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Pure bullshit!

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It was a strange moment of triumph against racism: The gun-slinging white supremacist Craig Cobb, dressed up for daytime TV in a dark suit and red tie, hearing that his DNA testing revealed his ancestry to be only “86 percent European, and … 14 percent Sub-Saharan African.” The studio audience whooped and laughed and cheered....

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Aug. 17, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

the writer that TheWashington Post called “the poet laureate of sour alleys and dark bars, of racetracks and long shots”: Charles Bukowski.

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  Bborn in Andernach, Germany (1920). He wrote more than 45 books of poetry and prose, including It Catches My Heart in Its Hands (1963), Notes of a Dirty Old Man (1969), Post Office (1971), Love Is a Dog from Hell (1977), Ham on Rye (1982), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992). His American father had been stationed in Germany during World War I,...

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
Aug. 16, 2017, 5:20 p.m.


Imagination

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“Take this pill,” the medicine man said when the moon was overhead, “Strike me dead if it doesn’t make you young and full of pep again.”   I believed his words because; diplomas hanging on his walls put me in awe of how accomplished he was, so I took the pills to be young again....

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Aug. 15, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

XPRIZE Enlists Science Fiction Advisors to Dream Bigger

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  Lovesick Cyborg « Toyota Wants Cars to Predict Heart Attacks XPRIZE Enlists Science Fiction Advisors to Dream Bigger By Jeremy Hsu | July 29, 2017 8:31 pm 27 A view of the website featuring some members of the XPRIZE Foundation’s Science Fiction Advisory Council. Credit: XPRIZE The world of 20 years ago would probably seem unrecognizable to many who...

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Aug. 5, 2017, 4:37 a.m.

eclipse

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
Aug. 3, 2017, 3:17 a.m.

Antimatter!

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Physicists began speculating in the late 19th century that there may exist particles and matter that are exact opposites of the matter that surrounds us, mirror-image anti-atoms and perhaps even whole anti-solar systems where matter and antimatter might meet and annihilate one another. But on this day in 1932, American physicist Carl Anderson discovered the first physical evidence that antimatterwas...

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Aug. 2, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

The most dangerous woman in America

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Today is the birthday of the woman Teddy Roosevelt once called “the most dangerous woman in America” when she was 87 years old. Mary Harris Jones, or “Mother Jones” (books by this author), was born to a tenant farmer in Cork, Ireland, in 1837. Her family fled the potato famine when she was just 10, resettling in Toronto....

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July 31, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

Brave New World is coming!

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Rewriting Life First Human Embryos Edited in U.S. Researchers have demonstrated they can efficiently improve the DNA of human embryos. by Steve Connor July 26, 2017 A video shows the injection of gene-editing chemicals into a human egg near the moment of fertilization. The technique is designed to correct a genetic disorder from the father....

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July 27, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

How hard can it be to become a writer?

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It was on this day in 1897 that 21-year-old novelist Jack London (books by this author) sailed from San Francisco, on his way to the Klondike to search for gold. He was on board the SS Umatilla with his brother-in-law, James Shepard, who was close to 70 years old. Shepard and his wife, Eliza, who...

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July 25, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

It’s the birthday of writer Ernest Hemingway

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Born in Oak Park, Illinois (1899). In July of 1925, he visited Pamplona, Spain, for the Festival of San Fermín, a weeklong celebration that included bullfighting and the famous Running of the Bulls. Hemingway and his wife arrived a few days early to get tickets, and he needed a way to spend the time; so...

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July 21, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

A good extinction???

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It was on this day in 1875 that the largest recorded swarm of locusts in American history descended upon the Great Plains. It was a swarm about 1,800 miles long, 110 miles wide, from Canada down to Texas. North America was home to the most numerous species of locust on earth, the Rocky Mountain locust....

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July 20, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

For writers who say they don’t have time to write.

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It’s the birthday of detective novelist Erle Stanley Gardner (books by this author), born in Malden, Massachusetts (1889). He earned money through high school by participating in illegal boxing matches. He went on to Valparaiso University to study law, but after only a month, he got kicked out for boxing. So he studied law on...

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July 17, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye was published on this date in 1951

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It is Salinger’s only novel. It’s one of the most banned books in American history. It’s also one of the most frequently taught in high schools, even though Salinger didn’t intend the book for teenage readers. Holden Caulfield, the book’s protagonist, is a prep school boy from New York City, and he addresses the reader...

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July 16, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

It was on this day in 1863 that the New York City Draft Riots began

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The bloodiest riot in American history. The rioters were working-class white men, mostly Irish-Americans. They were rioting against a new draft law put into place by President Lincoln, but they were angry about much more than that, and the draft law was just the final straw. It was a terrible summer, hot and muggy, during...

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July 13, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Darknet 101: Your guide to the badlands of the internet

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Buying drugs, guns or the hacked personal details of millions of unsuspecting people — welcome to the darknet, where everything is off the grid. Security • by Claire ReillyJuly 4, 2017 10:54 PM PDT @reillystyley Andrew Brookes/Getty Images Hacked login details. Cybersecurity exploits for hire. Drugs, guns and ammo. If there’s something shady going on...

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July 9, 2017, 2:53 a.m.

Today is the birthday of writer Franz Kafka (1883

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He wrote the story The Metamorphosis, about a traveling salesman named Gregor Samsa who wakes up one day transformed into a hideous insect. Many consider it the finest short story ever written. All of Kafka’s most famous works were published after his death, and all contain surrealistic elements that led to the phrase “Kafkaesque,” as...

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July 3, 2017, 1:42 p.m.

In 1613, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre burned to the ground.

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The thatched roof caught on fire after a theatrical cannon misfired during a production of Henry VIII. Only one man was hurt; his breeches caught on fire, but the quick-thinking fellow put them out with a bottle of ale. The Globe had been the home of Shakespeare’s company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, since 1599; previously,...

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July 1, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Art for the AI generation

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Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Rutgers University By Chris Baraniuk Now and then, a painter like Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso comes along and turns the art world on its head. They invent new aesthetic styles, forging movements such as impressionism or abstract expressionism. But could the next big shake-up be the work of a...

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June 30, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”

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It’s the birthday of the man who wrote, “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (books by this author), born in Geneva in 1712. He left home at 16 and wandered around Europe for the next 14 years. He moved to Paris when he was 30, and took up...

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
June 28, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk deserves praise for his bravery!

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Born in Istanbul in 1952, where he grew up in a fairly wealthy and Westernized district. He studied architecture and then journalism, but at 23 years old, he decided to become a novelist. He lived with his mother and wrote full time, and seven years later, he published his first novel, Cevdet Bey and His...

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June 7, 2017, 3:45 p.m.