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    touchdown

    'U.S. lands unmanned Odysseus spacecraft on moon'. Space.com:"Update for 6:45pm ET: Touchdown! Intuitive Machines that its...

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    Smart Move(?)

    Capital One announced this week that it intends to buy Discover in an all-stock deal valued...

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    Down in the valley, the valley so low

    This is not an exciting video. The presentation is not elegant, but it is informative. It...

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    'I think too much complexity can actually be a bad thing.'

    "I decided to write a sequel of sorts to a craft talk I gave in Paris...

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    A bigger, better train for Conductor Whiskers

    Yesterday, mobile game developer Hit-Point quietly announced Neko Atsume 2, coming this summer to Android and...

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    Critically endangered bettongs double population in NSW

    Critically endangered bettongs survive fires, floods to double population in NSW. A program re-introducing brush-tailed bettongs...

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    They’re noticeably different, except for a few

    Meanwhile, Rybak and Hearn say that prospective buyers regularly call or email asking for guidance in...

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    A genre of swords and soulmates

    "Romantasy 'allows women to have it all', says Christina Clark-Brown, who shares book recommendations on the...

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    All of a sudden, these days, happy throngs, take this joy

    Michael Idov's stellar article for GQ.com about being In Athens With Michael Shannon, the Night He...

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    Half-Life Histories

    Half-Life Histories (Youtube playlist link) is a mini-documentary series about nuclear and radiological disasters by Youtuber...

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    I Can't Remain Neutral in the Now - This is Great

    Drue Langlois' (previously) plucky post-apocalyptic scavenger Plague Roach has finally left the post-apocalyptic wasteland. But how?...

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    Venice Carnival Masks

    Venice Carnival 2024, masks at the Venice Arsenal and St. Mark's 4K [1h10m]

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    How Google is killing independent sites like ours

    Private equity firms are utilizing public trust in long-standing publications to sell every product under the...

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    'A sort of anti-woke summer camp.'

    "An alluring name, Forbidden Courses. I decided to take a look. Although my spleen is not...

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    The Monk Took the Lion Around the Castle

    To Become A Lion is a short, colorful video on the art and origin of Lion...

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    Blue Beat Baby: The Untold Story of Brigitte

    Who was the woman who inspired ska's ubiquitous Beat Girl logo? Joanna Wallace found a picture...

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    I’m a Frayed Knot

    "Informant's dad told it to her. She found it so funny. She likes that it's punny...

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    The Premonition of a Fraying

    "For me, a luddite is someone who looks at technology critically and rejects aspects of it...

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    You can wag your tail / But I ain't gonna feed you no more

    Why Willie Mae Thornton Matters. Author Lynée Denise on the book's genesis: I saw this video...

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    Load your band into the van and hit the road

    What Drives Us [1h30m] is a documentary about being an on-the-road rock and roll band. It's...

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    A Moby Dick Pro-leg-omenon (But which?)

    Captain Ahab's ivory leg, carved from the jawbone of a whale, stands as one of the...

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    What an absolute unit

    On it's maiden voyage in 1628, the Vasa warship capsized and sank. Originally thought to be...

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    The best RTO policy? Make the office more like working from home

    Employees need quiet, privacy, and focus to be able to do their jobs well — and...

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    Next Friday is Hawaiian Shirt Day!

    Twenty-five years ago today, the movie Office Space premiered. Watch the original trailer. Read Roger Ebert's...

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    I swim the seas between paranoia and disbelief - your weekly free thread

    SPRINTS - Up and Comer It's your weekly free thread! Drop in, look around, let us...

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    Bruce has a friend named Kevin

    I discovered a gem on YouTube today, and it hides much deeper treasure. Bruce & friend...

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    The Time Is Double-Jointed

    "Gorey's approach to the representation of time is obviously variegated. His works are commonly set within...

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    Executors of collective falsehoods

    The chief and lethal irony of Fixer is that the more William persecutes the rich, the...

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    Brushtailed possums are back to an area where they were locally extinct

    Brushtail possums have not lived in this part of Australia for almost 100 years, but now...

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    The unauthorized adventure of Tom Bombadil

    Redditor "whypic" has been posting daily installments to the Glorious Tom Bombadil subreddit of an original...

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    Bats, fangs, blood, and gore

    "There are at least a dozen Dracula ballets, beginning with the 1899 version created for the...

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    I mean, if you're going to go to the Maldives, do it in style!

    THE RITZ-CARLTON MALDIVES | Phenomenal private island resort (full tour) [1h12m] is a wordless tour of...

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    'Insiders say Depp is now weighing a seven-figure annual contract.'

    Inside Johnny Depp's Epic Bromance with Mohammad bin Salman (Vanity Fair, archive.is)

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    'Law professors tend to be astonishingly bad at the whole 'law' thing'

    Paul Campos, University of Colorado law professor known for his work in exposing the law school...

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    The most mesmerizing, creative, shocking, sweet, and savory shorts

    Introducing the most iconic short films of 2023. Sourced by our curation team from this year's...

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    opressive blanket of normality

    Good writers are perverts. (desktop only)

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    It’s a love story, Blobby just say yes

    In 2017, google said goodbye to the (controversial) blobs emoji collection to the dismay of many....

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    I wonder if it has a goatee.

    The invisible substance called dark matter remains one of the biggest mysteries in cosmology. Perhaps, a...

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    Crypto PAC Jumps Into Senate Race, Opposing Katie Porter in California

    From NYT (ungated and nytimes.com): Fairshake revealed two weeks ago in federal filings that it and...

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    Usenet Arcane Archive

    Cat Yronwode is famous in the comic book world, but you might not know that she...

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    Kids? They're alright

    Eoin Reardon is a 20-something woodworker from Crossbarry Co Cork, who makes [eg a new axe-handle]...

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    By any other name

    What is a rose, visually? A rose comprises its intrinsics, including the distribution of geometry, texture,...

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    Hazard reduction burns increase risk of severe bushfires, report finds

    Hazard reduction burns increase risk of severe bushfires (forest fires), report finds. Traditional fire management strategies...

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    Those Nerdy Girls on aging

    I lost my keys again! Do I have dementia? Normal Aging: Having the feeling that a...

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    BBC Africa Eye investigates TB Joshua

    I hadn't heard of Nigerian charismatic pastor TB Joshua [Wikipedia] until I heard his name floating...

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    Stikkan

    This is completely fascinating. It's the story of the biggest Swedish export to the world, told...

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    🐭🍆

    The rat with the big balls and the enormous penis – how Frontiers published a paper...

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    Random Ex-President Hit With $364 million dollar fine and business ban

    Trump hit with 3-year ban from doing business in New York State and ordered to pay...

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    New York Times, Get out of My School

    Politics this, plagiarism that. Harvard is in the limelight, which means that the student journalists of...

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    The Lost Story of New York’s Most Powerful Black Woman

    In her remarkable life, Elizabeth Gloucester embodied a new model of Black, feminist capitalism.Walkabout: The Gloucester...