Brain food: various & sundry

Highlights from the past week

Six Easy Ways To Tell If That Viral Story Is A Hoax: I Fucking Love Science

The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight: Moyers & Company

Physicists Plan To Put A Microbe In Two Places At Once: I Fucking Love Science

Scientists create the first digital ‘tree of life’ for 2.3 million species: The Christian Science Monitor

Disney To Re-Release Theatrical Cuts Of The Original Star Wars Trilogy: Comic


Source: Khalil’s Timeline on Facebook



Again: Saudi Arabia Elected Chair of UN Human Rights Council Panel: UN Watch

Isn’t this like Electing Hannibal Lecter for Chief Cook & Bottle Washer?


Source: Mark Twain’s Facebook page

It never occurred to me that Mark Twain might have been a deist until I saw this.


DEA chief admits marijuana is less dangerous than heroin, but won’t reschedule: Shadowproof

When we’ve got millions incarcerated and CEO’s making big money on human commodities, this kind of arbitrary and capricious regulation should count as a crime against humanity.


Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson on Engineered Inequality: Moyers & Company



Source: Bernie Believers’ page on Facebook

Bears fact-checking, but the PSA is the same…polls. Don’t trust ’em. Or CNN.


Jeb Bush’s Son Hiring Friends And Family As Head Of Texas Land Commission: Mint Press News

3D-Printed Pathway Helps Nerve Growth: I Fucking Love Science

Hillary Clinton: Recessions more frequent under Republicans than Democrats: PolitiFact

Foreign DNA Trapped Inside You May Be Changing Your Behavior: Big Think

Legal Expert Says DOJ Should Have Criminally Prosecuted General Motors: The Real News

Source: The Other 98%’s Facebook page


Wichita State University mathematician Beth Clarkson might have uncovered widespread election fraud, and Kansas is trying to silence her.: Digital Discipline

This is one where Tea Party, left and hard left ought to agree entirely if there actually is rigging that locks in establishment GOP wins. If. So if Kansas has nothing to hide, why the pushback?


Why Is College So Expensive if Professors Are Paid So Little?: truthout

Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy and Skinny Puppy’s Nivek Ogre to star in horror film: Dangerous Minds

Source: The Red, White and Blue’s page @ Facebook

Researchers Link Humans Brains Allowing One To Guess What The Other Is Thinking: I Fucking Love Science



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