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From the archives of The New Yorker.
Kate McCormickSeduced and pregnant by her father's friendUnwed, she died from abortion, her only choice.Abandoned in life and death by family.With but a single rose from her mother.Buried only through the kindness of unknown benefactors. Died Feb.1875 [sic] age 21.Victim of an unforgiving societyHave mercy on us. Res ipsa loquitur. Details at Amusing (!) Planet.
Two explanations from the Explain Like I'm Five subreddit: "Imagine I took a standard piece of paper. I could fold it into 4 pieces, then cut the top and bottom a bit, staple it, and have a small book. This is called a signature. They can be as small as 4 pages, or much larger. Show More Summary
Krebs on Security reports that now paying ransom to cybercriminals does not ensure that the database will be restored:Tens of thousands of personal and possibly proprietary databases that were left accessible to the public online have just been wiped from the Internet, replaced with ransom notes demanding payment for the return of the files. Show More Summary
YouTube link. Via Neatorama.
Don't know why it's scary? More info here. Photo via the Pics subreddit, cropped for emphasis.
Events from the 17th century that are generally not known, and do not enter discussions of the history of slavery:In 1627 Barbary corsairs from Algiers and Salé descended on Iceland in two separate raids, taking around 400–900 prisoners (Iceland's population at the time has been estimated to have been about 60,000). Show More Summary
YouTube link. "Earth is not cooling, climate change Is real and please stop using our video to mislead Americans. "
That's when a new star will rise in the east and dominate the sky. This is the result of a collision of two stars that happened 1800 years ago.Before their meeting the two stars were too dim to be seen by the naked eye, but in 2022, the newly formed Red Nova will burn so brightly in the constellation Cygnus that everyone will be able to to see it... Show More Summary
It's not easy -Unfortunately, one of the largest components of a wind turbine —the blades— are completely unrecyclable.Turbine blades are made from glass or carbon-fiber composites. These materials are strong, lightweight and has a significant aerodynamic advantage, but they are nearly impossible to recycle. Show More Summary
Via the GetMotivated subreddit.
Located just 3 hours from Cusco, but comparatively unknown until recent years when climate change caused the overlying snow to melt and reveal the colorful formation. More photos at Google Images.Further discussion and relevant links at the EarthPorn subreddit. Show More Summary
If you have purchased a milk product in [any of the states highlighted above] since 2003, you are eligible to share in a $52 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused milk cooperatives of conspiring to raise prices.Applications can be filed online at www.boughtmilk.com. Show More Summary
More examples here. Please share the link, because way WAY too many people do not understand this fundamental principle of science.
Gail Horalek, the mother of a 7th-grade child in Michigan in the US, has made international headlines by complaining that the unabridged version of Anne Frank's diary is pornographic and should not be taught at her daughter's school....Show More Summary
From the archives of The New Yorker.
This week marks the anniversary of the "Children's Blizzard" (also known as the "Schoolhouse Blizzard."When the storm hit, it caught so many settlers by surprise that between 250 and 500 people died that weekend, according to estimates...Show More Summary
As reported by CBS Boston:CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring...Show More Summary
"In many respects, freshwater pearly mussels look like any other bivalve mollusc, but what sets some of them apart (notably Lampsilis spp.) is the unusual extension of their fleshy mantle that grows beyond the confines of the protective shell valves to wave around in the water. Show More Summary
"Dog-whistle politics is political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup. The phrase is often used...Show More Summary