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"Each time the French government attempts to unveil Muslim women, it does so under guise of liberalism. The universalistic, humanist values of the Enlightenment are brandished as the state presents itself as the protector of secularism, women’s rights, and civilization itself against the supposed, constructed barbarism of an extremist other, an enemy within the French nation. Yet these supposedly universal values are in fact eminently specific to France and its colonial history, and instrumentalized to perpetuate state racism. So when Prime Minister Manuel Valls declares that burkinis are “not compatible with the values of the French Republic” he is, in a way, correct, but the issue lies with the values of the French Republic, not the burkini."
If the burkini is incompatible with fundamental French values, it is those fundamental values that have to change.
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Displaying BAHFest promo Photo.jpg Only 86 tickets left!! Discuss this comic in the forum. August 16, 2016. Hey science geeks! The luscious Ed Yong, probably the best science writer going, has written a wonderful book called I Contain Multitudes, which discusses the invisible world of microbes.
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"Ancient Egyptians suffered from many of the same health problems that still plague us today, from heart disease to cancer. That makes their mummies potentially valuable sources of information about the history of those diseases. But when it comes to cancer, there’s a problem: No one knows for certain what a mummified tumor looks like. So one scientist set out to catalog the traits of dried-out tumors by making her own. Jennifer Willoughby, a doctoral student in bioarchaeology at Western University in London, Canada, convinced a cancer lab to send her a handful of recently deceased mice, most with tumors and a few without. Some she buried in sand in a hot terrarium, to mimic bodies naturally preserved in dry desert environments. Others got the full Ancient Egyptian treatment. Willoughby carefully removed their internal organs, minus the brain (which she couldn’t get out through their tiny noses), and then filled their abdomens and covered their bodies with natron, a dehydrating chemical used by the Ancient Egyptians. After 50 days of drying, Willoughby dipped the second set of mice in pine resin and wrapped them in linen bandages sealed with beeswax. As a final touch, she anointed them with frankincense and myrrh and said a prayer over them, “Ancient Egyptian–style.” When she later looked at both groups of mice in a computed tomography scanner, their tumors were obvious, Willoughby reported last week at the World Congress of Mummy Studies here. Compared with other soft tissues, including internal organs, the tumors appeared much more solid, and they interacted differently with the x-rays. The finding means that researchers—including Willoughby—can soon start systematically searching for tumors in Ancient Egyptian human mummies. Fortunately, they won’t have to create those mummies themselves".
Homemade mice mummies provide first diagnostics for dried-out tumors
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>In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Travis Kalanick revealed that the company is preparing to add self-driving cars to its fleet of active drivers in Pittsburgh as soon as this month.

The company will deploy around 100 modified Volvo XC90s outfitted with self-driving equipment. Each vehicle will be staffed by one engineer, who can take the wheel as/when needed, and a co-pilot to observe and take notes. There will also be a “liquid-cooled” computer sitting in the trunk recording trip and map data.

That will mean that regular Uber punters in the city have a chance of getting an autonomous vehicle for their ride — their trip will be free if so.

// MUCH EXCITE
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What the ever loving F@^K?
It’s nonsensical, sexist and vile to require women to literally have body parts removed as a way to diminish their natural athletic advantages.
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And he came from a small Island, riding a White Horse and he restored plague and pestilence to their glory thence to kill the sons of men and his name was Wakefield.
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Article on economics, and how politicians (I'm looking at you Morriscum) use terms they don't understand, like deficit, to shut down debate.

For non-Australian's Scott Morrison is the mentally challenged and morally bankrupt Christofascist currently wearing the official hat of the Treasurer of Australia.
Before taking on the role of “managing the Australian economy”, Malcolm Turnbull was a lawyer. Tony Abbott dabbled in journalism and the priesthood, Ben Chifley was an engine driver and John Howard was a suburban solicitor. Paul Keating managed a rock band. You have to be a lawyer to become attorney-general, but you don’t have to be an economist to be the prime minister. Indeed, you don’t even have to be an economist to be the treasurer.
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Of all the traits attributed to Women on the Autism Spectrum, there remains one that not only continues to go unrecognized as a valid trait but has also suffered the fate of being reconstructed by …
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Welcome to Australia...
PS.. don't stuff around with a Combat Wombat.
The wombat responsible for the attack is still at large
A Canberra woman feared she would die after being attacked by a wombat while walking her dogs in Canberra.
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I do feel sorry for her but I also can't stop giggling. We got a plush wombat toy years ago. One of our cats was simply terrified of it. Maybe he knew something we didn't.
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This, one thousand and twenty four times this...
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Guy with cane. Grumpy due to chronic pain. Single since March 2014, old enough to know better, enough of a romantic to not rule out trying again.
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