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Published: 2017-10-20T16:38:00+00:00

 



On humans’ never-ending quest for a good night’s sleep.

2017-10-20T16:38:00+00:00

Thoreau suffered from insomnia, and his retreat, in 1845, to a simple cabin at Walden Pond was, in part, driven by a desperate need for rest. Thoreau attributed his nightly struggles to the fact that railroads and other industrial changes had disturbed the natural environment around Concord.

↩︎ The New Yorker

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Japan's space agency discovers a cave on the moon that could serve as a base for astronauts.

2017-10-20T16:08:00+00:00

Japan's space agency discovers a cave on the moon that could serve as a base for astronauts.

↩︎ Quartz

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Trump family and advisors retweeted disinformation from an allegedly Russian-run fake GOP Twitter account.

2017-10-20T15:31:00+00:00

Trump family and advisors retweeted disinformation from an allegedly Russian-run fake GOP Twitter account.

↩︎ BuzzFeed

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A day in the life of Kaitlyn Christian, Emma Stone's tennis double, who put her pro career on hold for Hollywood.

2017-10-20T15:24:36+00:00

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A day in the life of Kaitlyn Christian, Emma Stone's tennis double, who put her pro career on hold for Hollywood.

↩︎ The New York Times

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UF's bell tower played "Lift Every Voice and Sing"—the "Black National Anthem"—during Richard Spencer's visit.

2017-10-20T15:18:00+00:00

UF's bell tower played "Lift Every Voice and Sing"—the "Black National Anthem"—during Richard Spencer's visit.

↩︎ CNN

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Senate's filibuster-proof budget resolution leaves Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge open to oil exploration.

2017-10-20T15:07:00+00:00

Senate's filibuster-proof budget resolution leaves Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge open to oil exploration.

↩︎ The Seattle Times

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"The bankers have taken the place of monarchs." A Russian performance artist is arrested for torching a Paris bank.

2017-10-20T14:54:51+00:00

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"The bankers have taken the place of monarchs." A Russian performance artist is arrested for torching a Paris bank.

↩︎ BBC News

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Friday Headlines: The price of pollution.

2017-10-20T14:45:00+00:00




Apocalypse How

2012-02-28T11:06:00+00:00

by Mike Deri Smith

Big-budget films tell us earthquakes are bad, volcanic eruptions can be catastrophic, and meteorite strikes—barring the presence of Bruce Willis—may kill us all. Seeking expert advice on how scared we should be.




How Rear Window presaged television channel surfing and, later, internet voyeurism and binge-watching.

2017-10-19T21:40:00+00:00

How Rear Window presaged television channel surfing and, later, internet voyeurism and binge-watching.

↩︎ Flood Magazine

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Our word of the day: a "catastrophist," which is someone hired to model the worst of all risks.

2017-10-19T21:37:00+00:00

Our word of the day: a "catastrophist," which is someone hired to model the worst of all risks.

↩︎ The Economist

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LEGO to release a playset of key NASA women, with Nancy Grace, Margaret Hamilton, Mae Jemison, and Sally Ride.

2017-10-19T21:23:00+00:00

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LEGO to release a playset of key NASA women, with Nancy Grace, Margaret Hamilton, Mae Jemison, and Sally Ride.

↩︎ Ars Technica

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A truly insane story—practically ripped from the pages of Shakespeare—of a catfishing scheme that ends in romance.

2017-10-19T21:16:00+00:00

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A truly insane story—practically ripped from the pages of Shakespeare—of a catfishing scheme that ends in romance.

↩︎ The Atlantic

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A public explanation of cryptocurrency, addressed to Jamie Dimon.

2017-10-19T18:29:00+00:00

It’s a computing version of what Veruca Salt made her dad and his poor factory workers do in Willy Wonka. A brute force search for a golden ticket (or in this case, a golden number).

↩︎ Chain

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NIH emails from last fall show battles over renewing firearms research—one director wanted to omit guns altogether.

2017-10-19T18:27:00+00:00

NIH emails from last fall show battles over renewing firearms research—one director wanted to omit guns altogether.

↩︎ Science

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"I'm no longer scared of Rusty," says Brownsville youth of the Mexican-American luring immigrants to call ICE.

2017-10-19T16:23:15+00:00

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"I'm no longer scared of Rusty," says Brownsville youth of the Mexican-American luring immigrants to call ICE.

↩︎ Splinter

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The stock market isn't the economy. Just look at 1987's crash—the GDP didn't actually suffer so much.

2017-10-19T16:19:00+00:00

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The stock market isn't the economy. Just look at 1987's crash—the GDP didn't actually suffer so much.

↩︎ Business Insider

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A history of the worst games in Jeopardy! history, including this week's one-dollar champion.

2017-10-19T16:14:00+00:00

A history of the worst games in Jeopardy! history, including this week's one-dollar champion.

↩︎ The Ringer

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Research suggests ride-sharing increases car traffic because fewer trips are made on foot or using public transit.

2017-10-19T16:13:00+00:00

Research suggests ride-sharing increases car traffic because fewer trips are made on foot or using public transit.

↩︎ The New York Times

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California firefighters use a tool called a Pulaski—part axe, part hoe, designed by a firefighter in 1913.

2017-10-19T16:08:00+00:00

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California firefighters use a tool called a Pulaski—part axe, part hoe, designed by a firefighter in 1913.

↩︎ Atlas Obscura

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NPR discovers that a Trump golf course's charitable giving is wildly inflated, just like Trump's own charity claims.

2017-10-19T16:07:22+00:00

NPR discovers that a Trump golf course's charitable giving is wildly inflated, just like Trump's own charity claims.

↩︎ NPR

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French Elle puts a murder victim on its cover after a French rock magazine featured her killer.

2017-10-19T15:57:47+00:00

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French Elle puts a murder victim on its cover after a French rock magazine featured her killer.

↩︎ It's Nice That

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The EPA says glysophate, the chemical in Roundup, isn’t carcinogenic, but not all its scientists agree.

2017-10-19T15:51:00+00:00

"For once in your life, listen to me and don’t play your political conniving games with the science to favor the registrants. I have cancer and I don’t want these serious issues to go unaddressed before I go to my grave."

↩︎ The Nation

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Some flowers have a blue halo, visible only to bees, produced not by pigment but by microscopic structures.

2017-10-19T15:49:31+00:00

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Some flowers have a blue halo, visible only to bees, produced not by pigment but by microscopic structures.

↩︎ The Atlantic

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With new telescopes and faster processing, by 2035 we should know whether extraterrestrials exist.

2017-10-19T15:49:05+00:00

With new telescopes and faster processing, by 2035 we should know whether extraterrestrials exist.

↩︎ Nautilus

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The rule of law is shifting toward empirical arguments, yet our current Supreme Court appears "allergic" to numbers.

2017-10-18T17:11:00+00:00

The rule of law is shifting toward empirical arguments, yet our current Supreme Court appears "allergic" to numbers.

↩︎ FiveThirtyEight

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The GOP's first step towards abandoning expertise was its embrace of supply-side theories rejected by economists.

2017-10-18T18:58:00+00:00

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The GOP's first step towards abandoning expertise was its embrace of supply-side theories rejected by economists.

↩︎ The New Republic

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The stock boom Trump takes credit for is really driven by international gains.

2017-10-18T18:22:00+00:00

The stock boom Trump takes credit for is really driven by international gains.

↩︎ The Atlantic

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Mattress giant Casper might have caught something from Peter Thiel—they're suing critical bloggers out of existence.

2017-10-18T18:19:29+00:00

Mattress giant Casper might have caught something from Peter Thiel—they're suing critical bloggers out of existence.

↩︎ Fast Company

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