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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Godfather of Sexist Pseudoscience

quote [ This skull-measuring quack believed women are no smarter than gorillas. So why do his 19th-century ideas still influence education policy? ]

A lie cuz your science game's pseudo
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:28amGMT] [0 comments]

George Clinton: Life lessons from a funked-up superstar

quote [ He altered the course of multiple genres, became one of the most sampled artists in history and mentored the likes of Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kendrick Lamar. Now George Clinton wants to keep that legacy alive. ]

[SFW] [music]
[by arrowhen@6:21amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’

quote [ There is a borderland between waking life and the uncharted wilderness of sleep that we all traverse each night, but we rarely stop to marvel at the strangeness of this liminal world. If we do, we find that it is full of hallucinations both wonderful and terrifying, a mental goulash of reality and fantasy.

Usually we pass through this state of half-wakefulness on our way to deep sleep within minutes. We may experience microdreams during the transition, but the content of these microdreams appear to be random and we usually don’t have any memory of them when we wake. A team of researchers led by MIT master's student Adam Horowitz wants to change that. ]

We’re like the dreamer who dreams and then lives inside the dream.
[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by HoZay@11:29pmGMT] [12 comments]

The little-known world of competitive Minesweeper

quote [ Because of its solitary nature, and the fact that each player is simply trying to improve his or her own score, it’s in a way a lot more similar to sports communities. There are tons of parallels between the community of competitive Rubik’s Cube solvers and the community of competitive Minesweeper board solvers, in that you’re performing an activity that seems like it’s difficult to an outsider, and eventually you learn a lot of patterns and you try to get really fast. ]

Like, reeaally old bookmarks.
[SFW] [games] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@6:34pmGMT] [11 comments]

Veteran Fighter Leslie Smith Says UFC Cut Her Because Of Her Union Organizing Efforts

quote [ Pro MMA veteran Leslie Smith was supposed to fight on last weekend’s UFC Fight Night card, but her bout with Aspen Ladd was scrapped under strange circumstances. Ladd weighed in 1.8 pounds over the limit, claiming that “certain female circumstances” kept her from being able to cut weight. Smith initially okayed the catchweight fight on the condition that the UFC extend her expiring contract, but the UFC instead paid Smith her show money and win bonus for the fight, thus ending her UFC career. ]

I was surprised to learn they didn't already have a union. Leslie has a gofundme up for her legal defense.
[SFW] [sports] [+3 Underrated]
[by raphael_the_turtle@6:33pmGMT] [1 comment]



Bob Dorough, Jazz Musician Best Known For 'Schoolhouse Rock!,' Dead At 94

quote [ Dorough spent two decades as a jazz player, singer, conductor and arranger in New York before being approached, at his advertising day job, to explain math to children via music. ]

'Cause knowledge is power!
[SFW] [obituaries]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:19pmGMT] [0 comments]

World’s First Total Penis and Scrotum Transplant Allows Patient to ‘Feel Whole Again’

quote [ A surgical team from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore performed a total penis and scrotum transplant, the first operation of its kind anywhere in the world. ]

One can only hope that this will lead to a sensible erection.
[SFW] [health] [+3 Interesting]
[by Space_1889@5:39amGMT] [15 comments]

Colorado teachers are going on strike. State Republican lawmakers want to punish them with jail time.

quote [ Teachers who walk out of class could also face up to $500 a day in fines. ]

Teachers on strike, no more school today
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [7 comments]

Stormy Daniels’s lawyer released a dropbox folder of screengrabs and transcripts to discredit Sean Hannity

quote [ He titled the folder "Facts Are Stubborn Things." ]

Fucking Lol. Article text and link to the dropbox pdf which is well worth the read in extended

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Good]
[by slaytanik@4:10amGMT] [2 comments]

Former President George H.W. Bush Admitted to Intensive Care Day After Wife’s Funeral

quote [ President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. ]

I had a feeling about this.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@1:20amGMT] [0 comments]



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