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Today in History

Diocletian is proclaimed emperor of Numerian in Asia Minor by his soldiers. He had been the commander of the emperor’s bodyguard.
Zumbi dos Palmares, the Brazilian leader of a 100-year-old rebel slave group, is killed in an ambush.
Sweden’s 17-year-old King Charles XII defeats the Russians at Narva.
In Cheyenne, Wyoming, 42-year-old hired gunman Tom Horn is hanged for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell.
Bulgaria proclaims its neutrality in the First World War.
Mrs. Glen Hyde becomes the first woman to dare the Grand Canyon rapids in a scow (a flat-bottomed boat that is pushed along with a pole).
Japan and China reject the League of Council terms for Manchuria at Geneva.
U.S. Army and Marine soldiers attack the Japanese-held islands of Makin and Tarawa, respectively, in the Central Pacific.
The Nazi war crime trials begin at Nuremberg.
Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey.
U.S. troops push to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria.
The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated.
President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.
The U.S. census reports the population at 200 million.
The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies.
The United States files an antitrust suit to break up AT&T.
South Africa backs down on a plan to install black rule in neighboring Namibia.
Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
Fire in England’s Windsor Castle causes over £50 million in damages.
The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to its lowest level in 11 years in response to failures in the US financial system.

Elementary School 'Share Tables' Keep Unwanted Lunch Food Out Of Trash

What a great idea, to share leftovers with other students.

Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout
Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by Dumbass Trump's decision to pull out.…

Skeletons found at Qumran could answer the Dead Sea Scrolls mystery

The caves near the Dead Sea have been a source of constant debate for a long time now. A 12th cave was discovered in September 2017, which was used to house the ancient documents. Now, there might be a scientific way to figure out who once occupied a settlement located near the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

What are the origins of mental illness?

Psychiatric research is full of complex problems and the appeal of new technologies to untangle them is high. A new study in Translational Psychiatry aimed to do just that: By growing cerebral organoids, or mini brains, derived from the cells of a group of patients with schizophrenia, Michal Stachowiak’s group from the University at Buffalo claimed to be one step closer to understanding the cause of this chronic and severe mental disorder.

Are millennials putting an end to gender differences?

When I was growing up, my grandparents followed traditional gender roles: grandfather managed real estate properties while grandma was home taking care of her children.
My parents deviated from that slightly: dad ran a business while mom worked part-time as a secretary.
Now, my generation is poised to eliminate “traditional” gender roles completely.

How many sex partners is average?

The average person in the United States has about 7 sexual partners in their lifetime, whereas a person in Europe has about 6 partners.

What Are the Real Chances of Suffering a Heart Attack During Sex?

Is This a 'Sex Panic' or a National Moment of Reckoning?

When It Comes to Sexual Assault, It’s Time for the Bystanders to Challenge the Bullies

Stress leads us to make bad decisions

If you’ve ever found yourself making an impulsively risky decision, ask yourself, Were you stressed about anything at the time? Maybe you got fired or got sick or had a conflict with your partner?
Well, that stressful experience may have affected your brain, which in turn may have made it harder for you to be rational, new research suggests. 

Why the Nazi Party Loved Decaf Coffee

People love coffee, but some folks don't want the feeling caffeine leaves behind. In previous centuries, drinking coffee and other sources of caffeine was considered indulgent and sometimes downright sinful. Decaf offered a guilt-free way to drink coffee. German coffee roaster Ludwig Roselius developed a method of removing the caffeine from coffee in 1905 and sold his decaf under the name Kaffee HAG. It was marketed as a healthy alternative to coffee, and was adopted by the health and fitness craze sweeping Germany in the 1920s and '30s. The Nazis got into the act, too. 
Under the Nazi Party, the appeal of decaf (a way to avoid stimulants) became state policy meant to safeguard the idolized Aryan race. Geoffrey Cocks, author of The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany, says that Nazis “earnestly believed that it was their duty and their responsibility not only to protect health of individual Germans, but the health of the entire German people as a biological, racial entity.” This of course excluded Jews and other non-Aryans, as well as homosexuals and the sick.
Similarly, the Party took measures to warn the Aryan population of caffeine’s dangers. A 1941 Hitler Youth Handbook, writes Stanford science historian Robert Proctor, states that “for young people at least, caffeine was a poison ‘in every form and in every strength.’” By the end of the 1930s, he adds, decaffeinated coffee was “widely available—and strictly regulated.”
There's a punch line to the era of Nazis drinking Kaffee HAG for their health. You can read the entire story at Atlas Obscura.

KKK member posts pictures of woman’s kids on Facebook and threatens them

"You don’t mess with the Klan, we’ll all come get you,” the Georgia woman was warned.

Cops Abuse Senior Couple Because they Think Hibiscus Is Marijuana

What happens if aliens are real?

Imagine if E.T., Yoda, and the Na’vi were more than just fictional beings—and what if we could talk to them from Earth? It might be possible one day, thanks to astronomers who sent a message to a star system that may have the ability to support life. The message, which included music and math, was sent in October, but it was announced to the public on Thursday, according to Scientific American.

When black holes meet ...

It has long been predicted that when two black holes merge, they ought to give out a staggering amount of energy in the form of gravitational waves.
To put the breathtaking scale of this outburst into perspective, it’s been calculated to be equivalent to the power output of 10²³ of our suns. That’s 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 suns!

It's a Myth That Turkey Makes You Sleepy

Former Appalachian coal miners are finding new work in unexpected places

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