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‘Get me off your f*cking mailing list’ accepted for publication by scam academic journal

An Australian computer scientist tired of being spammed by a fake academic journal submitted a paper entitled — and consisting entirely of the words — “Get me off your f*cking mailing list,” only to have the essay accepted.
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Cleveland police shoot 12-year-old boy holding toy gun

The boy, who was shot in the stomach, was in “serious condition” and undergoing surgery.
Alexander Fleming, who is credited with discovering penicillin in 1928. (Wikipedia)

The 80 greatest moments in the last 80 years: The people and events that shaped our world

Agree or disagree, scratching your head at a few of the names or delighted to see some unsung heroes, it’s undeniably a list that is as diverse in opinion as it is unifying in themes.
Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman smiles during the World Business Forum in New York (AFP)

Paul Krugman destroys arguments against Obama’s immigration plan

"It's a simple matter of human decency."
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I went undercover to become ‘ex-gay’: Inside the slimy world of conversion therapy

Posing as a confused gay man, I journeyed into the world of charlatans and religious con men.

7 hipster ‘superfoods’ that aren’t really that good for you

Some of the hippest health foods make the murkiest claims about their benefits and ethical sourcing.
Gary Varvel cartoon original (Indy Star)

Indianapolis newspaper alters, then deletes racist Thanksgiving cartoon following complaints

The Indianapolis Star ran the cartoon by editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel showing a family coming in through the window to share in the holiday meal, with the house owner announcing to his family and guests, “Thanks to the president’s immigration order we’ll be having extra guests this Thanksgiving.”
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Doctors track tapeworm’s wriggling, burrowing 4-year journey through UK man’s brain

After a series of initial tests, doctors found an unidentified mass in the patient’s brain that appeared — after repeated scans — to be moving from one side of his head to the other.
Adam Lanza

Newtown massacre shooter Adam Lanza indulged dark obsessions online

By the time Adam Lanza massacred 26 children and adults at a Connecticut school two years ago, he was living in nearly complete isolation, communicating with no one except an online network of people obsessed with mass murder.