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And I don't wanna go out and deal with it. *whinewhinewhine*

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McDonald's to cut use of antibiotics in chicken

Snowden says U.S. not offering fair trial if he returns

ISIS Fighters Take Over Major Libyan Oilfields

Whole Foods is selling you fish farmed by prisoners

The seven racist e-mails the Justice Department highlighted in its report on Ferguson police

Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

Doctors, patients scramble ahead of high court Obamacare decision

Lawyer Arguing Against Obamacare: Statute Written By 'White Women And Minorities'

New Yorkers spend nearly 60% of income on rent

The Demolition of Workers’ Comp

Insight: From eastern flank, Iran-backed force advances on Tikrit

Islamic State crisis: Thousands flee Iraqi advance on Tikrit

Concern Over Iran’s Nukes Drowns Out Its Growing Role in Iraq

Of the 10 world cities most exposed to natural hazards, eight are in the Philippines

When Mentally Ill Students Feel Alone

How to Cut the Prison Population by 50 Percent

Ten migrants die as boat capsizes but 941 rescued by Italian coastguards

China defense spending to grow 10.1 percent in 2015

Tanzania albino killers sentenced to death

Pee-powered 'green' toilet to light up refugee camps

I’m a 12-year-old girl. Why don’t the characters in my apps look like me?

Black kids in the US have twice as many untreated cavities as white ones

Global flood toll to triple by 2030

Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death

Cyborg Cockroaches Now More Reliable Than Ever

Soaked in oil: The cost of war in South Sudan

Russia Orders Surprise Test of Central Nuclear Base

Billions 'have untreated tooth decay'

Syria opposition turns to internal opponents

Al-Qaeda, others attack Syrian intelligence office in Aleppo

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

'They looked like Isis': masked raid led to 'kidnapping' at Chicago police site

Second Los Angeles hospital identifies 'superbug' infections

This guy’s light bulb performed a DoS attack on his entire smart house

Bali Nine Arrive at Indonesian Execution Island as Jokowi Spurns Clemency Pleas

Billionaire Paul Allen and team find sunken Japanese warship off Philippines

New York City, nation’s largest school district, adds two Muslim holidays to academic calendar
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If I make steak tonight, I can make it with parsnips and carrots, and a side of green beans. Or maybe peas. Easy peasy, and I can even toss in some potatoes with it.

I need to go to the store. Got a rutabaga with our winter CSA. No idea what I'm gonna do with that.

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Most penises are normal, more research says. Congrats, Reuters, you've just won the prize for the most obvious headline ever. I certainly hope most of whatever-category is "normal", or else what the hell does that even mean?

U.S. On The Sidelines In Key Battle Against ISIS In Iraq

Iraqi forces seek to encircle IS fighters in Tikrit

The Coded Life of William Thomas Prestwood

Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing Islamic State

Weather forecast for early Earth involved iron rain

American democracy is doomed

Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics

Three dead as Kiev accuses Ukraine rebels of shelling

Some 12,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine supporting rebels: U.S. commander

Gas Industry’s Solution to Toxic Wastewater: Spray It on Roads

Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for 1st time in 15 years

Venezuela gives U.S. 15 days to reduce embassy staff

University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

Spider venom may hold chemical keys to new painkillers

Nepal Official Says Human Waste on Everest a Major Problem

Edward Snowden Working to Return Home to U.S.: Lawyer

Russia to Expand International Patrol Flights

Ferguson police racially biased says US Justice Department

Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious

Cystic fibrosis patients losing a connection

Enter the Vaginome: Meet the Microbes that Live in Our Vaginas

Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker's back

The unlikely life of Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver

Climate Skeptic Senator Burned after Snowball Stunt

The Twisted World of Sexual Organs

Afghan army suffers heavy combat losses: US

'Fairy control' to halt tiny doors in Somerset woods
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Ana did her work first, and immediately looked at the chart she'd written up, the Sieve of Eratosthenes, and started looking for a pattern. When I realized what she was doing instead of finishing her work (finding prime factors of numbers) I quickly popped her bubble by pointing out that primes HAVE no pattern (or at least, none that's become obvious in literally centuries of study) and if there IS one, she won't discover it by looking at the list of primes under 100.

The next day, Eva did her work on primes. She was only looking at primes under 35. She had, with help, seen that of course she could eliminate multiples of 2 by crossing out every OTHER number, and multiples of 3 by crossing out every other-OTHER number (as she phrased it), though she seemed completely unable to generalize this to "cross out every fifth number" and whatnot. At any rate, once she was done, she also began looking for the pattern in the primes. "I see the pattern at the beginning, but it doesn't stay like that, so it can't be a real pattern!"

I burst her little bubble as well. They could easily spend all day on this. I wanted to go pick up the CSA.

At any rate, they're both really intrigued by the subject, especially when I told them that you can make a couple thou by finding new primes! (Which you won't do by hand, because they're all in the 25 digit range by now, but that's beside the point.) They guessed intuitively when asked that if the set of all numbers is infinite, the set of primes probably is infinite as well (we should walk through that proof), but what the heck else can we talk about or read about on the subject?

Oy.

Mar. 3rd, 2015 12:26 am
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I bought ten pounds of rice a while back. Crammed as much as I could into a big jar, and I've been working my way through the remaining three pounds or so in the bag. Haven't been eating much rice lately, so it took some time.

Today, I made it through the bag! Opened the jar for the first time since I put it in there, easily a couple of months ago... and the lid is completely webbed up.

Yup. Open bag sitting around is fine, jar is completely contaminated with pantry moths. Now, in the normal course of things I'd say those are more of a nuisance than a health hazard, and might well just pick out the one moth or tiny bit of webbing and move on with my life. My life on the edge, guys. I rinse my rice anyway.

But OMG, there's a lot of them. Because they've just been eating and breeding in that jar for months, with nobody to notice them and say "Hey!" and stick 'em in the freezer.

Well, lesson learned. From now on, all rice, and flour, and cornmeal, it all goes right in the freezer for a week when I buy it. Ugh. (And I keep thinking "do I have to throw it all out?", but yeah, I pretty much do. Rice is cheap, and I got it on sale which is why I got so much of it, but ugh!)

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Mystery paralysis in children is perplexing parents — and researchers

ISIS releases some Assyrian Christians, monitoring group says 19 are freed

U.S. spy chief says 40 Americans who went to Syria have returned

U.S. fears Iran military influence growing in Iraq

US Syria policy in tatters after favoured 'moderate' rebels disband

Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' in Tikrit advance

How Global Warming Helped Cause the Syrian War

Here’s The First-Ever Photo of Light Behaving as Both a Wave and a Particle

DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

White House task force urges closer scrutiny of police

The majority of doctors don’t think that spacing out childhood immunizations is a good idea, but they do it anyway.

5 Animals Who Taught Themselves Eerily Human Skills

At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare

Astronauts finish 5-hour spacewalk despite water found in helmet

The Flow Hive, the 4 million dollar Indiegogo campaign is a brand new way of keeping bees. But did we need a brand new way? And if we did, is this the right one?

Corpse Bride: Lizard Necrophilia Reported in Brazil

Pro-Russian rebels train for more fighting despite Ukraine truce

UN rights office: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

Simple new treatment option for migraine sufferers

Best friends forever: Separated in China, 2 girls reunite in U.S.

Feds Admit Stingrays Can Disrupt Cell Service of Bystanders

Out and under attack in the south: Arkansas LGBT rights hit reverse

200 skeletons found in medieval mass grave beneath Paris supermarket

Gulf countries relocating embassies in Yemen

Rival Yemeni Camps Entrench as Iran Flights Arrive

The rise of Yemen's Houthi rebels

5 Disguised Animals That Must Be a Mind F#@k to Get Eaten By

Chad troops seize Nigerian town of Dikwa from Boko Haram

Alzheimer’s Protein Found in Young Brains for the First Time

France wants companies to make appliances that last longer

DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.
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That's pretty freaky.

I searched that up after reading this post on the fact that most of those examples of recessive human traits we learned in high school bio aren't. Also, as noted, if you use examples that are correct, you might accidentally spill the beans about a family secret.

Actually, that happened (sorta but not really) to my mother in her high school bio class. She innocently and naively asked how she could have brown eyes if that's a dominant trait and her father had grey eyes and her mother had green eyes, and she, as she tells this story, didn't quite get a straight answer out of her teacher. (Not that the reason for this occurred to her at the time, because the idea that she's not biologically related to either of them is pretty silly. But her teacher didn't know that.) At any rate, apparently this must have been weighing on that woman's mind, because a few days later after apparently quite a bit of pre-internet research she approached my mother and gave her this whole song and dance about how her eyes are really hazel and that's totally different. I don't know if it is totally different, but my mom's eyes really are hazel, and inheritance of eye color is a bit more complicated than most people realize - as, indeed, the side links of that site make clear.

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Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

Netanyahu flies to Washington to deliver US Congress speech

Afghanistan's Panjshir valley hit by fresh avalanches

A Cure for Colorblindess

Childless adults can use earned income credit

Hong Kong arrests 33 in protest against Chinese shoppers

More mysterious holes are appearing in Siberia — and scientists are freaked out

UN: Iraq violence kills at least 1,100 in February

Estonia's governing Reform Party won a national election overshadowed by security concerns sparked by Russia's role in Ukraine.

How the Philippines saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust

Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links

Iraq launches offensive to take back Tikrit from ISIL

U.S. suspects accused of sending military supplies to terrorists in Syria, Iraq

North Korea fires missiles as US-S Korea drills begin

Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab

Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

Ukraine military says rebels using truce to regroup

Ukraine unofficially has 272 percent inflation

Bee With No Stripes Discovered in Kenya

World's first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

Vintage Tokyo subway manner posters

Discover Subway Etiquette's Long, Difficult History

Forest tree seeds arrive at Svalbard's 'Doomsday vault'

Modern Unified Dumpling Theory
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And now I can't remember what for the life of me.

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Yemen's Houthis in deadly clashes with Baida tribesmen

ISIS to release 29 Assyrian Christians, monitoring group says

Anger over new powers for Turkish authorities online

U.S. moving to deport Bosnians over war crimes

The Foam On Your Latte Helps Keep It From Spilling

Rape of Teens in Adult Prisons So Common, the State Made a Video on How to Avoid It

Finding a home after prison tough for released felons

The Amazon rainforest exists in part due to an atmospheric pipeline of dust from the Sahara Desert. And if that pipeline were to dry up or be diverted, massive biological changes could occur across the jungle.

Dozens of Syrian and Iraqi migrants rescued off Romanian coast

The plight of Ethiopian migrants in Somalia

Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

Newcastle Pegida marchers vastly outnumbered by counter-protests

Maduro claims Venezuela has detained Americans for 'espionage'

New York's exploding manhole covers pose unexpected winter hazard

Fatal Shooting of Cleveland Boy Tamir Rice Was Caused by His Own Actions: City

Manx's Surprising Revival

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone vice-president quarantined

Chicago protesters demand probe of what they call police 'black site'

Strangers on the Internet Are Listening to People's Phone Voice Commands

Polluting Politics: Koch Industries and Others Spend Millions to Gut Clean Water Act Protections

How hunting with wolves helped humans outsmart the Neanderthals

Russia: Rehab plan for alcoholic bears

Syria expels three United Nations aid workers

Philippines army and rebel clashes leaves dozens dead

Fox News Can’t Remember Any Rightwing Terror Attacks. We’re Here To Help

An amateur team in Turkish Kurdistan competes against a backdrop of police violence and a moribund peace process.
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Practically t-shirt weather, am I right?

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Ukraine's military reports significant fall in fighting

Shaky Ukraine ceasefire takes hold, but tensions rise over gas supply

35,000 Volunteers Sign Up for Ukraine’s ‘Information Army’ on First Day

Significant majority of Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty

The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth

Three leprosy cases in the last five months confirmed in Florida

A startup helps stores give suspected shoplifters a choice: Pay $320, or we’ll call the cops.

Iraq says to track down antiquities after Islamic State museum rampage

Cameroonians Demonstrate Against Attacks by Boko Haram

Malls around the country are closing, leaving teens with one fewer place to just be.

Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

Cuba Talks Turn Awkward Over Terror Listing

Boris Nemtsov murder prompts Putin 'justice' pledge

How our transportation system discriminates against the most vulnerable.

Kurdish rebel leader in Turkey calls for disarmament congress

People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the WHO suggests.

Sharks Have Scary-Good Memories

U.S. CDC warns overuse of antibiotics has fueled more infections

Why rush to source alternatives to palm oil is problematic

Even in the Wild, Mice Run on Wheels

Bright lights on dwarf planet perplex NASA as probe nears

Why It’s Hard for Republican Presidential Candidates to Speak Honestly About Income Inequality

China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts

The US Homeland Security Department has avoided a partial shutdown as Congress passed a one-week funding extension

5 Disputed Numbers That Explain Geopolitics

On the problems of gender representation in literature

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Legless Amphibian That Eats Its Mother’s Skin
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Hitler’s Mein Kampf Will Be Reprinted in Germany for the First Time Since World War II

Spy cables: Israel airline used as intelligence 'front'

China submarines outnumber U.S. fleet: U.S. admiral

What Americans Actually Think About Immigration

Netanyahu row with Obama administration deepens

5 graphs that show how the face of America is changing

Two new victories for proponents of circumcision

Study links common food additives to Crohn's disease, colitis

How 14,000 Workers Managed to Slow Down the Entire Economy

The Giving Plague

Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

Yemen ex-president amassed up to $60 billion, colluded with rebels: U.N. experts

Locked Up for Being Poor

Kenya police say armed groups killed 173 people in 2014

Native to Northeast Asia, the critically endangered Amur leopard has seen its numbers double since 2007

Animal Lives

Workers Win Court Cases, But Can’t Recover Stolen Wages

Old-School New York Times Death Infographics Were Depressing For context on the "diarrhea" stat, remember that 2,000 children under 5 die of diarrhea every day, even today.

Idaho’s faith-healing debate pits child welfare against parental rights

More Evidence That Gut Microbes Exacerbate Severe Childhood Malnutrition

Meet the invasives: Asian tiger mosquitos have feelings, too

America’s historic struggle to control its police

Labor takes final stand as Wisconsin prepares way for anti-union law

IRS audit rate for individuals drops

Corals face 'slow starvation' from ingesting plastics pollution, experts find

Rape in the American Prison

Strangers in their own land: Displaced Ukrainians face uncertain future More

Ukraine conflict: Halt to deaths stirs truce hopes

Philippine army kills 14 Islamic militants

Bionic reconstruction lets patients use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled by the mind

Ebola endemic in west Africa remains a risk, scientists warn

Why Are Developers Still Building Sprawl?

The girl who gets gifts from birds
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Just snapped. I didn't even know it could do that. Well, google says I can fix it myself, so I'll try this weekend. The downstairs oven is hard to bake cookies in, much to everybody's dismay.

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Overfishing drives Thai boats to use more slave labor, sail further

Amnesty calls on UN powers to lose veto on genocide votes

Dependent Spouses of Highly Skilled Immigrant Workers to Get Work Permits

'Marg' vigilante group vows to safeguard northern Afghanistan from armed factions amid reports of ISIL infiltration.

Niger air force bombs fish traders thought to finance Boko Haram

Boko Haram Are Finally Losing. And That Makes Them Extra Dangerous.

Justices: Dentists can't decide who whitens your teeth

How Mice Turned Their Private Paradise Into A Terrifying Dystopia (read the sources at the end of the article too)

Cherry tycoon kills himself amid drug raid on factory

Molecular feedback loop gives clues to how flowers drop their petals

Tobacco kills up to two in every three smokers not one in every two, data from a large study suggests.

Austria passes 'Law on Islam' banning foreign money for Muslim groups

NYC’s Department of Education is introducing new restrictions on suspending and restraining kids in city schools.

Christian College Student Attacked With Apple for Questioning Treatment of Gays

99 Ebola cases in past week, nearly two-thirds in Sierra Leone: WHO

Cyprus signs deal to allow Russian navy to use ports

Justices defend Muslim girl in employment dispute

Devastation and disease after deadly Malawi floods

America’s Pain Killer Problem is Growing, Federal Data Shows

France says Russia would face more sanctions if Mariupol attacked

Hong Kong's teen activists vow to return to the streets

When your father is the BTK serial killer, forgiveness is not tidy

Skin may help spot Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

Syrian Kurds cut IS supply line near Iraq; fears for Christians mount

How People Around the World Eat Their Yogurt

Scientists discover theory-defying black hole 12 billion times the size of the Sun

NY governor's administration to raise tipped wage to $7.50
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Evidence from more than 6,600 rape kits that went untested for years in Houston have turned up 850 hits in the FBI's nationwide database of DNA profiles

NSA director defends plan to maintain 'backdoors' into technology companies

Ad-blocking software is 'worse than Superfish'

The Pentagon will be deploying a small number of troops to Ukraine to provide combat medical training to forces there who have been battling Russian-backed separatists.

What Is Russia Up To in the Arctic?

How the NSA’s Firmware Hacking Works and Why It’s So Unsettling

Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say

Mumbling Isn’t a Sign of Laziness—It’s a Clever Data-Compression Trick

Zombie bone-eating all-female harem-keeping worms at the bottom of the ocean.

A Romanian Scientist Claims to Have Developed Artificial Blood

Democrats want to add right to vote to the Constitution

US sea level north of New York City 'jumped by 128mm' (about 5 inches) in 2 years

Pakistanis face a deadline: Surrender fingerprints or give up cellphone

Dissidents say as many as 200 arrested in Cuba

Missing link in the form of a molar pegs hippos as evolutionary cousins to whales

CIA attempted to contact Hamas despite official US ban, spy cables reveal

Turns Out Boston Cyclists Can Engineer a Pretty Solid Snow Tunnel

A Thirsty, Violent World

Obama Administration Using Century-Old Racist Case Law to Block Citizenship

Boko Haram Militants Disguised as Women Caught by Nigerian Military

'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says civil liberties must be sacrificed in order to protect Australians from attacks.

Researchers from Cambridge University have shown for the first time that it is possible to make human egg and sperm cells using skin from two adults of the same sex.
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Tomorrow is another one.

Furnace pipe got a leak. Had to turn the whole thing off so it'd cool down and I could dry it off and caulk* it. Took forever for the house to warm up afterwards - brr!

But at least the caulk job seems to be holding.

* Well, it's plumber's putty.

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Walker’s anti-union law has labor reeling in Wisconsin

Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use

The Inspiration For Disney's Robin Hood Wasn't Actually Robin Hood

Militants, migrants and the Med: Europe's Libya problem

The wealthy are walling themselves off in cities increasingly segregated by class

Red Barns and White Barns: Why Rural Crime Skyrocketed in the Late 1800s.

The Widening War Against Boko Haram

Lots of users mean languages gain more words

Ukraine separatists celebrate Soviet holiday in Donetsk

The Ukrainian government disputes the rebels' claim that a heavy weapons pullback has begun.

Analysis: Ukraine forces outmanned, outgunned by rebels

Where the Holocaust is taught – and not taught – around the world

The Genetics of Being Injury-Prone

A study by Swedish researchers has found conditions like asthma, eczema and hay fever are less common in households practising ‘less efficient’ hand-washing

Jordan's Army Preps For A Bigger Role Against ISIS

Measles Continue to Spread, Reaching 154 Cases in 17 States

France seizes passports of six 'Syria-bound' citizens

Why 40-Year-Old Tech Is Still Running America’s Air Traffic Control

Plague Pandemic May Have Been Driven by Climate, Not Rats

Good News: More Crops! Bad News: More Plague!

CIA looks to expand its cyber espionage capabilities

Manatees Rescued After Mass Stranding in Storm Drain

Inmate standoff continues over prison conditions

Prisons are disproportionately black. The worst states are some of the whitest.

How Oregon's Second Largest City Vanished in a Day

Justice Department asks judge to halt immigration ruling, seeks appeal

Yemen's ousted president withdraws resignation

Republicans Claim Net Neutrality Will Mean Billions in New Taxes. That's Incredibly Misleading.
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So after stashing the kids at the library I went to check him out. I'm 95% sure this is NOT our cat - the white spots didn't seem to be in just the right spot (although I immediately began second-guessing about that) and, more tellingly, the behavior wasn't typical. Sandy had a habit of automatically rising up to be petted, this cat didn't do that, he's a head-butter.

I hope she finds his actual owner soon - this is a friendly, altered cat, so somebody has to love him.

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China protests at Indian PM's visit to disputed border region

The government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades.

Protests support Yemeni President after he escapes house arrest

The mysterious genes of carnivorous bladderwort reveal themselves

Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

Ukraine Blames Russia After Bomb Attack at Rally

The Myth of Jefferson as 'a Man of His Times'

Kurdish Peshmerga call for heavy weaponry to take their fight to Isis

New ISIS video shows Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers in cages in Iraq

Child Soldiers, or 'Cubs,' Shown in Latest ISIS Video

Mouse embryo with big brain: Evolving a bigger brain with human DNA

A 45-ton humpback whale tangled in heavy fishing line in Hawaii waters for more than a week has been freed.

France's Far-Right National Front seen leading local elections

Secrecy around police surveillance equipment proves a case’s undoing

In South Sudan, a chance to be children again

Homeland Security says aware of no credible threat against malls

What is Al-Shabaab, and what does it want?

Palestinians threaten to end security ties with Israel

U.S. refinery strike affects one-fifth of national capacity

New poll finds Americans think rich should be taxed more

'Seven-year-old girl' kills herself and five others in Nigeria suicide bombing

Congress returns this week with just days left to avert a partial Homeland Security shutdown.

Poll: Majority of Americans want vaccines to be required as measles outbreak grows

Japanese crown prince says country must not rewrite history of WW2

The Grand Imam of Egypt's top Islamic institution has called for a radical reform of religious teaching to tackle the spread of Islamic extremism.

NYC quickly settling cases of wrongdoing, lawsuit or not

Exposing infants to peanuts causes big reduction in peanut allergy, study shows

Why did the Turkish military storm into Syria? (+video)

Hong Kong 'radicals' up ante in democracy push against China
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In retrospect, this was probably a bad idea, but you know I'd do it again.

Last night, Eva was very invested in fixing a music box of Jenn's that didn't play. You would wind it up, and nothing would happen.

This morning, she fixed it. I asked her how. "Magic!"

Now she wants to make her own.
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Scholar's Plot is finally on Kindle! Which means I can get it! And read it! Without paying $26, which, even for a hardcover, is highway robbery (although I was seriously considering it, even though that'd mean having to get Thief's War in real-book format as well, because I can't have a gap.)

I may have screamed, and my sister may have called me to make sure I wasn't seriously injured.

I have, like, a bajillionty articles to post, but you're all gonna have to wait.
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I better go out and shovel again before I go to bed. I don't love shoveling, but I love it less when I put it off, so I'd better not.

Yesterday we went to the Museum of Math, and the girls were utterly fascinated by the existence of ice on the water in the bay. They compared it to Narnia!

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Work of prominent climate change denier was funded by energy industry

U.S. weighs slowing Afghan withdrawal to ensure 'progress sticks'

Ukraine crisis: Prisoner swap boosts ceasefire

Moscow protesters strike out against Ukraine and the West

U.S. defense chief: Mosul assault should be launched at right time to succeed

Kurdistan’s right to secede

Kurds’ Ascendance With West Further Isolates Turkey

History Repeats Itself: Ancient Cities Grew Much Like Modern Ones

A wall that segregated a town's Roma becomes an “art project”—which still segregates the town's Roma

United Nations investigators are considering revealing the names of an estimated 200 individuals suspected of committing war crimes in Syria.

Syria forces execute 10 children of rebels

"Children Do Not Migrate—They Flee": Striking Photos From Poverty-Ravaged Guatemala

'To your bone you’re cold': New York homeless shelters filled to capacity

Black hole's blast stunts birth of stars

Detroit homeowners face new wave of foreclosures

This Prisoner's Note Isn't From Some Dystopian Dictatorship. It's From Texas.

Tsipras declares victory as Greece dodges financial ruin

Sex in the Wild: 6 Ways Animals Do It

U.S. has seen a 400 percent increase in crude oil transportation. So why don't we have rail cars that are designed to carry it?

Turkish troops 'pass through Kobane' in Syria

Pope Francis compares trans people to nuclear weapons

Man's death leads to discovery of new virus in Kansas, CDC reports

The Soviet Union Dumped A Bunch of Nuclear Submarines, Reactors, and Containers into the Ocean

Life-destroying 'spice' drug engulfs Russia

Moscow blames Ukraine for proliferation of new highly addictive and deadly narcotic among its youth.

As many as 2,800 federal prisoners will be moved to other institutions after inmates seized control of part of a prison in South Texas, causing damage that made the facility "uninhabitable," an official said Saturday.

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells

The secret world of government debt collection

Libya violence: Islamic State attack 'kills 40' in al-Qubbah

I read only non-white authors for 12 months. What I learned surprised me
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This 1950s Kitchen Has Been Untouched For Over 50 Years And It Looks… Wow.

Americans are having more trouble paying off their student debt than their houses

Women are increasingly important players in the U.S. economy. Why are we treating them so poorly when they retire?

Retirees are keeping fewer foods in their kitchens than folks their age did a decade ago, a new study shows.

With deal, West Coast seaports tackle huge cargo backlog

Even as Many Eyes Watch, Brutality at Rikers Island Persists

9 Surprising Industries Profiting Handsomely from America's Insane Prison System

The Ukrainian city that’s become a haven for Jews fleeing another European war

This Adorably Frustrated Puppy Has No Idea How to Pick Up a Frisbee

Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat

A small college in Charleston, South Carolina, seeks to revive the centuries-old fine building trades.

States where it is legal to argue that a trans woman is responsible for your decision to murder her. Spoiler: It's almost all of them

Rust Never Sleeps

America’s losing fight against the insidious enemy within


Walmart’s Wage Hike Still About Greed

How Did Long-Necked Dinosaurs Drink Without Getting Dizzy?

FYI, Humans Can Only Distinguish Between About 30 Shades Of Gray

The crackdown on Little Free Libraries

2 Cezanne sketches found on reverse sides of watercolors. The collector who bought them more than 90 years ago probably never knew they were there.

Syrian children struggle on Lebanon's streets

The Japanese-Peruvians interned in the US during WW2

Now Cleared for Landing at Airports: Bees

Despite being applauded by many, the "miraculous" prosperity of the Twin Cities is only a reality for a certain slice of their population.

A dynasty of repairmen is keeping the world’s typewriters from going obsolete

Indian River, Protected by a Curse, Faces the Modern World

The government and rebels in eastern Ukraine have agreed to start pulling back heavy weapons from the frontline.

Modi bets on GM crops for India's second green revolution

China’s island-building spree is about more than just military might

Ousted Ukraine leader aiming to return as rebel rockets threaten peace plan

Greece debt deal: Reforms will 'combat tax evasion'

Since last summer, Southern California Edison, which serves nearly 14 million customers, has been firing its domestic IT workers and replacing them with outsourced employees from India.

Iran's Jews: It's Our Home And We Plan To Stay

Boston’s Winter From Hell

Barack Obama urges audience to “do a fact-check.” We oblige

Republicans want to shut down poverty research in North Carolina
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But then I saw today's XKCD, giggled for a full minute, and said "why the heck not?"

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Large Deposit of Metal Balls Discovered In Atlantic Ocean

White People Aren't Called Terrorists Unless They Liberate Animals, Apparently

Since 9/11, We've Had 4 Wars in the Middle East. They've All Been Disasters.

Libya to U.N. Security Council: Lift Arms Embargo to Fight ISIS

Some signs of tension emerge among Islamic State militants

New York City Could See 6-Foot Sea Rise, Tripling of Heat Waves by 2100

Resistant-malaria 'enormous threat'

Hacker Claims Feds Hit Him With 44 Felonies When He Refused to Be an FBI Spy

New York judge proposes bill to overhaul grand jury system

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Years after blowing the whistle on Countrywide, Michael Winston is bogged down in the courts, and fighting for his life

Syrian Kurdish fighters and rebel forces have advanced into Raqqa province, capturing 19 villages from Islamic State, a monitoring group says.

Myanmar’s Buddhist terrorism problem

Myanmar has asked Beijing for co-operation to help prevent "terrorists" from using Chinese territory to launch cross-border attacks.

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