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I Was (Almost) a Terrorist
World  (tags: violence, crime, terrorism, social unjustice, radicals, bullying, isolation )

- 98 days ago -
Don't push anyone away. The terrorist recruiters look for broken people. People who are lonely and isolated. People who are depressed and suicidal. People who have suffered from social injustice and seek revenge.
101-Year-Old Japanese Aims for More Swim Records
Offbeat  (tags: nutrition, health, interesting, 101-year-old, swimming, world record )

- 100 days ago -
Closing in on her 102nd birthday, Mieko Nagaoka has racked up a slew of jaw-dropping world bests in her age bracket after only taking up swimming in her late eighties, but warns she is not done yet.
Hostage Crisis Leaves 28 Dead in Bangladesh Diplomatic Zone
World  (tags: violence, humanrights, crime, death, terrorism, Bangladesh, Dhaka )

- 112 days ago -
The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat. Those who failed were tortured and slain.
Commandos Storm Dhaka Restaurant; 6 Attackers Dead, 13 Safe
World  (tags: violence, death, terrorism, bangladesh, IS, attack )

- 113 days ago -
Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage Saturday morning, killing at least six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners at the end of the 10-hour standoff.
Seagull Masala? Bird Falls in Vat of Curry, Turns Orange
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, funny, seagull, curry )

- 133 days ago -
Officials at a wildlife hospital say a seagull turned bright orange after falling into a vat of chicken tikka masala in Wales.
Artificial Light Drowns Out Milky Way for Third of World's Population
Offbeat  (tags: pollution, milky way, light pollution, artificial light )

- 135 days ago -
More than one-third of the worldâEUR(TM)s population can no longer see the Milky Way because of man-made lights.
Japanese Scientists Name Atomic Element 113 'Nihonium'
Offbeat  (tags: study, scientists, atoms, name, 113 )

- 137 days ago -
Japanese scientists who discovered the atomic element 113 named it "nihonium" Wednesday evening.
Tokyo H-Bomb Fallout Museum Turns 40, Keeps Alive Memory of Bikini Atoll Test
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, humanrights, health, hydrogen bomb, Bikini Atoll, Nuclear weapons )

- 137 days ago -
A Tokyo museum housing a tuna boat that was coated with radioactive fallout from an American hydrogen bomb test in 1954 is fighting quietly to remind people about the horror of nuclear weapons.
Green Tea Seen Boosting Cognitive Ability of People With Down Syndrome
Health & Wellness  (tags: study, food, disease, children, green tea, Down Syndrome, cognitive function )

- 138 days ago -
A chemical in green tea has been shown to improve cognitive ability in people with Down syndrome, scientists and doctors said Tuesday.
Hokkaido Boy Left in Mountain By Parents Found Alive After 6 Days
Offbeat  (tags: safe, Japan, missing boy, found )

- 142 days ago -
A missing boy was found alive in northern Japan on June 3, six days after his parents left him alone in a mountain as punishment for his misbehavior, police said.
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