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May the World be Made for You - Disability Video Clips

Watch this video by Norman Kunc.<p>It’s hilarious! (in a face-palming, snorting down your breath kind of way)<p>And!<p>Let’s flip the switch. If the world was …

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Brazil referee decapitated after stabbing player

<b>Football spectators in northern Brazil decapitated a referee after he fatally stabbed a player for refusing to leave the pitch, officials say.</b><p>An angry mob stormed the field during the amateur game in the state of Maranhao and stoned Otavio da Silva to death before severing his head.<p>Police said the …

Cargo Bikes: The New Station Wagon

Cargo bikes are winning over casual and avid cyclists alike with one supersize feature: the ability to haul it all—from the groceries to the family that eats them<p>ON A RECENT SUNDAY, Brandon Jones, a 44-year-old fund manager at 9W Capital Management, traveled from his home in downtown Manhattan with …

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Daniel Ellsberg's Website

Andrew Rice interviewed Daniel Ellsberg for a profile in New York Magazine.<p>Here are some passages:<p>“Keeping secrets was my career,” Daniel Ellsberg …

Surveillance

How I Defeat the Fear of Trying

The hours before I write in the morning are often filled with dread. Will the words show up today? Do I still have what it takes?<p>This is, of course, …

Zero mark essay

RESULTS are in from China’s notoriously gruelling university entrance exams, the <i>gaokao</i>. After 12 years of school, students (and their anxious …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

33 Times, You Poor Dumb Bastards

I’m going to say this here and now for posterity and I hope you bookmark it:<p>There’s going to be such a brutal bond investor slaughter at some point …

Storyline Finding Your Subplot in God's Story

<b>FORWARD YOUR AMAZON RECEIPT TO DON@STORYLINEBLOG.COM TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE AUDIO BOOK AS PART OF YOUR PURCHASE.</b><p>Working with a life coach to create …

'World's largest building' opens in China complete with artificial sun

A building has opened in China that officials claim is the largest structure in the world — so large that it could fit the Sydney Opera House 20 times over inside its walls. CBS News reports that the New Century Global Center, which opened on June 28th in southwestern China's Sichuan province, is …

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Becoming Great Through Service

"Everyone can be great..." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said a half century ago, "because everyone can serve."<p>Decades later, we can still hear King's cadence and feel the long reverberation of his voice and see the way in which his eyes met his audience in seriousness and spirit. And we can also …

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IN A small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of …

Perfect timing: Split-second photo of the Chinese space station across the Sun.

I sometimes refer to the International Space Station as just “the space station”—and usually, in context, that’s OK. But not too many people are …

Quote from Cyril Connolly

<b>Read books online</b><br>at our other site: <b><br>The Literature Page</b><p>Quotation Details<p>Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public …

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5 ordinary things that save your life every day without you knowing it

<b>1. Tap water</b><br>Water is problematic. You need it to live, but it's practically aching to kill you. Naturally occurring water, even when not soiled by …

Tap Water

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Interview with Actor Sarah Gordy

Snooty Fox Images: Sarah Gordy<p>I haven't actually had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Gordy in real life yet, but she has had a huge influence on me and …

Five science fiction novels for people who hate SF

Science fiction is all around us, from clandestine electronic surveillance to robots taking our jobs, from death-dealing drones in the skies of Pakistan right through to the second industrial revolution unleashed by 3D printing. It's more than a century since writers began charting the …

Chinese female astronaut gives lecture from space - Exploring Space

Why Naked Mole Rats Don’t Get Cancer

The problem with writing about the naked mole rat is the long list of bizarre traits that you don’t have space to talk about. For this post, let’s forget that they look like a wrinkled finger with teeth. Put aside their inability to feel pain in their skin, their tolerance for chokingly low oxygen …

New York Mom Accused of Running $3 Million Marijuana Operation Indicted

A suburban mother of two accused of running a sophisticated $3 million marijuana enterprise out of a New York warehouse was slapped with a federal …

Technology Alone Won't Save Poor Kids in Struggling Schools

On 11 June 1871, during the Korean Expedition, Rear Admiral John Rodger’s squadron supported a landing party of 650 Marines and sailors a…

On 11 June 1871, during the Korean Expedition, Rear Admiral John Rodger’s squadron supported a landing party of 650 Marines and sailors as they attacked and captured Fort McKee (also known as the Citadel), Korea. Read the Naval Historical Foundation publication <i>Marine Amphibious Landing in Korea, 1871</i>, available for free online, to get the full story. This black and white photo of an oil painting by John Clymer, USMCR, depicts the landing of Marine infantry and field artillery, as USS <i>Monocacy</i> …

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