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Theoretical Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Nature’s Fifth Fundamental Force 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/17

Didn’t they make a movie about the 5th Force?

Recent findings by a team of experimental nuclear physicists in Hungary indicating the possible discovery of a new subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth force of nature, according to a team of theoretical physicists at the University of California, Irvine.

Source: Theoretical Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Nature’s Fifth Fundamental Force | Physics | Sci-News.com

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Dresden Codex Venus Table Reveals Ancient Mayans Made Major Discovery in Astronomy, Math 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/17

Looks like the Mayans were smarter than we thought.

In a new paper in the Journal of Astronomy in Culture, Prof. Aldana makes the case that the six-page Venus Table represents a remarkable innovation in mathematics and astronomy.

Source: Dresden Codex Venus Table Reveals Ancient Mayans Made Major Discovery in Astronomy, Math | Archaeology, Astronomy, Mathematics | Sci-News.com

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How Factory Farming Is Giving Rise to Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs | Alternet

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/12

Just one more item that proves that mankind should have stuck to the little village phase of its growth.

In addition to causing immense animal suffering, factory farms are spawning dangerous superbugs that current antibiotics are powerless against.

Source: How Factory Farming Is Giving Rise to Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs | Alternet

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Judge Spares Prison for ‘Entitled’ Rapist Who Admitted Attack on ‘F*cking B*tch’ Who Rejected Him | Alternet

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/12

Must be a great year to be a white guy. Why can’t we all get treated the same in the halls of justice??

This is the second prominent case this year where a rapist got a slap on the wrist.

Source: Judge Spares Prison for ‘Entitled’ Rapist Who Admitted Attack on ‘F*cking B*tch’ Who Rejected Him | Alternet

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We asked linguists if Donald Trump speaks like that on purpose

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/12

I just learned a new term ‘Dog-whistling’.

For politicians, dog-whistling is the art of speaking in a sort of code that your supporters will understand, but not so blatantly that you feed too much ammunition to your detractors.

Source: We asked linguists if Donald Trump speaks like that on purpose

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Olympics official says ‘Chemistry is not an exact science’ when asked about Rio’s green pools

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/12

Well there you go, even though they have had years to get this right apparently Rio just doesn’t do chemistry.

The pools for the Summer Olympics mysteriously turned green this week in Rio de Janeiro. Why? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Source: Olympics official says ‘Chemistry is not an exact science’ when asked about Rio’s green pools

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The End of Brawn – The Atlantic

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/11

As machines do more of what humans do there will be a point when there just isn’t any work for many of us. Then what happens? Will the culture change to support those who can never find work? Or will be turn into a world where those that live on the edge of existence turn on those that live in luxury with food and a safe place to live?

The decline of “manly” work, the emergence of empathetic and intellectual jobs, and the rise of Trumpism.

Source: The End of Brawn – The Atlantic

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GOOD BLACK NEWS | Your Source For The Good Things Black People Do, Give and Receive All Over The World

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/09

Nice to see a site the gives you the positive side of black people in America.

Your Source For The Good Things Black People Do, Give and Receive All Over The World

Source: GOOD BLACK NEWS | Your Source For The Good Things Black People Do, Give and Receive All Over The World

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Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/09

This an interesting article. Looks like we are about to put truck drivers out of work with self diving cars and trucks.

The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This map shows how those changes played out across the country.

Source: Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State : Planet Money : NPR

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Civil Rights Attorneys Sue Ferguson Over ‘Debtors Prisons’

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/09

I thought that debtors prisons were unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection clause. Why are we turning a blind eye to this version?

 

NPR got an advanced look at a civil rights lawsuit that claims Ferguson, Mo., residents who can’t afford to pay their court fines are illegally held in jail.

Source: Civil Rights Attorneys Sue Ferguson Over ‘Debtors Prisons’ : Code Switch : NPR

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