Laurin Finney

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Can You Make It Through This Post Without Smiling?

It'll be a big ask, but give it your best shot.<p>There's a bunch of different stuff about to come at you, from the adorably cute to the hilariously inappropriate to the uplifting and beautiful. And if any of it makes you smile, you lose.<p>Good luck.

Why The U.S. Is Building A High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab In Kazakhstan

When Kazakhstan's Central Reference Laboratory opens in September 2015, the $102-million project laboratory will serve as a Central Asian way station for a global war on dangerous disease.<p>In 1992, Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov, a biologist from the Soviet Union, boarded a flight in Almaty, then …

Power is fragmenting. But what is the true cost to democracy?

Power is leaching from the centre, even as the complexities of national and international challenges multiply. It is the hallmark of our times. Whether political or religious leaders, CEOs or five-star generals – all are more constrained in what they can do.<p>This is a pattern across all societies. …

The Week In Numbers: On-Demand Quantum Teleportation, A New Mammal Species, And More

<b>2 pounds</b>: the weight of the olinguito, an adorable carnivorous mammal species just discovered in South America<p><b>20 millikelvins</b>: the temperature at which scientists recently achieved reliable, on-demand quantum teleportation<p><b>700 miles per hour</b>: the speed at which Elon Musk's proposed Hyperloop railway …

This Is How We Fall In Love Now

By Ryan O'Connell,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/16f3XDQ<p>We meet someone and we love them quickly. These days, love is quick to get and even faster …

25 Creepy Stories You Should Literally Not Read If You Plan To Sleep Tonight

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/13lUo7V<p>1. Garage sale creeper<p>petty_propriety:<p>Summer after fifth grade, around the end of June, I …

6 Ways to Use Your Penis Properly

By Johnny Dollar,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/18yvfoO<p><i>First off, I hate the word ‘penis’. I much prefer the word ‘cock’ just as I prefer the word</i> …

8 Things That Wake You Up In The Middle Of The Night And Whether Or Not You Should Get Out Of Bed For Them

By Christopher Hudspeth,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/129ozIT<p>1. You have to pee.<p>You probably should get up and do this. Yes the seat will be cold, …

Your Photos: Not Sad Desk Lunch

Lunch is too often a wasted opportunity. No more, we say. With your help, we're bringing back the midday meal, one Not Sad Desk Lunch at a time. Even if it's leftovers or a makeshift salad put together in the smallest space, it's possible for lunch to make the workday a little brighter. Your photos …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Caroline Wright's 5 Ingredients for 20-Dollar, 20-Minute Meals

<i>Today, Caroline Wright, who writes 20-Dollar, 20-Minute Meals, is sharing the 5 ingredients she always has in her kitchen to help her make quick, easy, inexpensive meals. And to make your meals faster and cheaper, w</i><i>e're giving away 10 copies of her latest ebook!</i><p>These five things are the building …

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Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes

Science News<p>A newly declassified CIA history from 20 years ago spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission — which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.<p>The CIA's story about the legendary test site is contained in "The Central Intelligence Agency and …