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July 24, 2014

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10:15 PM | WB just released a new official picture of Ben Affleck as Batman — one where he's actually in the su
WB just released a new official picture of Ben Affleck as Batman — one where he's actually in the suit this time — from BvS: Dawn of Justice. He still seems pretty sad , but you have to admit Affleck's jaw looks like it was made to stick out of the Bat-cowl.Read more...
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10:01 PM | Space Station Astronaut Photographs, Tweets Gaza Conflict
An astronaut tweeted his "saddest' picture from space, of conflict on Earth.
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10:00 PM | Landmark Buildings That Were Never Supposed to Last This Long
Temporary architecture, buildings created to be torn down after a special event or brief use, gave us fascinating and revolutionary works in the 19th and 20th century. But some outlasted their death sentences to become permanent. Here are some of the most amazing examples.Read more...
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9:56 PM | Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations
Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.
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9:43 PM | UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe
The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.
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9:43 PM | UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutiliation Holds Hope And Woe
The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.
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9:41 PM | Deadspin Hazing Investigation: Ohio State Band Members Are Horny And Depraved | Gawker The 10 Worst
Deadspin Hazing Investigation: Ohio State Band Members Are Horny And Depraved | Gawker The 10 Worst New Yorker #Longreads | Kotaku Ask Dr. Nerdlove: She Broke My Heart And Won't Move Out | Lifehacker How to Stop Overthinking Everything and Find Peace of Mind | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
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9:26 PM | The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging
So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
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9:20 PM | An Argument for More Biologically Accurate Emoji
Over at Beatrice the Biologist, cartoonist-cum-science blogger Katie McKissick has thrown down the gauntlet to "I <3 You." Because science. Read more...
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9:04 PM | Dogs Can Experience Jealousy, Scientists Say
According to University of California San Diego researchers Dr Christine Harris and Dr Caroline Prouvost, dogs feel jealousy too. It is commonly assumed that jealousy is unique to humans, partially because of the complex cognitions often involved in this emotion. However, some researchers predict that jealousy, at its most basic level, might even exist in [...]
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9:02 PM | Game of Drones
Illustrations by Studio MUTI Most pilots enjoy keeping their drones airborne. Marque Cornblatt, who studied digital art before turning to robotics, has different pleasure centers in his brain. “Crash your drone,” he says. “Get your hands dirty fixing that thing. Come up with solutions to keep it flying.” This crash-and-rebuild philosophy came out of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) battles between Cornblatt and his friends. The duels were so much fun that they launched a […]
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8:45 PM | Rule for Regulating Existing Power Plants under Fire
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee during a hearing on “EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants.” Debate about the proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants has swirled since the rule’s release last month. Coal-heavy states and others have criticized both the…
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8:40 PM | Check Out Mark Hamill's Real Jedi Beard For Star Wars: Episode VII
We've heard the rumors. We've seen the fan art. But now we can confirm that Mark Hamill will be sporting a fantastic, Jedi Master-appropriate beard when he reprises his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII, and he looks completely awesome with it.Read more...
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8:38 PM | Bad Chart Thursday: Pie Charts for Ladies
Categories: Random AsidesTags: bad chart thursdayladybrainsPie ChartsRenee EllmersHey, ladies. Are you tired of men using complicated charts and graphs to convey their brilliant man brain thoughts deliberately so that women won’t understand them? Because everyone knows women “need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level and what everything that she is balancing in her life — that’s the way to go,” as US […]
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8:37 PM | Living Walls Turn Maasai Hunters into Lion Defenders (Video)
In a land where the lion truly is king, attitudes about traditional lion hunts are changing. Two Maasai people – one lion slayer and one lion savior – share the stories of their respective journeys. Species are disappearing at a rate that has scientists around the world calling this period the sixth mass extinction. Today,…
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8:37 PM | Why Is This Zoo Giving Acupuncture to a Lion?
An 11-year-old, 418 pound Asiatic lion named Lucifer who lives at a UK zoo has a sore foot. He's been given acupuncture, despite the complete inefficacy of the procedure.Read more...
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8:30 PM | 10 Clever Bets You'll (Almost) Never Lose
Quirkology's Richard Wiseman is back with another roundup of devious little pub tricks.Read more...
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8:29 PM | DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD
The deal follows a Justice Department report released in April that showed the city's police used excessive force in dealing with many suspects.
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8:21 PM | Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?
Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion, and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their family.
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8:20 PM | Scientists have identified whale-ship collisions as a possible factor in why blue whale population n
Scientists have identified whale-ship collisions as a possible factor in why blue whale population numbers have remained low, despite international laws against hunting. One possible solution: speed restrictions in shipping lanes would give whales time to get out of the way. Read more...
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8:19 PM | 5 Things I Learned About TV's Future From The Critics Press Tour
From being mistaken for Randy Jackson to confronting network executives about diversity issues, TV Critic Eric Deggans runs down highlights of the two-week blizzard of parties and press conferences.
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8:12 PM | Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem
The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are offering their take on the mounting numbers of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America. They're talking to reporters on the day before a meeting with President Obama.
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8:12 PM | Botched Ariz. Execution Renews Unease Over Lethal Injections
Activists against the death penalty are seizing on a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday. Witnesses say that death row inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air, taking nearly two hours to die by lethal injection.
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8:12 PM | The Death Clerk, And Other Details Of Last-Minute Execution Appeals
An hour into Wednesday's botched execution in Arizona, an attorney for the inmate reached out to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy seeking his intervention. How do such appeals work? And how often do they happen?
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8:12 PM | Your Sperm Velocity Has Been Measured and Found Wanting
Human sperm can swim pretty fast, most of the time, but they've got nothing on the sperm of deer mice. What is the deer mouse's secret? Recently, a Harvard professor created a mathematical model of sperm behaviors to figure it out.Read more...
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8:12 PM | For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to help patients better understand their chances of suffering heart attacks and surgical complications.
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8:12 PM | Attack On U.N. School Kills Over A Dozen Civilians In Gaza
A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
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8:12 PM | Palestinian Authority Faces A Fraught Path To Peace In Gaza
The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
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8:12 PM | Missing Air Algerie Flight Appears To Have Crashed In Mali
According to Air Algerie, one of the airline's flights has likely crashed in the African country of Mali. The plane, which carried 116 passengers and crew, lost contact with authorities an hour after it took off.
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8:04 PM | We've Seen Jack Black as R.L. Stine in the Goosebumps Movie!
We finally got a peek at the Goosebumps movie. Jack Black came to Comic-Con to talk about playing Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, and we saw his Stine battle his own monstrous creations after they had escaped from his books.Read more...
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