Green Beret Officer Forced to Resign Over Affair With Reporter All’s Fair in Love and War: the love affair of Maj. Jim Gant and journalist Ann Scott Tyson. 

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Duncan, Oklahoma school board approves purchase of tornado helmets

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How one man dared to defy gravity By daring to dream, even through science. Who says people can’t defy gravity? Why accept the forces that we know to be in place as Rule. People can do anything they want.   … Continue reading

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