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'game Of Thrones' Fans Freak Out Over Arya Sex Scene, Immediately Check For Age!

It wasn't exactly The Red Wedding .. but "Game of Thrones" fans FREAKED OUT Sunday night when Arya Stark ditched her clothes for a sex scene -- going to Wikipedia in droves to check for her age!!  Here's the deal ... the actress who plays...
Related topics: Game Of Thrones

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Happy Easter!

(The image, from the collection at "Resurrection of Jesus in Christian art" (Wikipedia), is from 1558, by Lucas Cranach the Younger.

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What Should I Ask Russ Roberts?

I will be doing a Conversations with Tyler with Russ, the master podcaster himself, but of course also a prolific author in multiple fields.  So what should I ask him?  Here is Russ on Wikipedia, here is Russ’s home page. The post What...

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There May Be A Copy Of Wikipedia Somewhere On The Moon. Here's How To Help Find It.

If you've ever worried that humanity will ever wipe itself out so completely that there'll be no record of our civilization for aliens to discover, you can now rest (somewhat) easy.  Even if we blow everything on Earth to smithereens tomorrow,...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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North Rose Window.

From "Stained glass — rose windows" (Wikipedia).

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As Notre Dame Tragically Burns, Youtube’s Fake News Algorithm Fails

For the past several years, YouTube has been trying to grapple with “fake news” on its platform. One tool the site has leveraged to address misinformation is a context card that links to Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britannica, and other...

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Empathy Is The Secret Ingredient That Makes Cooperation – And Civilization – Possible

Human societies are so prosperous mostly because of how altruistic we are. Unlike other animals, people cooperate even with complete strangers. We share knowledge on Wikipedia, we show up to vote, and we work together to responsibly manage natural...

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My Conversation With Ed Boyden, Mit Neuroscientist

Here is the transcript and audio, highly recommended, and for background here is Ed’s Wikipedia page.  Here is one relevant bit for context: COWEN: You’ve trained in chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, and neuroscience,...
Related topics: Physics

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In Norway Electric Vehicles Outsold Gasoline Cars For First Time In History And Other Ev Success...

Juan ColeIn Norway, electric vehicles in March, 2019, outsold gasoline-driven cars for the first time. (Photo: Wikipedia)
Related topics: Norway, World Photos

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Fairly Recently: Must- And Should-reads, And Writings... (april 6, 2019)

Comment of the Day: John Howard Brown: "Property rights are always conditional on the allocation of social power! When the power of the Laird of a Scots clan depended on the number of clansmen who could wield pike and...

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Want To Know How To Build A Better Democracy? Ask Wikipedia

With its insistence on fairness, neutrality, and community consensus, the online storehouse of knowledge is a model for a more perfect union.

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Former Senate It Worker Pleads Guilty To Doxxing Senators On Wikipedia

One former Senate worker is about to face harsh consequences for a doxxing campaign. Jackson Cosko has pleaded guilty to stealing multiple Senators' personal information from the Senate's network and publishing it on Wikipedia, including...
Related topics: Senate

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Robert Pattinson Used Wikipedia To Get His Role In Sexy Space Movie 'high Life'

'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson is back on the big screen in cerebral sci-fi drama 'High Life,' about a reproductive experiment in space gone wrong.        
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"his Wonderful Performance, Lifting The Human Dumbell."

That's "Today's featured picture" at Wikipedia, from the article on Eugen Sandow. I love the poster, and I love the idea of a literal human dumbell.Is "dumbell" the correct spelling? The OED has "dumb-bell." The double "B" is important to underst

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Language Deprivation — "the Forbidden Experiment."

From Wikipedia:According to Herodotus, the Egyptian pharaoh Psamtik I carried out such an experiment, and concluded the Phrygian race must antedate the Egyptians since the child had first spoken something similar to the Phrygian word bekos, meaning...

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Here Is How To Fix Gop Gerrymandering That Helps Them Steal Elections

“Are we in Maryland’s third congressional district?” Karen asked on a recent visit to the UMBC campus. Despite zooming into the district’s map on Wikipedia, neither of us could tell. With good reason – “the praying mantis,” as the...

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Tnw2019 Daily: Ticket Prices Rise Soon

We have only 41 days left until TNW Conference! Our tech festival in Amsterdam on May 9 and 10 will be incredible. We have over 200 speakers confirmed, including the co-founder of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger. We also revealed our terrain map, which...
Related topics: Festival

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Editors At Far Left Wikipedia Paid To Protect Political, Tech And Media Figures

Since 2016 there has been an organized effort to smear conservative pundits and publishers on Wikipedia. It is impossible to make changes on these Wiki pages once the far left sets out to destroy a person on organization’s reputation.  This...

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European Parliament Votes ‘yes’ On Controversial Copyright Reform

The EU Parliament just approved the controversial Copyright Reform, despite public protests and loud opposition from platforms such as GitHub, Google, Reddit and Wikipedia. Dark day for internet freedom: The @Europarl_EN has rubber-stamped copyright...
Related topics: Protests, Github, Google, Reddit

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Trustworthy? Wikipedia Drops The Ball On Mueller Report

One of Google and YouTube’s trusted partners is not exactly trustworthy when it comes to reporting the facts. Google and YouTube elevated Wikipedia to the level of fact by using the volunteer-run encyclopedia site to fill in the blanks on...
Related topics: Google

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