Monday, November 04, 2013

Missing links

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* 6-foot alligator forces Walmart to lock doors -- "...the uninvited visitor walked near the store’s automatic sliding doors and lingered, causing the doors to open and close."
* Amid Suspicion, Europe's Roma Struggle to Find Home -- "According to the European Commission, there are about 10 to 12 million Roma living in Europe, which makes them the largest ethnic minority on the continent, and 90 percent live below the poverty line."
* Book Review: Manual of Church Order, by John L. Dagg -- "With a title like Manual of Church Order, the little book by Baptist John L. Dagg (1794-1884) has little hope of becoming an international bestseller."
* Brooke Greenberg: 20-Year-Old "Toddler's" Legacy of Hope and Love "While Brooke's mysterious condition may lead to amazing scientific discoveries, on a quieter and more intimate level, she also leaves behind an inspiring legacy of unconditional love."
* Court reinstates most of Texas' new abortion rules -- "A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately..."
* How to Fix the Most Common Eye Problems -- "Shift focus between your fingertip and something across the room five to 10 times."
* 'Minicomputers' Live Inside the Human Brain -- "The most powerful computer known is the brain. The human brain possesses about 100 billion neurons with roughly 1 quadrillion — 1 million billion — connections known as synapses wiring these cells together."
* More Americans on Welfare Than Working Full Time -- "A new report from the Census Bureau showed a total of 108,592,000 people were on some sort of means-tested government benefits program in the fourth quarter of 2011, yet only 101,716,000 people were employed full-time for the entire year...Clearly, this is a huge problem. A country cannot survive if its citizens are not willing or able to work. In 35 states welfare pays better than an actual job. This is what we call an 'incentive'--and the U.S. is incentivizing people to not work."
* Odor from Sriracha chili plant a nuisance -- "The city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday asking a judge to stop production at the Huy Fong Foods factory, claiming the chili odor emanating from the plant is a public nuisance."
* The Neuroscience Behind How Sleep Cleans Your Brain -- "If we want to keep our knowledge working--and stay creative into our 80s, we need to figure out how to get amazing sleep."

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