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Saturday, 4 February 2017

More Trouble In Fukushima

quote [ The radiation level in the containment vessel of reactor 2 at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant has reached a maximum of 530 sieverts per hour, the highest since the triple core meltdown in March 2011, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. said. ]

Article in the extended.

[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Kat@6:02pmGMT] [8 comments]

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The long-distance learners of Aleppo

quote [ "The hardest thing about being a student in Aleppo? Actually, it's being alive," Mariam says.
There are still occasional rockets and mortar blasts, despite a ceasefire, but there are also big practical problems that would have put off a less determined student. ]

Because I dropped out of school and made many stupid mistakes, it took me 15 years to complete my first degree. This woman is a boss.

Article in the extended.

[SFW] [people] [+2 Good]
[by Kat@8:57pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The secret trade in baby chimps

quote [ His black hair is ruffled and his dirty nappy scrapes the concrete floor as he crawls towards the familiar figures of the men who have been holding him captive.

The baby chimp, ripped away from his family in the wild, is the victim of a lucrative and brutal smuggling operation, exposed by a 12-month-long BBC News investigation spanning half a dozen countries. ]

Apparently there is a black market for baby chimps that I never knew existed.
[SFW] [travel] [+5 WTF]
[by Kat@6:43amGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 30 January 2017

We Become What We Behold by Nicky Case!

quote [ a game about news cycles, vicious cycles, infinite cycles ]

A note from the game's creator in the extended.

[SFW] [games] [+3 Good]
[by Kat@7:49amGMT] [12 comments]

Trial Balloon for a Coup?

quote [ The theme of this morning’s news updates from Washington is additional clarity emerging, rather than meaningful changes in the field. But this clarity is enough to give us a sense of what we just saw happen, and why it happened the way it did. ]

I thought this was an interesting, if not chilling take on the events of the last 24 hours or so. Video of cute baby hedgehog in the extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+7 Interesting]
[by Kat@7:02amGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 26 January 2017

The Senior Staff of the State Dept. Just Resigned En Masse

quote [ Then suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, Kennedy and three of his top officials resigned unexpectedly, four State Department officials confirmed ]

It looks like the rangers are not the only ones resisting.
[SFW] [+10 Interesting]
[by Kat@4:50pmGMT] [23 comments]

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Colombian Plane Crash Kills 76, Including Brazil's Football Team

quote [ BOGOTA: A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport. ]

6 survivors reported. Article in the extended.

[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Informative]
[by Kat@2:37pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 26 November 2016

RIP Castro

quote [ "There are few individuals in the 20th century who had a more profound impact on a single country than Fidel Castro had in Cuba," Robert Pastor, a former national security adviser for President Jimmy Carter in the 1970s, told CNN in 2012. ]

If you feel like upmods: give it to the Fidel post above this one. It's a much better post :).

Article in the extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+8 Informative]
[by Kat@6:08amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Mother Accused of Injecting Her Children With Heroin

quote [ A probable cause affidavit states the 6-year-old told CPS investigators; “his mom and dad give him and his sisters the 'feel good medicine,'" which “he described as a white powder which was mixed with water," and that his parents "used a needle to inject the 'feel good medicine' into him and his sisters." ]

Article in the extended.

[SFW] [people] [+9 WTF]
[by Kat@9:58pmGMT] [10 comments]

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Student Dies from LSD-Induced Beating From Boyfriend

quote [ He became paranoid and imagined his girlfriend was plotting against him, the document said. He repeatedly punched and kicked her, using a kick he learned in taek won do. He then started strangling her with both hands and remembered yelling, Do you want to live? ]

She was from my department and was my lab partner a few months ago. One thing that you can't really tell from any of the articles about her is that she was ridiculously tiny. She was under 5 feet tall and was probably 100 lbs soaking wet.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+10 WTF]
[by Kat@1:49amGMT] [28 comments]

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