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Bleak House by Charles Simic | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

Bleak House by Charles Simic | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The concerted effort backed by some of the richest men in this country to deprive poor Americans of the chance to get health insurance may be without precedent for sheer malice.
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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How to Get Away with Spying for the Enemy

How to Get Away with Spying for the Enemy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How does someone get away with helping a foreign adversary? Writer Sarah Laskow digs into the gonzo story of an American acquitted of spying for the Soviets—even after he confessed to it.
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An important, lyrical, critical book about the future of "Smart Cities"

An important, lyrical, critical book about the future of "Smart Cities" | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Adam Greenfield’s new book Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life (previously) has scored an outstanding review from The Guardian’s Steven Poole, who calls it “a landma…
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"Homo Deus", de Yuval Noah Harari

"Homo Deus", de Yuval Noah Harari | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Publicação sobre arte e tecnologia com particular ênfase em narrativa e criatividade, coordenada por Nelson Zagalo.
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The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project's Secrets

The Librarian Who Guarded the Manhattan Project's Secrets | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
While dodging accusations of communism, Charlotte Serber made the nuclear bomb possible.
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How cult leaders brainwash followers for total control – Alexandra Stein | Aeon Essays

How cult leaders brainwash followers for total control – Alexandra Stein | Aeon Essays | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The brainwashing methods of isolation, engulfment and fear can lead anyone to a cult. I should know – I was in one
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The lost genius of the Post Office

The lost genius of the Post Office | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For almost two centuries, the humble-seeming mail was a hotbed of invention. What happened?
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France’s D.520 Fighter Flew for Many Sides in World War II

France’s D.520 Fighter Flew for Many Sides in World War II | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The British had their Spitfire Mark I and II and the Germans had their Messerschmitt Bf.109E — designs that set the standard for high-performance fighters at the beginning of World War II. It’s always been a small consolation to the French that they had just begun to field thei
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The Mysterious Printer Code That Could Have Led the FBI to Reality Winner

The Mysterious Printer Code That Could Have Led the FBI to Reality Winner | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Many color printers embed grids of dots that allow law enforcement to track every document they output.
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ISIS Using Hollywood Movies in Recruiting Propaganda

ISIS Using Hollywood Movies in Recruiting Propaganda | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Stolen footage and copied scenes from films like 'American Sniper' and 'Hunger Games' are being incorporated inro the terror group's recruitment efforts.
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Iraq’s Close Encounters With Stealth Fighters

Iraq’s Close Encounters With Stealth Fighters | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In mid-December 1990, an Iraqi Airways Boeing 747 took off for a flight from Kuwait International — then occupied by Iraqi troops — to Baghdad. The aircraft was piloted by Captain Remzi, former fighter pilot with a long career flying Sukhoi Su-7BMKs and Su-20s during the war with Iran
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The Exquisitely English (and Amazingly Lucrative) World of London Clerks

The Exquisitely English (and Amazingly Lucrative) World of London Clerks | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s a Dickensian profession that can still pay upwards of $650,000 per year.
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The art of nuclear war

The art of nuclear war | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The atom captivated the world in 1939.

Since the discovery of the neutron in the early 1930s, the international scientific community had been racing t
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How We Really Tamed the Dog - Issue 50: Emergence - Nautilus

How We Really Tamed the Dog - Issue 50: Emergence - Nautilus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Suppose you wanted to build the perfect dog from scratch. What would be the key ingredients in the recipe? Loyalty and smarts would…
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Breaking Into a Russian Military Base to See an Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle Was Worth the Risk

Breaking Into a Russian Military Base to See an Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle Was Worth the Risk | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Because any trip to see a Soviet shuttle is worth it as long as no one’s wearing handcuffs at the end.
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The U.S. Military Just Attached a Laser Weapon to an Apache Gunship

The U.S. Military Just Attached a Laser Weapon to an Apache Gunship | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The thrust of the U.S. military’s laser weapon tests have focused on the sea, on land and aboard fixed-wing aircraft. You need a lot of power to generate a beam capable of burning through a target, which limits where you can stick a laser. But they can work on helicopters
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Donald Trump Is Building an Alliance of Oil States

Donald Trump Is Building an Alliance of Oil States | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, we’ve been told, Trump is dismantling the liberal world order created by Franklin D. Roosevelt at th
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I Was The First American Journalist To Visit This Unreal Hidden Car Museum

I Was The First American Journalist To Visit This Unreal Hidden Car Museum | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
SEAT may be one of the biggest carmakers that’s almost unknown in America. They’re sold pretty much everywhere but America, and as a result even American gearheads who are aware of Citroëns and Skodas often forget all about Spain’s biggest carmaker. That’s probably why no American automotive journalists have ever visited SEAT’s wonderful historic collection. Until now, bitches.
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Lockheed will build and fly SR-72 mach 6 prototype in the early 2020s | NextBigFuture.com

Lockheed will build and fly SR-72 mach 6 prototype in the early 2020s | NextBigFuture.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Lockheed will build and fly SR-72 mach 6 prototype in the early 2020s
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After 50 years, a private company will revive NASA’s “wet workshop”

After 50 years, a private company will revive NASA’s “wet workshop” | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A big challenge, but the payoff is incredible: Essentially "free" space stations.
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A Supercomputer Has Created the Largest Virtual Universe Ever Made

A Supercomputer Has Created the Largest Virtual Universe Ever Made | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Looking for dark matter takes some mind-blowing computing power.
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The Racist Caricatures of African Soldiers that Soothed French Colonial Anxieties

The Racist Caricatures of African Soldiers that Soothed French Colonial Anxieties | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
With a Weapon and a Grin, a new book by Stephan Likosky, traces the iconography used to infantilize African soldiers who fought in the French army during World War I.
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Fresh Finds at Rome’s Ancient Catacombs

Fresh Finds at Rome’s Ancient Catacombs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Catacombs of Domitilla will reopen in June after a seven-year restoration of two underground burial rooms, along with a new museum.
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History buff confirms 1830 legend of Australian pirates in Japan

History buff confirms 1830 legend of Australian pirates in Japan | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Nick Russell took a close look at contemporary samurai accounts of a strange ship that landed at Mugi port in 1830, and found it corroborated the celebrated legend of convict pirate William Swallow…
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