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2018 Was the Year Historians Went Viral on Twitter. Here’s How They Made Their Fantastic Threads.
Historians really figured out the platform this year, and we’re all smarter for it.
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1 hour ago by jacobraleigh
Munchkin Cat Trend: Is Breeding Deformity Animal Abuse? - CatTime
“Although Munchkin cats, when taken care of, can live about 12 to 15 years on average, there are some health problems that can develop due to their short legs. Lordosis is a condition that causes the spine to dip down and put pressure on the heart, lungs, and trachea, and it can be fatal as the organs begin to grow.”
cats  munchkins  2018 
3 hours ago by handcoding
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RT : 年自分が選ぶ今年の4枚 1月から結城晴が喋りだしたせいでオールシーズン狂っていました
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6 hours ago by Sabas
Nathan Smith on Twitter: "Agreed. It should always be budget neutral to get there and back.… "
(On conferences paying for speakers’ travel—)
“Agreed. It should always be budget neutral to get there and back.”
speakers  conferences  travel  2018  twitter  nathansmith 
yesterday by handcoding
Bruce Lawson on Twitter: "A fancy speaker dinner is nice - but not as a substitute for expenses being covered. Too many voices aren't heard in our industry: carers, disabled people, developers in lower-income countries, because they can't travel if their
“A fancy speaker dinner is nice - but not as a substitute for expenses being covered. Too many voices aren’t heard in our industry: carers, disabled people, developers in lower-income countries, because they can’t travel if their expenses aren’t met.”
conferences  speakers  travel  brucel  2018  twitter 
yesterday by handcoding
Why Did Humans Lose Their Fur?
Evolutionary theorists have put forth numerous hypotheses for why humans became the naked mole rats of the primate world. Did we adapt to semi-aquatic environments? Does bare skin help us sweat to keep cool while hunting during the heat of the day? Did we lose our fur to read each other's emotional responses such as fuming or blushing? Scientists aren't exactly sure, but biologists are beginning to understand the physical mechanism that makes humans the naked apes. In particular, a recent study in the journal Cell Reports has begun to depilate the mystery at the molecular and genetic level.
2018  science  human-evolution 
yesterday by bignose
Peter van Agtmael’s Eye on America - The New York Times
“There’s this pressure that war can be a shortcut to becoming a man that was appealing,” he explained. “I understood war was screwed up, but I also liked the idea of being respected for bravery,” he said, adding, “along with other dark and immature reasons.”

In his early stints, he said, he looked at the war mainly from the perspective of an American on the front lines. But he soon realized that the war was more about America in the Middle East and the people who lived there. Those people, he said, were the ones affected by it, the ones “who we generally refuse to see as three-dimensional human beings.”

As the wars continued, he said, he grew more interested in knowing what it was about America that made it “keep on fighting these reckless wars in reckless ways.”

In truth, he knew little about his own country.

“I started discovering America while on embeds in Iraq and Afghanistan because I was suddenly seeing a cross culture of race and class in American society that I hadn’t been exposed to growing up,” he said.
photography  conference  2018  War  gender  race  class 
yesterday by oripsolob

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