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The Black Panthers fed more hungry kids than the state of California | Aeon Essays

The Black Panther Party’s Free Breakfast for Children Program in action, New York, 1969. Photo by Bev Grant/Getty Images It wasn’t all young men and guns: the Black Panther Party’s programs fed more hungry kids than the state of California … Continue reading

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How Chile’s Socialists Won

Chile’s new president is a 36-year-old socialist, but that might just be the start of the country’s changes. More than 30 years after the end of the U.S.-backed dictatorship, Chile might soon have a brand new constitution, one that Chileans … Continue reading

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The Man Who Accidentally Killed The Most People In History

A part of this video is sponsored by Wren. Offset your carbon footprint on Wren: ​https://www.wren.co/start/veritasium. For the first 100 people who sign up, I will personally pay for the first month of your subscription! Massive thanks to Prof. Francois … Continue reading

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What Was The Worst Year In Human History? | Answers With Joe

[…] We’re living in trying times, maybe you heard that somewhere? But there have definitely been worse times to be alive. In today’s video, we look back at some of the worst years in human history, including one year that … Continue reading

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BBC World Service – CrowdScience, How many fossils are there?

Have we already found the last T. rex? Or are there many more to be discovered? The odds of becoming a fossil are vanishingly small. And yet there seem to be an awful lot of them out there. In some … Continue reading

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National Park Service Adds 16 New Underground Railroad Sites to Commemorative Network | The Smithsonian Magazine

Nora McGreevy The Commemorative at St. Mary’s College of Maryland honors the enslaved people who once lived and worked there. Bill Wood / NPS The recognitions honor the resistance and bravery of freedom seekers and their allies who risked their … Continue reading

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Allusionist 152. Asperger — The Allusionist

Hans Asperger would have been merely “a footnote in the history of autism”, so why did he get to be the eponym in Asperger’s syndrome? Because along with the usual problems medical eponyms pose, and his work not really earning him … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know – Russian Oligarchs | The Daily Show

Europe and the U.S. respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine by seizing the assets of Russia’s ultra-wealthy oligarchs, Trevor gives historical perspective, and Roy Wood Jr. weighs in.

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Why 1/3rd of France is Almost Empty

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NASA’s Original Post-Apollo Plans Were INSANE | Answers With Joe

[…] In 1969, President Nixon created a commission to set the course for NASA’s Post-Apollo years. What they came up with was a bold, ambitious vision of the future. One with multiple space stations, moon bases, regular travel to and … Continue reading

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