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In 1780, America's First Mass Murder Was A Crime Of "Uncommon Horror" http://truecrime.io9.com/in-1780-americas-first-mass-murder-was-a-crime-of-unc-1706814529
He served under George Washington during the Revolutionary War. But Barnett Davenport made his mark on early America in far less heroic way: he’s remembered as the first known mass killer, a crime dubbed “the most horrid murders ever perpetrated in this country, or perhaps any other.”
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A shocking account. I think terrible crimes have always occurred, but media was not as adept in days of old. 
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Poet and philosopher of mathematics and science Emily Grosholz reads three of her poems: In Praise of Fractals, The Dissolution of the Rainbow & Among Cosmologists. http://fqxi.org/community/podcast/2015.05.25 
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The Brothers Grimm in Three Transcendent Dimensions: Shaun Tan’s Breathtaking Sculptural Illustrations for the Beloved Tales  http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/05/25/shaun-tan-philip-pullman-brothers-grimm/
Hauntingly beautiful visual vignettes in paper and clay. In his magnificent meditation on fairy tales and the psychology of fantasy, J.R.
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Dr. Nash extended the analysis beyond zero-sum, I-win-you-lose types of games to more complex situations in which all of the players could gain, or all could lose.
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Remember how everyone was all abuzz about the "moneyball" style Obama for President campaign? Well just wait until we all figure out the Nash equilibria of public policy/participation. "The revolution will not be televised."
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Valar Morghulis: Could the GAME OF THRONES Hall of Faces Actually Exist? [spoilers] http://nerdist.com/valar-morghulis-could-the-game-of-thrones-hall-of-faces-actually-exist/
Valar more-spoilers. A girl must science.  Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss finally gave us a peek into the lives of the Faceless Men on last week's episode “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” and it didn't dissapoint. The religious cohort of skin-changers was first introduced to viewers by the badassery of assassin Jaqen H'ghar, who helped Arya Stark escape from Harrenhal in Season two. Now, years (and too many deaths to count) l...
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The action and result will reveal them 
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If it rains this Memorial Day weekend, it will be a mathematical impossibility. (Watch) http://slate.me/1Rf2nZA  
The surface area of every raindrop presents a physical barrier to their formation. How is that barrier overcome? The MinutePhysics team breaks it down into (almost) understandable terms. Watch, rewatch, and learn.
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How A Tea Party Turned Into A Scientific Legend http://io9.com/how-a-tea-party-turned-into-a-scientific-legend-1706697488
When pouring tea, do you add the tea first or the milk first? If you think it can’t possibly matter, you’re unfortunately wrong — as Dr. Ronald Fisher proved at an innocuous tea party where he conducted an experiment that changed statistical science forever.
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Love it

How about a chai tea party
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Face Off: Building a Toy Universe to Pit Quantum Theory Against Gravity Quantum physicist Sorin Paraoanu is building an artificial spacetime in the lab from SQUIDs--to test inflation and quantum gravity.  http://fqxi.org/community/articles/display/201
FQXi catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.
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Keep in mind that this experiment will still require interpretation of results that can be disputed. And still won't answer many of the questions posed by inquiry into the nature of reality.

The bulk of Quantum Gravity, M-theory and related cosmological theories can only be described mathematically, never directly observed - multiple "compact" dimensions for example.

According to Atheists that means it cannot possibly be true.

Atheists are obtuse.
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Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten. http://wpo.st/WJpI0
In Margraten, Dutch families have adopted and cared for each one of 8,300 U.S. graves for 70 years.
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"More than 100 people are on a waiting list to become caretakers."

THERE'S A WAITING LIST.
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The Logic ThatStumped Brooklyn Nine Nine: The most famous logic puzzle from the best police comedy on television, and how to (finally) solve it. https://medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/weekend-diversion-the-logic-that-stumped-brooklyn-nine-nine-e3974789ca7e

“There are 12 men on an island. 11 weigh exactly the same amount, but one of them is slightly lighter or heavier. You must figure out which. The island has no escapes, but there is a see-saw. The exciting catch? You can only use it three times.”
The most famous logic puzzle from the best police comedy on television, and how to (finally) solve it!
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+Brian Holt Hawthorne​ yep, I see that now. Thanks.
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The Secrets Of The Theory of General Relativity In An Alphabetic Primer http://space.io9.com/the-secrets-of-the-theory-of-general-relativity-in-an-a-1704407203
Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is beautiful, elegant, and a golden standard of, “This is what complex physics looks like.” To celebrate the centennial of its publication, the Perimeter Institute put together an alphabetic primer of lessons and trivia to bring you up to speed.
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C.S. Lewis on Why We Read  http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/11/26/c-s-lewis-literature-reading-books/ 
"in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like a night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see. Here, as in worship, in love, in moral action, and in knowing, I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do."
How great books both change us and make us more ourselves. "A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another," Rebecca Solnit wr
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Science writer, cocktail physics
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I'm a science writer, author of several popular science books for general readers. I also have my own blog at Scientific American, Cocktail Party Physics. Most recent books: "Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self," coming out January 28, 2014, and "The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse" (2010).
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Married to +Sean Carroll (affectionately known as the Time Lord). Black belt in jujitsu (although I no longer practice). Ran a program for two years matching scientists with writers, producers and directors in Hollywood, for the National Academy of Sciences. Dedicated to stamping out the notion of "two cultures": science is as much a part of creative human endeavor as the arts. I make a mean pad thai. Also orange/cranberry scones. Quite possibly first and only person to utter the phrase "negative index of refraction" on late-night TV (Craig Ferguson).
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