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Today in History

1571 In the last great clash of galleys, the Ottoman navy is defeated at Lepanto, Greece, by a christian naval coalition under the overall command of Spain’s Don Juan de Austria.
1765 Delegates from nine of the American colonies meet in New York to discuss the Stamp Act Crisis and colonial response to it.
In South Carolina, American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British major Patrick Ferguson in the Battle of Kings Mountain.
1849 Edgar Allan Poe, aged 40, dies a tragic death in Baltimore. Never able to overcome his drinking habits, he is found in a delirious condition outside a saloon that was used as a voting place.
1870 French Minister of the Interior Leon Gambetta escapes besieged Paris by balloon, reaching the French provisional government in Tours.
1913 In attempting to find ways to lower the cost of the automobile and make it more affordable to ordinary Americans, Henry Ford took note of the work of efficiency experts like Frederick Taylor, the “father of scientific management.” The result was the assembly line that reduced the time it took to manufacture a car, from 12 hours to 93 minutes.
1944 A prisoner uprising takes place at Birkenau concentration camp.
1949 Iva Toguri D’Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason.
1949 East Germany, the German Democratic Republic, is formed.
1976 Hua Guofeng, premier of the People’s Republic of China, succeeds the late Mao Zedong as chairman of the Communist Party of China.
1985 Four Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) hijackers seize the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and demand the release of 50 Palestinians held by Israel.
2001 The US invasion of Afghanistan in reaction to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 begins; it will become the longest war in US history.

Women Are Posting Naked Yoga Photos On Instagram for an Important Reason

naked Yoga
Women Are Posting Naked Yoga Photos On Instagram for an Important Reason
Here's the story behind the social media trend

Huge celestial fireball appears over China

A huge fireball lit up the sky over southwestern China Wednesday when a meteoroid entered the Earth’s atmosphere and burst into flames.
NASA data put the velocity of the fireball at 14.6 kilometers per second, generating impact energy equivalent to 540 tons of TNT as it blazed across the night sky near the border with Burma.

Researchers uncover drain pipes in our brains

Researchers uncover drain pipes in our brains
By scanning the brains of healthy volunteers, researchers at the National Institutes of Health saw the first, long-sought evidence that our brains may drain...

Bringing Children Closer to the Food We Produce

Your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more...

Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more...
The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time...

Robot For Sale

A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie.
He decides to test it out at dinner one night.
The father asks his son what he did that afternoon.
The son says, “I did some schoolwork.”
The robot slaps the son.
The son says, “OK, OK. I was at a friend’s house watching movies.”
Dad asks, “What movie did you watch?”
Son says, “Toy Story.”
The robot slaps the son.
Son says, “OK, OK, we were watching porn.”
Dad says, “What? At your age, I didn’t even know what porn was.”
The robot slaps the father.
Mom laughs and says, “Well, he certainly is your son.”
The robot slaps the mother…….
Robot for sale!

For the first time, LGBT pride flag to fly on federal land

It’s a rainbow-colored triumph whose meaning is compounded by the shadow Dumbass Trump’s junta has cast over LGBTQ rights. A rainbow flag will soon fly at the Stonewall National Monument in Manhattan, the first such flag to be permanently placed on federal land and maintained by the National Park Service, activists announced on Thursday.

Urban noise pollution is worst in poor and minority neighborhoods and segregated cities

Most Americans think of cities as noisy places – but some parts of U.S. cities are much louder than others. Nationwide, neighborhoods with higher poverty rates and proportions of black, Hispanic and Asian residents have higher noise levels than other neighborhoods. In addition, in more racially segregated cities, living conditions are louder for everyone, regardless of their race or ethnicity. 

Privatization Is a Disaster for Any Democratic Society

Columnist calls for repeal of 2nd Amendment — and destroys gun nuts’ favorite arguments

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens said in an explosive op-ed piece on Thursday that the Second Amendment should be repealed. “I have never understood the wingnut fetish for the Second Amendment,” Stephens wrote.

Facebook Remains America's Single Biggest Purveyor of Fake News

​Perpetrators of genocide say they’re ‘good people’

​Perpetrators of genocide say they’re ‘good people’
The men who were tried for their role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that killed up to 1 million people want you to know that they’re...

Milwaukee mother accused of burning autistic son to death in a bathtub

A Milwaukee woman has been accused of murdering her 4-year-old son suffering from autism after allegedly binding the child in belts and then setting him on fire in a bathtub in their apartment, according to court documents, reports said Thursday.
Amelia Di Stasio, 23, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the killing of her only child Antonio Di Stasio. She has been in jail with bail set at $400,000.

Sheriff Charged With Sexual Battery

School district punishes teachers for discussing anti-Semitism with students after swastika vandalism

A senior English teacher discussed anti-Semitism with her students after swastikas were drawn on the school — only to be reprimanded by the school district’s superintendent.

Nazi calls for 'action' against Illinois Jewish man

This story will likely be familiar to anyone who has followed the bizarre saga of Andrew Anglin, an obsessively anti-Semitic blogger whose clownish, millennial-targeted Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer has bounced across roughly nine different Internet hosts, in the wake of a post he wrote mocking the death of activist Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed after white nationalist James Fields rammed his car into a crowd of protesters at the doomed “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August.

Meet Madagascar’s oldest animal lineage

Meet Madagascar’s oldest animal lineage, a whirligig beetle with 206-million-year-old origins
There are precious few species today in the biodiversity hotspot of Madagascar that scientists can trace directly back to when all of Earth’s continents...

Animal Pictures