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Photos from a Surrealist Ball at Château de Ferrières
, one of the Rothschild family’s gigantic mansions. There is no such thing as the Illuminati.
posted by philip-random on Mar 7 at 9:55 AM
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While you can still follow live events in the Ukraine, with either the compulsively complete live Reddit feed
or the constantly updated BBC feed
being good choices, there has been increasingly useful analyses of the history and politics of the situation. Yale Professor Timothy Snyder, an expert on the region, wrote a piece in the New York Review of Books
describing the roots of the recent uprising, with a great overview of how "people associated with Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, Armenian, Polish, and Jewish culture have died in a revolution that was started by a Muslim." Other history is provided by a detailed explainer
by the Guardian, in maps
by National Geographic, and the dueling arguments about the roots of the conflict from the the semi-official Russia Today
and the US State Department
posted by blahblahblah on Mar 6 at 7:37 PM
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At three, Ron Suskind'
s son, Owen, was diagnosed with regressive autism and all but lost his speech. A year later, watching Disney's The Little Mermaid
, Owen's parents heard him speak again. Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney.
(SLNYTimes Magazine, with video) [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Mar 7 at 3:29 PM
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A police officer forcibly escorted Baltimore Sun photo editor Chris Assaf away from the scene of a police-involved shooting on Feb. 21.
He had been taking pictures from outside the police lines, but an officer told him he had to move back further. Assaf protested, stating he was within his First Amendment rights to be where he was standing. Another officer then forced him to move. The Sun is posting all of Assaf’s images from the shooting scene as well as photos taken by Sun photographer Lloyd Fox, who witnessed and documented the incident. Lt. Eric Kowalczk, the chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, said the department has opened an internal investigation into the allegation. He declined to comment more specifically on the incident, “because we have an investigation and we don’t want to prejudice that.”
(contains some mildly graphic pictures in both links)
posted by josher71 on Mar 7 at 9:49 AM
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posted by Iridic on Mar 7 at 1:19 PM
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An Anti-Chamber in the Palace.
Enter RIGDUM-FUNNIDOS and ALDIBORONTIPHOSCOPHORNIO, courtiers.
Where left you Chrononhotonthologos?
The Invention Of The AeroPress
There’s really nothing bad to say about the device other than the fact that it’s a funny-looking plastic thingy. Then again, its inventor, Stanford professor Alan Adler, is a world renowned inventor of funny-looking plastic thingies; while Adler’s Palo Alto based company Aerobie is best known today for its coffee makers, the firm rose to prominence in the 1980s for its world-record-setting flying discs.
This is the story of how Adler and Aerobie dispelled the notion of industry-specific limitations and found immense success in two disparate industries: toys and coffee.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 7 at 8:15 AM
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, Carl Sagan's short lived television science program from 1980 was a groundbreaking triumph and firmly established Sagan as a household name. [more inside]
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt on Mar 7 at 7:58 AM
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Sea Turtles' "Lost Years" Transatlantic Journey Mapped for First Time
"Researchers' stick-to-it-iveness, along with advice from a manicurist lead to radio tags that tracked
baby loggerheads across the Atlantic
(full paper) without hindering them"
posted by dhruva on Mar 7 at 10:14 AM
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"I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it," he says, dismissing all further queries with a swat of his left hand. "It's been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection."
Newsweek claims to have found Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin
. [more inside]
posted by memebake on Mar 6 at 6:34 AM
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Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Hugh Bonneville and musical guest Paloma Faith were recently on The Graham Norton Show. Part 1
, Part 2
, Part 3
, Part 4
. This may possibly be the best episode of this or any talk show that will ever exist.
posted by hippybear on Mar 6 at 9:09 PM
- 40 comments
Ever since Rob Thomas’s beloved TV show Veronica Mars got canceled, he’s wanted to make it into a movie. Turns out all he needed was the help of 91,585 of his biggest fans
. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 6 at 11:53 AM
- 89 comments
Catch the Throne (soundcloud)
is a Game of Thrones-inspired mixtape featuring Big Boi, Common, Wale, and others. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Mar 7 at 11:53 AM
- 18 comments
was selected by President Obama to be assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The Senate, aided and abetted by seven Democratic senators, killed his nomination
. Why? Because
for civil rights
posted by T.D. Strange on Mar 7 at 9:21 AM
- 45 comments
Eva Mozes Kor and her twin sister were the victims of medical and genetic experiments at the hands of Josef Mengele in Auschwitz. She recently did an AMA on Reddit
posted by gman on Mar 7 at 2:47 PM
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