Monthly Archives: December 2016

CityLab has created a map of 30 years’ worth of pipeline accidents

CityLab has created a map of 30 years’ worth of pipeline accidents.  CityLab mapped out all significant pipeline accidents between 1986 and 2016, based on data compiled by Richard Stover, an environmental advocate and former research astronomer at the University … Continue reading

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How the body of an Arizona great-grandmother ended up as part of a U.S. Army blast test

At a nurse’s suggestion, the family contacted Biological Resource Center, a local company that brokered the donation of human bodies for research. Within the hour, BRC dispatched a driver to collect Doris. Jim Stauffer signed a form authorizing medical research … Continue reading

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The SEC accused a software developer of fraud for behaving like a software developer

Rooting out fraud and waste in government agencies is a laudable goal. But so, too, is acknowledging that office norms are changing. That’s opened corporate America, and particularly the tech world, to a wider array of working options—telecommuting, flexible schedules, … Continue reading

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NYTimes.com: Fake News Story Sets Off Israel-Pakistan Twitter Feud

A fake news story has touched off a tense Twitter confrontation between nuclear power Pakistan and Israel, widely believed to have a nuclear arsenal of its own, in an episode that underlines the potentially harmful impact of such stories in … Continue reading

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#Trump the #trickster and trickster theory

Lewis Hyde, _Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art_ (1998) “Hyde writes (p. 193) about Jesse Helms  leading the charge against NEA funding in the 1990s:  “The politicians who attacked the National Endowment for the Arts using Serrano [“Piss … Continue reading

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