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Spectacular architecture in China's largest ghost town - CNN.com - Once intended to accommodate over one million residents, the new town of Kangbashi in northern China is today home to just one-tenth of its projected population.
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The British are frantically Googling what the E.U. is, hours after voting to leave it - The Washington Post - The whole world is reeling after a milestone referendum in Britain to leave the European Union. And although leaders of the campaign to exit Europe are crowing over their victory, it seems many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for.
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cryptogon.com » While Brazil Was Eradicating Zika Mosquitoes, America Made Them Into Weapons - In the 1950s, while in South America military-like brigades were hunting down Aedes aegypti, in the United States, the Army was falling in love with the same mosquito.At Fort Detrick, the military’s biological weapons base in Maryland, in great secret, Army scientists were considering how fleas, grasshoppers, and mosquitoes might be deployed against the Communist threat. These insects were harder to protect against than gas— masks wouldn’t help. The threat they posed would last, as long as a population of insects remained alive. Plus, it would be very difficult to pin an insect-borne attack on the U.S.
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Scarfolk Council - Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever. "Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay." For more information please reread.
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religion
The Never-Ending Religious Liberty Case Involving Steel Tires, Damaged Roads, and Mennonites - This has to be one of the strangest examples of religious freedom overtaking common sense that I’ve ever heard.
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China laughs at Britain's hope to negotiate quick free trade deal following Brexit: Shanghaiist - Following the United Kingdom's shock decision to leave the European Union after yesterday's referendum, hopes by Leave supporters for the swift establishment of new trade relations with China might prove to be nothing more than hot air.
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Trump-inspired Tennessee congressional candidate erects 'Make America White Again' billboard - Tennesse resident Rick Tyler, who is apparently running for Congress in Tennessee’s 3rd District, put up a hideous billboard that drew outrage from Tennessee residents like Amy Hines Woody, who shared a photo of the billboard, along with her disgust for the racist message:
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There's A Mysterious Sound Coming From The Caribbean That's So Loud It Can Be Heard From Space - In what sounds like a plot device from a science fiction movie involving sea monsters and aliens, a strange sound is coming out of the Caribbean Sea that’s so loud it can be detected from space.And it’s an A-flat.
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BibliOdyssey: The Theatre of Gunpowder - The images below come from an enormous hand-painted and hand-written gunsmithing and fireworks manuscript by Friedrich Meyer from 1594. 'BĂĽchsenmeister und Feuerwerksbuch' is owned and hosted by BSB. It is one of the most comprehensive Early Modern tomes that I've seen on the broad subject of fireworks, encompassing as it does, in text and picture, the many facets of production and deployment of gunpowder and the pyrotechnical arts. The lack of web citations to this manuscript is presumably due to it's being a secondary compilation based on earlier works. There are two single full-page views below; the rest are mostly 2 or 4 pages spliced into single images, together with a couple of cropped miniatures. Background spots and staining have been mildly reduced.
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Here's How Often Cops Are Arrested For Breaking The Laws They're Paid To Uphold - Police officers should not be getting arrested,” Stinson said. “Yes, the rates of arrest are very low. But, this stuff is nuts. And the fact that officers are arrested for so many different types of crimes is simply amazing to me.”Stinson argues the data points toward a set of issues related to “the process of police socialization and the deep police subculture” that demand further scrutiny.“They just do whatever they want to do,” Stinson says, “because law enforcement is exempt from law enforcement.”
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Asian millionaires now the wealthiest in the world - They're playing the game better than we are.
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|| 06/23/2016 ||
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The Greenhouse People - We don’t know when, or how, the apocalypse may occur – be it super-volcano or meteorite. But what we do know is that if we beat the odds and survive such a catastrophic event, we want to know how to make sure our luck doesn’t run out!
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Rolls-Royce 103EX Concept Design - YouTube - 2016 Rolls-Royce 103EX Concept Drive, Interior and Exterior
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Colorado company releases wine for cats - UPI.com - A Colorado company is looking to help cat owners enjoy the experience of sharing a glass of wine with their pets.
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Nature
Magical Humpback Whale shoots rainbow - YouTube - A Humpback Whale producing a nice rainbow off the coast of Newport Beach. Royce Hutain was the captain of his boat while I flew my aerial camera and Jason Anderson had a second aerial camera. This was filmed on 7/5/15.
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space
The Atmosphere of Venus Is More Terrifying Than We Imagined - Scientists have long suspected that all planets with an atmosphere also have an electric field, generated by a layer of charged particles in the upper atmosphere called the ionosphere. But so far, on every planet where we’ve looked, including our own, we’ve been unable to detect it. The working theory is that these electric fields are very, very weak—Earth’s is thought to be in the range of one to two volts.
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History
10 Documents With A Profound Influence On History - Listverse - History can prove hard to uncover. When delving back hundreds or even thousands of years into our past, we have to make do with whatever bits and pieces we find, hoping they can provide us with an accurate picture of a time long gone. Sometimes, we get lucky, though. Occasionally, we uncover documents that detail some of the most notable events in history.
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religion
Its Trouble...: Ten Commandments are where? - So which set of the 10 commandments did you say you were following?
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Inside Masdar, the UAE%u2019s Zero-Carbon City That Will Never Be | WIRED - Ten years ago, the UAE embarked on a $22 billion mission to build a zero-carbon city powered by the sun, cooled by the wind, and entirely dependent upon mass transit. But building the world’s first sustainable metropolis proved far trickier than anyone anticipated, and just 5 percent of Masdar City stands today.
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Look: Full-page ad seeks 'wife' for Utah businessman - UPI.com - "This is a serious request. Please be serious as well."
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Trump unveils his evangelical advisory board %u2014 and conspiracy loon Michele Bachmann tops the list - Donald Trump’s claim that he’s a devout Christian is certainly worthy of skepticism, which is why he’s staffed up an “evangelical advisory board” full of true believers to help guide him down the righteous path of socially conservative policy positions.
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The Neglected Ghost Town of Italy's Dolce Vita Drinking Water - San Pellegrino is an icon of the Italian lifestyle, the most stylish brand of sparkling water you can order anywhere in the world, synonymous with luxury, fine dining, jet set summers in Europe and “la Dolce Vita”. One of its first admirers was allegedly Leonardo da Vinci, who visited the source in Lombardy to sample the the town’s “miraculous” water. It would seem ironic then, that the birthplace of the fizzy water, San Pellegrino Terme, once a playground for the rich and famous, is looking pretty sorry for itself nowadays…
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Lint - Items plucked from the great revolving drum of 20th century culture.
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U.S. military says will not disclose details on injured service members | Reuters - The U.S. military will not provide details on specific cases of American service members injured in Iraq and Syria because it could give information to Islamic State militants, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday
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Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote - POLITICO - Dozens of House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in protest of the GOP leadership’s refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre.
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Quanta Magazine: Illuminating Science - Scientists have figured out how microbes can suck energy from rocks. Such life-forms might be more widespread than anyone anticipated.
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The ‘Tesla of Trucking’ Just Claimed $2.3 Billion in Reservations For Electric B - Nikola Motor Company, the Tesla Motors of the trucking industry, has announced 7,000 reservations—or nearly $2.3 billion in deposits for its electric hybrid "Nikola One" semi-truck.
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politics
#TrumpSoPoor Is Trending because, Well His Campaign Kind of is - THE ONE PRESIDENTIAL candidate who’s staked his reputation on being “really rich” is actually not all that rich, at least, not as far as his campaign is concerned.
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Google Patented a Sticky Car Hood That Traps Pedestrians Like Flies - Google loves to brag about how its self-driving cars have the ability to save lives by being really good at not crashing into things. But crashes do still happen, and when they do, Google apparently has a backup plan: human flypaper.
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History
Workers will soon enter the tomb of Jesus - Workers will soon enter the tomb of Jesus — and repair the ‘Holy Stone’ with titanium bolts
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computers
Made in China: The world's fastest supercomputer: Shanghaiist - The Sunway TaihuLight was named the fastest supercomputer in the world this Monday, according to the latest TOP500 ranking. This is the first time that a Chinese supercomputer has topped the list without the help of parts designed in other countrie
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June 2016 - POLITICO -
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AR-15 recoil rebuttal - YouTube - In response to the claim that the recoil of an AR-15 is bad enough to cause a bruised shoulder.
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10 Intriguing Mysteries Lurking Beneath The Ocean - Listverse - While many people look to space with awe, we forget that an incredible vista of unexplored wonder is much closer to home, waiting for us to dive into.
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|| 06/21/2016 ||
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NSFW - Freedom -
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