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October 18, 2014

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2:39 PM | clive james' Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014
Elaine Feinstein at the Financial Times: Clive James has always written with verve about poetry, and though much of his latest book is drawn from articles already published, the material was well worth collecting. Poetry Notebook may not have the...
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2:37 PM | Hong Kong Activists Clash With Police, Retake Protest Site
Pro-democracy protesters have replaced barricades in the congested Mong Kong district of the city hours after authorities dismantled the obstacles.
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2:00 PM | New destinations past Pluto for New Horizons
A scan with the Hubble locates some Kuiper Belt Objects for it to visit.
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2:00 PM | Venerated Members: On Europe’s history of penis worship
Stassa Edwards in The New Inquiry: Grigori Rasputin’s dick is on display at the Museum of Erotics in Saint Petersburg. Housed in a jar of formaldehyde, the member, which the museum’s owner claims he obtained from a French antiquarian, is...
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2:00 PM | Science Caturday: LOLCatCare
This week, tech giants Apple and Facebook announced that they would begin covering the cost of egg freezing for their employees, allowing female techies to put off childbearing until…some more convenient time, I guess. However, the fact remains that some … Continue reading →
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1:54 PM | Pier Paolo Pasolini was a force against the incoherence hiding in every hypocrisy
Susan Stewart in The Nation: Writing in 1930 with Baudelaire and, subsequently, Goethe on his mind, T.S. Eliot took up the question of what it means for a poet to possess “the sense of his own age.” While it may...
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1:48 PM | Lots of data and info about paper airplanes, and lots of planes
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1:45 PM | Lovely grub: are insects the future of food?
Emily Anthes in Mosaic: At first my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles slicked with oil and studded with shredded chicken, the aroma of ginger and garlic, a few wilting...
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1:41 PM | Outbreak Abroad: Jennifer Yang, Toronto Star
“It was a mixture of being totally inspired and totally devastated.” “I've covered a lot of crimes and deaths, and nothing has really moved me to the point of this.” “Everyone involved with Ebola research is fully engaged or in the field, and very hard to access or too busy to talk, so it's been one of the more challenging stories to cover for sure.” Welcome to the first installment of Outbreak Abroad. During this #OpenSciLogs series, we’ll explore […]
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1:41 PM | Outbreak Abroad: Jennifer Yang, Toronto Star
“It was a mixture of being totally inspired and totally devastated.” “I've covered a lot of crimes and deaths, and nothing has really moved me to the point of this.” “Everyone involved with Ebola research is fully engaged or in the field, and very hard to access or too busy to talk, so it's been one of the more challenging stories to cover for sure.” Welcome to the first installment of Outbreak Abroad. During this #OpenSciLogs series, we’ll explore […]
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1:34 PM | "The Idea of Order at Key West" by Wallace Stevens, read by Hana Bajramovic
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1:31 PM | Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda; Ana To Skirt Past Hawaii
In the British island territory, Gonzalo has wiped out power to roughly half of the island's 70,000 inhabitants.
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1:30 PM | Weekend reads: “Too good to be true” results; the paper as an “artificial landmark”
The week at Retraction Watch kicked off with news of the European Science Foundation threatening to sue a scientist for calling a review process “flawed.” Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Now that’s self-awareness: Nature calls the peer-reviewed paper an “artificial landmark.” Are the findings in an epigenetics paper “too good to be true?“ Please congratulate […]
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1:16 PM | Kishi Bashi Live | review
Intimate, heart-warming, and wholly charming, Kishi Bashi was absolutely gorgeous at Whelan’s on Saturday night. The support act came in the form of the NYC cosmic one man banjo experience Tall Tall Trees, before the evening evolved into a beautiful display of musical artistry and passion. To say that Tall Tall Trees was a support […] The post Kishi Bashi Live | review appeared first on HeadStuff.
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12:09 PM | Sylvia | poem
Sylvia   She loved to dance. And burn the toast when I was already late for work.   She would drop vanilla perfume on her shoulders. She would never wear the pearls I bought her. They were for special times.   She grew lilies in the backyard. Her fingernails were always lined with dirt. Dirty […] The post Sylvia | poem appeared first on HeadStuff.
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12:08 PM | 'Richard Dawkins has a status that I can’t quite understand': Marilynne Robinson
Jane Mulkerrins in The Telegraph: “I thought Housekeeping was far too private a novel ever to be published,” says Marilynne Robinson. “And with Gilead, if I had gone to my editor and said, ‘I have a great idea for a...
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12:01 PM | Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election
With three justices dissenting, the high court's ruling effectively blocks a lower federal court decision declaring the law restrictive and unconstitutional.
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12:00 PM | Why Did Thousands of Venomous Spiders Swarm a House?
Thousands of brown recluse spiders that forced a family from their home may have been mostly males looking for mates, scientist says.
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12:00 PM | Comet’s Near Miss with Mars on Tap for Sunday
Heads up, a comet is coming to Mars.
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11:59 AM | Saturday poem
Now Sing NOW sing: the guards howling beat him with obscenities. ......But he did. His legend is He was singing ...........................Venceremos when they shot him. Even for them, it was too much The killed him, they couldn't kill him enough....
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11:43 AM | Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'
Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.
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11:43 AM | Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series
The World Series starts Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the unexpected stars of the series — the managers.
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11:43 AM | James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town
A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.
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11:43 AM | Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law For November Election
The Supreme Court announced that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg.
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11:43 AM | Pritzker Travels Europe And Asia On Commercial Diplomacy Tour
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently returned from Ukraine and Turkey, and she heads next to Japan and South Korea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to her about practicing commercial diplomacy.
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11:43 AM | Syria's 'Moderate Rebels' Say They Are Willing, But Need Weapons
The Free Syrian Army has been outgunned in the country's multi-sided civil war. But they say they have fighting experience, and if the U.S. provides arms and training they could play a key role.
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11:43 AM | Robot Bees Could Assist With Tricky Rescue Operations
Robert Wood, an electrical engineer at Harvard's Microrobotics Lab, is engineering colonies of RoboBees. They don't sting, and they can be used for surveillance or crop pollination.
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11:43 AM | European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets
Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.
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11:43 AM | Dallas Hospital Deals With Aftermath Of Ebola Missteps
Authorities in Texas are working to limit travel by health workers who may have been exposed to Ebola. Meanwhile, the hospital at the center of the first cases in the U.S. is trying to move forward.
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11:30 AM | Mars and the Comet: The Countdown 
On Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at about 18:30 UTC (14:30 Eastern), Mars will experience a very close encounter with a comet.  The comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) will pass just about 130,000 km (80,000 miles) from the surface of Mars. There is no danger of an impact, but the planet will pass through part of the comet's tail (which is composed of gas molecules and dust). NASA and other space agencies have taken precautions to make sure the spacecraft at Mars won't be hurt, but they're also […]
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