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Jeremy Corbyn says Daily Mail and Sun stories 'nonsense'

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:52
Jeremy Corbyn responds to the Daily Mail by saying stories about him and a Czech spy are "nonsense".
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California ballot initiative to make state university free again by reinstating inheritance tax for millionaires

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:49

From their inception, California's state colleges and universities were free or nearly free for in-state students, but since the 1970s, the state systems have been ratcheting up tuition and originating loans that impose crippling debt on students, leading to delayed fertility, late home-ownership, reduced retirement savings, and dampening entrepreneurial risk-taking. (more…)

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KFC shortages to continue all week

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:48
The chicken chain says some outlets will be closed all week and others will have a reduced menu.
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Britain's KFCs just ran out of chickens

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:42

Truly, the end times are upon us, friends. Soon, the dead shall rise from the earth and believers will be called to their reckoning. I know these things shall come to pass, for I have seen the sign: Kentucky Fried Chicken ran out of chicken.

According to The Guardian, over two-thirds of the 900 KFC restaurants in the United Kingdom have been forced to close their doors, due to an acute shortage of birds to cook. The nightmare scenario is the fault of shipping giant DHL, who apparently hates joyfully greasy food. The Guardian reports that KFC chose DHL to manage its UK supply chain, because they'd illustrated having had their shit together when delivering stuff in other industries. By this logic, it's cool for you to leave your child's needs in the hands of a wheat thresher because it does such a good job of processing crops.

In a statement posted online, KFC assured the Internet that The Colonel is on top of the problem.

Fortunately, the chicken shortage shouldn't effect North American processed food aficionados, so we can all go on killing ourselves with scandalous amounts of sodium and fat, the same as always.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

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Physicists find a small chance the spacefaring Tesla will slam into Earth or Venus

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:42

So, what exactly is going to happen to that Tesla that Elon Musk shot into space?

It's going to wander around the solar system, sure. But there are planets and gravity and stuff, so what are the odds of it eventually slamming into something?

Small, but not zero -- according to this fun analysis by a group of astrophysicists! They modeled the Telsa's current trajectory and estimated that there's a mid-to-low-single-digit chance that it hits Earth or Venus over the next million years: The orbital evolution is initially dominated by close encounters with the Earth. The first close encounter with the Earth will occur in 2091. The repeated encounters lead to a random walk that eventually causes close encounters with other terrestrial planets and the Sun. Long-term integrations become highly sensitive to the initial conditions after several such close encounters. By running a large ensemble of simulations with slightly perturbed initial conditions, we estimate the probability of a collision with Earth and Venus over the next one million years to be 6% and 2.5%, respectively. We estimate the dynamical lifetime of the Tesla to be a few tens of millions of years.

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Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:38
Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it.
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Students substitute gun control protest for active shooter drill

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:25

After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students at MDI High School in Bar Harbor, Maine were scheduled to have a routine lock-down drill, in which students practice how to behave if their school is the site of a similar mass shooting; these drills teach children to sacrifice themselves by distracting the shooter before they are murdered in order to give other students a few more seconds during which the police might arrive and kill the shooter. (more…)

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Artist transforms London garage into quirky firetrap

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:22

Not to rain on anyone's parade, but this whimsical artist's home featured on Barcroft TV looks as if it breaks pretty much every building code in the book. (more…)

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Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:13
Doctors can stop providing life support to Alfie Evans against his parents' wishes, a court rules.
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West Ham: Premier League club charged over anti-doping breach

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:10
West Ham are charged by the Football Association over a breach of anti-doping regulations.
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Unsettling British pork advertisement

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:06

The aptly-named "Scarred for Life" Twitter account posted this remarkable ad for British pork, dating to some indefinitely creepy moment in the 1970s or 1980s. There should be a corollary for Poe's law ("it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken for the thing parodied") for parodies of British advertisements. Be sure to click through to the thread for more high-quality horrors of UK product marketing.

Previously: KFC Commercial, by Peter Serafinowicz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmMtIG0St64

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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