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Scot Stevenson
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Reads, writes and codes.
Reads, writes and codes.

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A Star Trek fan in Canada has been forced to turn over his personalized license plate after people complained its message, ASIMIL8, was insulting to indigenous people.

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Reports of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. are up 86 percent so far this year, according to a study released by the Anti-Defamation League. And with that increase comes a new wave of interest in a decades-old German law reinstating German citizenship to Holocaust refugees and their descendants.

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For his research, Tippett created a mathematical model of a Traversable Acausal Retrograde Domain in Space-time (TARDIS).

You clever, clever boy.

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The world just passed another round-numbered climate milestone. Scientists predicted it would happen this year and lo and behold, it has. On Tuesday, the Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading in excess of 410 parts per million (it was 410.28 ppm in case you want the full deal). Carbon dioxide hasn’t reached that height in millions of years.

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Garden Museum Director Christopher Woodward said he received a call from the builders and immediately assumed something had gone wrong with the project. "But wow, it was the crown - it's the mitre of an archbishop, glowing in the dark," he said. The red and gold mitre was resting on top of one of coffins - which were stacked on top of each other in a brick-lined vault.

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Today, the official March for Science Twitter account criticized the Trump Administration for bombing ISIS, claiming that the gigantic bomb we dropped on the terrorists is an "example of how science is weaponized against marginalized people."

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus. Their experiments under lab conditions show that these resistant cells can quickly replace diseased cells, potentially curing the disease in a person with HIV.

"Potentially" is the important word here, it would seem.

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Google is a federal contractor, which means it is required to allow the DoL to inspect and copy records and information about its its compliance with equal opportunity laws. (...) Google, however, repeatedly refused to hand over the data, which was a violation of its contractual obligations with the federal government, according to the DoL’s lawsuit.

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Even if Mastodon doesn't make it to the big leagues, however, it still sends an important message that the big networks need to stop copying each other and start listening to its users. Instead of doing what investors and advertisers want, perhaps Twitter and Facebook should do what its community wants.

Speaking of that, when can I have Reader back?
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