Monthly Archives: June 2017

Why do you itch and should you scratch? (from the BBC)

Why do you itch and should you scratch? When it comes to the science of the itch, we’ve only just scratched the surface of this medical mystery. As we discover on The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry, this overlooked … Continue reading

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T r u m p ’ s   L i e s Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office. By DAVID LEONHARDT and STUART A. THOMPSON JUNE 23, 2017

T r u m p ’ s   L i e s Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So … Continue reading

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County Population Percentages

The Upshot  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/22/upshot/Census-Time-Machine-Demographics-in-America.html?emc=edit_ne_20170623&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=78491532&te=1 19801990200020102020203020402050← in the pastin the future →Most resembles America… based on race, ethnicity, gender and age A Census Time Machine: Sioux Falls Is the Past, Staten Island the Present, Las Vegas the Future By NIRAJ CHOKSHI and … Continue reading

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Psychologists Open a Window on Brutal C.I.A. Interrogations

Posted, but not written by, Louis Sheehan   Two men who proposed interrogation techniques widely viewed as torture are part of a lawsuit filed on behalf of former C.I.A. detainees. Deposition videos, obtained exclusively by The New York Times, reveal … Continue reading

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How Hot Were the Oceans When Life First Evolved?

How Hot Were the Oceans When Life First Evolved? By Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor | June 3, 2017 10:40am ET When haze built up in the atmosphere of Archean Earth, the young planet might have looked like this … Continue reading

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