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NUNQUAM CEDE

  The Black Knight is not a quitter. It says so on his family coat of arms, 'Never Give Up' it says, in Latin, 'NUNQUAM CEDE' and he is damned if he is going to let the side down. It is true, he's legless and armless, but finished?  He disagrees.

Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Powered Early Space Exploration

A heartening testament to “the triumph of meritocracy” and to the idea that “each of us should be allowed to rise as far as our talent and hard work can take us.” By Maria Popova “No woman should say, ‘I am but a woman!’ But a woman! What more can you ask to be?” astronomer…Read more Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Powered Early Space Exploration

WOLVES GIVE LIFE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q Norway plans to kill off its critically endangered  wolf population. Are they crazy? I love to eat shellfish and scallops are one of my particular favourites. I don't like to eat them, though because the way they are fished - dredging - is hazardous to other sea life and their ecosystem.  So, when I…Read more WOLVES GIVE LIFE

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I0Ts, desktop death stars?

Investigative reporter, Brian Krebs is one of the the most authoritative voices on computer crimes and cyber security in the world. His krebsonsecurity blog is the go to source for analysis on internet crime. Last week his blog was shut down following a sustained DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. Since then the web is…Read more I0Ts, desktop death stars?

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 Have You Ever Seen Donald Trump Laugh?

Picture credit: Donald Trump smiles during a campaign rally in Fort Myers, Florida, September 19, 2016. (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst) If only Donald Trump could deeply, even convulsively laugh at himself—God knows, he has the material—he probably wouldn’t be running for president today. As Trump himself might say, there’s something going on. By Leslie Savan for…Read more  Have You Ever Seen Donald Trump Laugh?

How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics

What are you thinking? (Reuters/Claudia Daut) Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish…Read more How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics