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Some Thoughts On How To Grieve

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After getting the news from my weeping brother that our father had died, I went on a long, slow amble around my neighbourhood. It was an outrageously beautiful autumn day in Boulder, Colorado: golden aspen everywhere, just enough of a breeze, bluebird sky. I was 26 years old then, and I was infuriated. How dare […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg admits mistakes

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Breaking more than four days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm. Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that Facebook has a “responsibility” to protect its users’ data. “If we can’t then we don’t deserve […]

What’s The Absolute Worst Way To Die, According To Science?

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Death is, by default, unwelcome. Most demises triggered by the natural world are relatively uneventful, but nature can be cruel and spectacularly gruesome from time to time, providing science with the unenviable task of picking apart how these deaths occurred, step-by-step. Here’s a selection of five truly awful, messy, accidental ways to hurtle into oblivion, […]

Troops Drink Blood From Headless Snakes [Watch]

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It was a balmy Wednesday morning when elite Indonesian troops drank blood from decapitated snakes for a grinning Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Dozens of troops took part in an elaborate demonstration at the armed forces headquarters to cap Mattis’s two-day visit to the country as the United States looks to bolster military relationships in Southeast […]

Koala Found Nailed To Pole In Australia

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The much-loved koala has been under increasing threat across Australia in recent decades, particularly from habitat loss, disease, dog attacks and bushfires. A dead koala has been found screwed to a pole in Australia in a “sickening” act that sparked outrage Thursday on social media. Koala Rescue Queensland (KRQ) responded to a report of one […]

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