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Pages and media I find fascinating online. All sorts of topics.
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Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 "Doomsday" Myth

Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 "Doomsday" Myth | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
Unprecedented paintings and calculations have emerged from under the Guatemalan jungle—including evidence against the 2012 "doomsday myth."...
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Batman gets pulled over by the police for not having a license plate on his Batmobile

Batman gets pulled over by the police for not having a license plate on his Batmobile | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
Apparently in Gotham City you don't need proper tags on your vehicle, as this "Batman" learned when he got pulled over by the police outside of Baltimore, Maryland, which ...
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Oldest Alien Planets Found—Born at Dawn of Universe

Oldest Alien Planets Found—Born at Dawn of Universe | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
Two Jupiter-like worlds have been found orbiting a star that formed less than a billion years after the big bang, scientists say.
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High Court Rejects Patents on Genes, Sending Breast Cancer Gene Case Back to Square One

High Court Rejects Patents on Genes, Sending Breast Cancer Gene Case Back to Square One | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it

"Amid all the hype over the federal health care law before the Supreme Court, you might have missed this even more relevant news: The high court rejected an appeals court ruling allowinggenes to be patented. The case involves two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer, patented by Myriad Genetics Inc."

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Gays Can't Marry In North Carolina, But Life Isn't Exactly Easy For Straight Couples, Either

Gays Can't Marry In North Carolina, But Life Isn't Exactly Easy For Straight Couples, Either | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it

Hilarious. A sample: "But not being able to use an excessively large, incredibly difficult to import exotic Asian land mammal to plow cotton? But this is where I draw the fucking line. Seriously, North Carolina: Fuck you."

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Are Facebook 'Likes' Protected By The First Amendment?

Are Facebook 'Likes' Protected By The First Amendment? | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
There are lots of details in this case that aren't worth getting into, but in a dispute over a firing of some employees for the local sheriff, after they "liked" the Facebook profile of someone running for election against their boss, a...
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Police: CVS robberies were an inside job; three suspects arrested

Police: CVS robberies were an inside job; three suspects arrested | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
A store employee, his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s father have all been arrested in connection with the armed robberies in Potomac.
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Artificial Lunar Atmosphere (1974)

Artificial Lunar Atmosphere (1974) | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it

"That's right! You can have an atmosphere on the moon! It's simple! It'll just be hideously radioactive!"

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Have you herd? Goats hit UGA campus

Have you herd? Goats hit UGA campus | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
They're not being allowed between the hedges just yet, but a herd of eight goats is now calling 2 acres on the University of Georgia home.
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New iOS App Helps Ship Captains Avoid Whale Collisions

New iOS App Helps Ship Captains Avoid Whale Collisions | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
We can do a lot more with mobile software than guess our friends' less-than-artistic drawings or launch menacing birds at unsuspecting pigs....
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Ai Weiwei installs studio webcams for supporters and security services

Ai Weiwei installs studio webcams for supporters and security services | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
On the one-year anniversary of his detention, the artist has a gift to friends worried about his safety and the authorities who want to know what he's up to...
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Light Painting: 7 Stunning Works of Art [VIDEO]

Light Painting: 7 Stunning Works of Art [VIDEO] | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
We examine a photographic technique that "paints with light." Take a look at the captivating results!
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Hunterdon Prosecutor: Artillery shell exploded while Delaware Township man was drilling it

Hunterdon Prosecutor: Artillery shell exploded while Delaware Township man was drilling it | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
John Grimm III was in his garage working on a project involving two artillery shells, possibly making a lamp, official says...
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Reboot the Romney-bot

Reboot the Romney-bot | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
Since clinching the nomination, the candidate's behavior has become even less recognizably human...
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Supreme Court lets stand ruling that sides with transgender inmates

Supreme Court lets stand ruling that sides with transgender inmates | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
A Wisconsin law barring state funding for hormone treatments or sex-change operations for transgender prisoners was struck down, a ruling upheld on appeal. The Supreme Court declined the case.
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Futurity.org – Computer detects liars’ eye activity

Futurity.org – Computer detects liars’ eye activity | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it

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Inspired by the work of psychologists who study the human face for clues that someone is telling a high-stakes lie, University at Buffalo computer scientists are exploring whether machines can also read the visual cues that give away deceit.

Results so far are promising: In a study of 40 videotaped conversations, an automated system that analyzed eye movements correctly identified whether interview subjects were lying or telling the truth 82.5 percent of the time."

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German Police Used Only 85 Bullets Against People in 2011

German Police Used Only 85 Bullets Against People in 2011 | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
According to Germany's Der Spiegel, German police shot only 85 bullets in all of 2011, a stark reminder that not every country is as gun-crazy as the U.S. of A.
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North Carolina Pastor Advocates Punching Gay Acting Children

North Carolina Pastor Advocates Punching Gay Acting Children | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
The words of a homophobic North Carolina preacher are reverberating around the Internet today, following a sermon in which he advocated physically assaulting toddlers with...
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'Swastika on the ballot': American Nazi Party gets its first lobbyist

'Swastika on the ballot': American Nazi Party gets its first lobbyist | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
The American Nazi Party has its first lobbyist in Washington, according to reports.
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Police save words of blind author who wrote 26 pages after pen ran out

Police save words of blind author who wrote 26 pages after pen ran out | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
A blind woman who did not realise the novel she was writing was blank after her pen ran out has been saved after a police force used forensic techniques to recover the words.
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DeLaSalle kids have a few words with archdiocese at marriage talk

DeLaSalle kids have a few words with archdiocese at marriage talk | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it

These kids rock.

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Family rescued after car crashes into bayou

Family rescued after car crashes into bayou | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
A family was rescued after a car crashed into a bayou near Captain Shreve High School.
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Facial recognition software to be used for identifying unknown subjects in portraits

Facial recognition software to be used for identifying unknown subjects in portraits | Online Fascinators | Scoop.it
University of California, Riverside researchers have embarked on a study to determine if facial recognition software can identify unknown subjects in historical works of art. With an initial grant of...
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