Ice Chunk Larger Than Manhattan Breaks Off Greenland Glacier
Ice Chunk Larger Than Manhattan Breaks Off Greenland Glacier
A chunk of ice four times the size of Manhattan has calved from Greenland's Petermann Glacier, scientists announced today.
The last time the Arctic lost such a large chunk of ice was in 1962. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 The Great Beast's shag pad: Yours for €1.5m
The Great Beast's shag pad: Yours for €1.5m
The dilapidated, whitewashed Italian villa, set amid the hills of Sicily, was owned in the 1920s by Aleister Crowley, whose outrageous drug-taking, keen sexual appetite and interest in mysticism later made him a cult figure for the Beatles, David Bowie, Ozzie Osbourne and Iron Maiden. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Health Inspectors Shut Down 7-Year-Old Girl's Lemonade Stand
Health Inspectors Shut Down 7-Year-Old Girl's Lemonade Stand
A 7-year-old Oregon girl's enterprising spirit was snuffed out when county health inspectors shut down her lemonade stand on the grounds that she didn't have a license. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 A Stolen Bike, Craigslist, and Law & Order
A Stolen Bike, Craigslist, and Law & Order
My bike got stolen last night and goddamn if I didn’t have it back before noon today, thanks to a curious but powerful mixture of internet savvy, a responsive police force, and one very special “Law and Order” fan. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 The Violent World of White Supremacist Gangs
The Violent World of White Supremacist Gangs
Armen Keteyian's Exclusive Investigation into a Heavily Armed, Violent Gang. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Baby Hitler Won't Be Going Home
Baby Hitler Won't Be Going Home
Judges uphold an earlier decision to remove kids with Nazi-inspired names from N.J. parents in domestic violence case. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 Tipping Point: Your gratuity is no longer your own.
Tipping Point: Your gratuity is no longer your own.
These days, the idea of not tipping is almost as impossible to comprehend as the idea of paying for news. Who does that? Crazy people? Criminals? Last fall, a pair of college students in Pennsylvania tried to settle their bill at a local tavern. Brazenly and rebelliously, they tendered $73.87 for the food and beverages they’d consumed. But they didn’t want to leave a tip, even though t... read full post picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Carnivorous plague mice 'wiping out towns' in US Midwest
Carnivorous plague mice 'wiping out towns' in US Midwest
Burrowing bioweapon corpse-feast dog-squirrel horror.

*that's what I hear* picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 How Does Stoning Work in Iran?
How Does Stoning Work in Iran?
From the size of the stones to who gets first throw. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Gates, Buffett, and 38 Other Billionaires Make Donor Pact
Gates, Buffett, and 38 Other Billionaires Make Donor Pact
A little over a year after Bill Gates and Warren Buffett began hatching a plan over dinner to persuade America's wealthiest people to give most of their fortunes to charity, more than three-dozen individuals and families have agreed to take part, campaign organizers announced Wednesday. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Iran's Ahmadinejad unhurt after blast near motorcade
Iran's Ahmadinejad unhurt after blast near motorcade
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was unharmed by an attack with a homemade explosive device on his motorcade during a visit to the western city of Hamadan on Wednesday, a source in his office said. picked by plurk 2 months ago
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 9 dead in Connecticut workplace shooting
9 dead in Connecticut workplace shooting
A gunman who killed eight people and himself at a family-owned beer and wine wholesaler in Manchester, CT. may have been motivated by racial discrimination. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 Relieved at Departure of Girlfriend
Relieved at Departure of Girlfriend
Knut is back on his own in Berlin after Gianna, his high-maintenance Italian-born companion, was moved back to her home last week. He doesn't seem to be pining for her -- which isn't surprising because she has been stealing his carrots for the last 11 months. picked by delta 2 months ago
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 A Sign of the Economy: Counterfeiters
A Sign of the Economy: Counterfeiters
On Broadway in New York, shoppers can pick up items of questionable authenticity, and not just of the top luxury brands. picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Saggy Pants Ruling: Not a Crime to Look Foolish
Saggy Pants Ruling: Not a Crime to Look Foolish
"Not in the state of New York," Judge Ruben Franco told CBS affiliate WCBS. "In the state of New York there is no such law."

*keep that in mind suebe* picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Over in England, they're eating squirrels.
Over in England, they're eating squirrels.
A meal that may contain nuts.(Oven-ready ... with a nutty aftertaste) picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 The Plight of Afghan Women: A Disturbing Picture
The Plight of Afghan Women: A Disturbing Picture
Time Magazine:Our cover image this week is powerful, shocking and disturbing. It is a portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off for fleeing her abusive in-laws. picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Hate Crime Over Rap Music?
Hate Crime Over Rap Music?
Teen attacker warned whites "shouldn't be listening to rap music" picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 We Kill Them. Why Won't NYC Let People Eat The Geese
We Kill Them. Why Won't NYC Let People Eat The Geese
When the Prospect Park geese were rounded up and slaughtered, NYC officials shipped the carcasses to a landfill. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 At least 80 Dead in DR Congo Boat Sinking
At least 80 Dead in DR Congo Boat Sinking
As many as 138 people died when an overloaded boat carrying passengers and goods capsized in rough water in Bandundu, Democratic Republic of Congo, police said on Thursday. picked by Chamale 2 months ago
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 Ants
Ants
You think it'd be impossible to share your house with your wife, your daughter, and fifty million or so Argentine ants. And you would be correct. picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth
The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth
Socotra Island: you have to see it to believe it picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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  U.S. may face deflation, a problem Japan understands too well
U.S. may face deflation, a problem Japan understands too well
Economists worry that America could be edging closer to the trap that cost the other nation more than a decade of growth. picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Eat No Evil
Eat No Evil
Is that mâche local and roof-raised? What's the carbon footprint of your burger? Was your salmon farm-slaughtered or delicately line-caught? What does ethical eating mean to you? picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Suspected Nazi guard charged over 430,000 killings
Suspected Nazi guard charged over 430,000 killings
Prosecutors in Germany have charged suspected Nazi camp guard Samuel Kunz, 88, with helping to kill 430,000 Jews in the Holocaust and personally shooting 10 others.

Curious detail: he may be tried as a minor. picked by plurk 2 months ago
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