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Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates

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it was easier to rename MARCH1 and SEPT1 than wait for Microsoft to allow users to disable autoformatting
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41 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

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an anonymous confessional purportedly from a former California police officer
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Melbourne, Australia
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Greg Doucette’s mega-thread of police violence videos from recent protests

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over 300 recent examples of conflict escalation and unchecked brutality
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pfctdayelise
104 days ago
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Now over 400
Melbourne, Australia
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What Mutual Aid Can Do During a Pandemic

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Jia Tolentino on the radical practice that is suddenly getting mainstream attention and could change how we help one another.
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rocketo
127 days ago
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seattle, wa
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132 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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acdha
131 days ago
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We’ve been those people delivering groceries on cargo bike. It’s a good alternative to worrying about the news.
Washington, DC

Identifying Generational Gaps in Music

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The Pudding put together a fun interactive quiz that's now collected over a million data points
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pfctdayelise
134 days ago
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Interesting and fun. First go around I got just 10/48 over 5 decades. Just reinforced to me that a lot of US rnb never makes it to Australia. I had better luck on my second attempt at 2000s, got 5 I knew and 5 I'd never heard.
Melbourne, Australia
rocketo
135 days ago
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seattle, wa
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Passed the Brush

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riffing on the popular video meme
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134 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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