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Chrysippus Died Laughing (Literally)

Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: History

From thepostmortempost.com

Chrysippus was a Greek Stoic philosopher born circa 279BC in Soli, Cilicia, a Roman province located in modern-day Turkey. He served as head of the Stoic School of Hellenistic philosophy in Athens until his death in circa 206BC.

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The tube at a standstill: why TfL stopped people walking up the escalators

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Britain

From www.theguardian.com

Itâ€s British lore: on escalators, you stand on the right and walk on the left. So why did the London Underground ask grumpy commuters to stand on both sides? And could it help avert a looming congestion crisis?

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Paranoia, claustrophobia, lots of men: how The Thing inspired Tarantino's Hateful Eight

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Entertainment

From www.telegraph.co.uk

When you think of the films that play into the work of Quentin Tarantino, the list of inspirations seems endless: crime flicks, French new wave, Hong Kong action pictures, obscure Italian Westerns, Blaxploitation and that film where Bruce Lee wears a yellow tracksuit (Game of Death).

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MSG Isnâ€t Harmful -- Science of Us

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Science

From nymag.com

Chances are, you’re a little wary of MSG, even if you’re not exactly sure why. (It’s something to do with Chinese food and headaches or … something … right?) This week, the folks at the American Chemical Society, a congressionally chartered organization representing professionals and researchers in the field of chemistry, released a video designed to assuage those fears, assuring us that MSG is perfectly safe to consume.

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The Hateful Eight review: Agatha Christie with gags, guns and Samuel L Jackson

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Entertainment

From www.theguardian.com

The brilliant and pitiless Quentin Tarantino now gives us a vast American epic set mostly in just one room. In fact, the various sections and corners of that room start to feel as distant as cities or deserts.

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Breaking the Bank for a Burger - WSJ

Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Economics

From www.wsj.com

The Filipino restaurant Manila Social Club, in Brooklynâ€s Williamsburg neighborhood, just made a splash with a confectionary creation that makes people crazy: a shiny, $100 doughnut covered in 24-carat gold.

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Novak Djokovic tells of being offered $200,000 to fix a match

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Sports

From www.theguardian.com

On a day of extended drama and fevered speculation, Novak Djokovic spoke in depth for the first time about being offered $200,000 (Ł140,000) to fix a match 10 years ago and Roger Federer, the gameâ€s most venerated player, called the latest allegations, to be aired on the BBC on Tuesday night, “far-fetched”.

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China has had a telescope on the moon for the past two years

Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Space

From www.newscientist.com

Point a telescope at the moon, and you might just see one looking back. Chinese researchers have reported that their robotic telescope, the first of its kind, has been operating flawlessly ever since it landed on the moon in 2013.

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Add Your Own Egg

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Economics

From thepointmag.com

The mosquito net donations are an excellent example of how the decisions of effective altruists are rooted in their own happiness rather than others as demonstrated by the use of some of these nets for fishing by starving villagers, see http://nyti.

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The Hive Becomes More Populous | Economic Principals

Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Economics

From www.economicprincipals.com

For 125 years, practically since the beginning of the industrial age, General Electric Co. has been the pole star among US technology companies, second only to DuPont Co. and, for a time, Bell Telephone.

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