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Not so foolish
Humanity’s achievements and its self-perception are today at curious odds. We can put autonomous robots on Mars and genetically engineer malarial mosquitoes to be sterile, yet the news from…
Author: Steven Poole
Source: aeon.co
Length: 14 minutes (3579 words)
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@aeonmag 22 hours, 19 minutes ago
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The Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault
“Want to meet at my dorm? Less carrying for me.” Emma Sulkowicz, a.k.a. the
Source: nymag.com
Published: Sept. 22, 2014
Length: 25 minutes (6410 words)
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@longreads 18 hours, 12 minutes ago
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Can Longform Become A Netflix For Journalism?
If you consider yourself a reader, you've probably heard the web is destroying your ability to focus and financially crippling the people that write for you. But Aaron Lammer, cofounder and editor of…
Author: Chris Dannen
Published: Sept. 22, 2014
Length: 3 minutes (791 words)
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@MilesKohrman 22 hours, 5 minutes ago
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The invasion of corporate news - FT.com
The lines between journalism and PR are rapidly becoming blurred as business interests bypass traditional media to get their message across ©Lucas VarelaA population of 100,000 is no longer a…
Source: www.ft.com
Length: 15 minutes (3782 words)
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@longreads 1 day, 20 hours ago
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Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Invades America
In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking…
Published: Sept. 23, 2014
Length: 19 minutes (4833 words)
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@MiamiNewTimes 47 minutes ago
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@Vladimir_Kogan 20 hours, 1 minute ago
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Op je 75e doodgaan, dat zou ideaal zijn
Zeke Emanuel in 2009. Foto Samuel Masinter Ezekiel Emanuel, gespecialiseerd in bio-ethiek, hoopt dood te gaan als hij 75 is. Dat is, zegt hij, lang genoeg voor een rijk leven: je hebt alles ervaren,…
Source: www.nrc.nl
Published: Sept. 22, 2014
Length: 1 minutes (377 words)
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@bestevanhetweb 22 hours, 13 minutes ago
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The Human Factor
Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228…
Published: Oct. 1, 2014
Length: 49 minutes (12284 words)
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@bsats 5 days, 13 hours ago
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ISIS vs. the Kurds
Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdish regional government. In July, he told the Kurdish parliament, “The time has come to decide our fate, and we should not wait for other people to…
Published: Sept. 29, 2014
Length: 40 minutes (10225 words)
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@nxthompson 20 hours, 18 minutes ago
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The Key Players in the Ever-More-Complicated Vivian Maier Case
Vivian Maier, “Versailles, France (Self-Portrait)” (1959) (image from and courtesy the Jeffrey Goldstein Collection) A little over two weeks ago, the tenuous peace surrounding the…
Published: Sept. 22, 2014
Length: 11 minutes (2778 words)
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@jilnotjill 23 hours, 32 minutes ago
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