Month: May 2019

How a Group of Students Built and Launched a Rocket to Space

A group of undergraduates from the University of Southern California became the first students ever to launch a rocket into space, as WIRED reported last week. The rocket, Traveler IV, reached an altitude of 339,800 feet and a top speed...

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Weekend With Bernie

What We’re Following Today It’s Friday, May 31.‣ President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced plans to impose 5 percent tariffs on imports from Mexico, claiming they will increase until Mexico addresses the flow of asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border....

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Artist Leonardo Drew Wants You to Come Play on His Interactive ‘Magic Carpet’ in Madison Square Park This Summer

Leonardo Drew considered a few different concepts before settling on the abstract cityscape he recently installed on Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn, the artist’s first public work to date. Originally, Drew, who is 58, wanted to make a giant tree—a...

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Says He ‘Cured’ Himself Of Being Gay

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte accused a rival politician of being homosexual on Thursday, and then claimed he also used to be gay until he “cured” himself.During a speech in Tokyo to members of Japan’s Filipino community, Duterte claimed a gay person...

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Revisiting: High Kick Girl (2009) – 10 Years Later

High Kick Girl was a film I watched once 10 years ago and sadly didn’t think too much about it until I realized it was the 10 year anniversary (May 30th) this month. I remember thinking I’ve never seen a...

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Teams autonomously mapping the depths take home millions in Ocean Discovery Xprize

There’s a whole lot of ocean on this planet, and we don’t have much of an idea what’s at the bottom of most of it. That could change with the craft and techniques created during the Ocean Discovery Xprize, which...

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English football fans descend on Spanish capital for the Champions League final

With just over 24 hours to go until the Champions League final gets underway, tens of thousands of football fans have descended on Madrid as they get ready to soak up the sun and drink the Spanish capital dry ahead...

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Hungary boat crash: Strong currents hamper rescue efforts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPaying tribute to victims of fatal boat accident Rapid river currents are hindering rescue efforts in the Hungarian capital Budapest days after a tour boat sank.At least seven people died and more...

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What Adidas and Parley are doing for the oceans

From making shoes out marine debris to the Run For The Oceans global initiative, this dynamic partnership is tackling plastic pollution in a big way.Ah, the sea. In remarks to attendees of an America's Cup dinner in 1962, President John...

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Cruising The Classics This August With Arrow Video’s Upcoming Titles

ALICE, SWEET ALICE (US/CAN) A young Brooke Shields meets an untimely end in this religious-themed proto slasher par excellence from director Alfred Sole. On the day of her first communion, young Karen (Brooke Shields) is savagely murdered by an unknown...

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Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of death and disease

A pair of studies published this week reveal the significant damage caused by these popular food products.It seems logical that ultra-processed foods are less nutritious than less processed ones, but now there's some solid scientific evidence that back that up....

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The Hulk of Monaco Surprised Me With This | ft. GMK001

I'm in Monaco where I meet with GMK001, I call him the Hulk! His friend Rana brought 4 cars to France and needed help to drive them across the border into Monaco. This is what happened. GMK 001- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWPOLkftHreB1p8ospsiApw Follow...

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10 great trees for small yards

Even small yards and gardens can be home to a variety of trees to provide fruit, shade, wildlife habitat, or all three.Trees are simply amazing. From a single small seed or nut can grow a relatively enormous solar-powered, air-purifying, hydraulic...

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‘Good Omens’ Is a Damned Heavenly Show, Adaptation or Not

If there's such a thing as a fantasy counterpart to A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, then that counterpart is Good Omens. Not the most daring comparison, admittedly—both beloved novels are intensely British at their core in a way that...

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Less planning can lead to more rewarding travel

Relinquish the schedule and see what adventures happen."To reduce travel stress, plan less." The moment I saw this headline in the New York Times, I was jumping up and down in my seat in agreement. The advice might sound totally...

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Technology Is Becoming Indistinguishable From Reality

By Melissa Dykes “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” — Arthur C. Clarke We’re living in an age of not just mass distractions, but information overload. Recent studies show that the average person spends some 50 days of...

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Remembering Dr. George Tiller, 10 Years After the Abortion Provider Was Assassinated in Kansas

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: We’re going to end, though, today’s show with a piece from StoryCorps about Dr. George Tiller, the abortion provider assassinated 10 years ago today while attending...

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Ask for Jane: Meet the Underground Feminist Group That Provided Abortions Before Roe v. Wade

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. On Thursday, Louisiana became the fifth state to ban abortions after six weeks, when the Democratic governor, John Bel...

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U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed, Citing “Psychological Torture”

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: The United Nations special rapporteur on torture is warning that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from the effects of psychological torture due to his ongoing...

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6 meals to fuel a young, busy family

With a packed schedule and limited tools, dinners these days are simpler and faster, but still delicious.Life has been feeling pretty crazy these days. Soccer has started up again for the season, which means a frenzy of practices and games...

/ May 31, 2019