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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Today in History

Catholic forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella take the town of Granada, the last Muslim kingdom in Spain.
The French begin bombardment of Madras, India.
Photography pioneer Louis Daguerre takes the first photograph of the moon.
The USS Brooklyn is readied at Norfolk to aid Fort Sumter.
In the second day of hard fighting at Stone’s River, near Murfreesboro, TN, Union troops defeat the Confederates.
President Theodore Roosevelt closes a post office in Indianola, Mississippi, for refusing to hire a Black postmistress.
U.S. Marines are sent to Santo Domingo to aid the government against rebel forces.
After a six-month siege, the Russians surrender Port Arthur to the Japanese.
Russian Bolsheviks threaten to re-enter World War I unless Germany returns occupied territory.
Japanese forces in Manchuria set up a puppet government known as Manchukuo.
In Berlin, Nazi officials claim that their treatment of Jews is not the business of the League of Nations.
In the Philippines, the city of Manila and the U.S. Naval base at Cavite fall to Japanese forces.
The Allies capture Buna in New Guinea.
In Vietnam, the Viet Cong down five U.S. helicopters in the Mekong Delta. 30 Americans are reported dead.
American G.I.s move into the Mekong Delta for the first time.
The United States admits the accidental bombing of a Hanoi hospital.
President Jimmy Carter asks the U.S. Senate to delay the arms treaty ratification in response to Soviet action in Afghanistan.
British police arrest the “Yorkshire Ripper” serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe.
A severe winter storm hits the Midwestern US; in Chicago temperatures plunge to -13 ºF and 19 inches of snow fell; 68 deaths are blamed on the storm.
A coal mine explosion in Sago, West Virginia, kills 12 miners and critically injures another. This accident and another within weeks lead to the first changes in federal mining laws in decades.

What’s unusual about these pictures?

The Youngest Female Billionaire Isn't Who You'd Expect

Easy Ways to Avoid Overindulging At Dinner

weight loss dinner tips5 Easy Ways to Avoid Overindulging At Dinner
The toughest meal of the day, conquered

Simple Trick Might Help You Lose 10 Pounds Without Dieting At All

How Much Salad You Should Eat to Keep Your Brain 11 Years Younger

how much salad should you eat for brain health? Here's How Much Salad You Should Eat to Keep Your Brain 11 Years Younger
A new study found that eating greens can protect against memory loss

Lithium, Love and Losing My Mind

Chemicals in America Are Woefully Unregulated

Russian tankers smuggling oil to North Korea

Dumbass Trump has been silent, though one day earlier, he blasted China for the same thing.

Big Victories for Feminism Last Year

At Least 81 Journalists Were Killed Last Year

Next Financial Crisis Will Be Worse Than the Last One

New image from NASA shows massive iceberg in Antarctica melting

NASA released a new image on Friday showing a large, shattered chunk of iceberg that broke off from one of Antarctica’s main glaciers earlier this year.
The fragmented piece of iceberg called B-44 calved from Pine Island Glacier—the continent’s fastest melting glacier—in September. A satellite image taken on December 15, around midnight local time, by NASA’s Landsat 8 offers an up-close view of one of the many fragments that shattered from the glacier.

Dumbass Trump says cold weather disproves global warming

Dumbass Trump says cold weather disproves global warming. His own White House disagrees.
Dumbass Trump can't quit climate denial.
Just as spring means the flowers bloom, winter means Dumbass Trump’s climate denial blossoms.

It is abnormally cold in the United States

While the majority of the United States rang in the new year in record cold conditions, almost everywhere else in the world will head into 2018 experiencing above-average temperatures — a reminder that even when it is unusually cold in one part of the world, the larger global warming trend is still very much a reality.

Federal court rules California high school student can’t be forced to stand for national anthem

The court ruling bars the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District from setting rules that prohibit “kneeling, sitting or similar forms of political protest” at sports events and require students and coaches to “stand and remove hats/helmets… during the playing or singing of the National Anthem,” according to a December 21 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Twitter revokes the verification of a Pizzagate truther

Twitter once again had to revoke the verification of a lunatic fringe wingnut 'journalist' and Pizzagate truther on Sunday after she accused celebrity couple Chrissy Teigan and John Legend of taking part in a Hollywood pedophile ring.

How The Animal Kingdom Sleeps

All animals sleep, although we really don't know why. We have several theories, but there is no consensus on the matter. Animals don't all sleep the same way. Elephants sleep only a few minutes at a time, while cats sleep most other lives. And dolphins only sleep with half their brains at a time!

Ed Yong tells us about research into how different animals sleep. One thing we're sure about -you have to get the right amount of sleep to function properly. I've been reading Yong's science articles for years, and this is the first time I've ever heard him speak. Up until now, I've read those articles in an American accent, but will read them in a British accent from now on.

Animal Pictures