Dangerous Finds: Why movies are so samey; Pot quality tests; UK blood supply sold to Bain Capital?
07.19.2013
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UK’s blood supply to be sold to US private equity firm co-founded by Mitt Romney - Planet Ivy

Pope brings in lay experts to help reform Vatican - Reuters

X: The Unheard Music is a fantastic documentary that tells the story of the band, and where they came from - Boing Boing

A “catastrophic” event destroyed the atmosphere of Mars four billion years ago, according to scientists - Telegraph

Let these old New Yorkers teach you how to keep cool during a heatwave - Gothamist

NSA phone snooping cannot be challenged in court, Feds say - Wired

Journalist warns of ‘explosive’ news from cache Snowden leaked - UPI

At 99, a St. Petersburg man finds meaning in the working life - Tampa Bay

In defense of Only God Forgives, the summer’s weirdest movie - FlavorWire

Big marine parks are abusing orcas… Here’s why we need to evolve and stop enslaving marine mammals - UltraCultre

The 2005 screenwriting book that’s taken over Hollywood—and made every movie feel the same - Slate

Internet spots pizzeria owner jerking off in kitchen, unleashes PR hell - Gawker

A new study published in the journal PLoS One examined the teeth of Camarasaurus and Diplodocus dinosaurs and found that they not only had multiple sets of backup teeth, but also constantly regenerated new ones - ABC News

Snow and Arctic sea ice extent plummet suddenly as globe bakes - Washington Post

Schoep, the arthritic dog who became an Internet sensation last summer when he was photographed floating peacefully in Lake Superior in his owner’s arms, has passed away - Today

Boston’s Mission of Burma and WFMU’s Terre T added to Maxwell’s final shows - NJ.com

Virginia’s attorney general wants to ban oral and anal sex - Niagara Falls Review

Apes capable of ‘mental time travel’ - Science Mag

Drug testing takes on a new meaning with legal marijuana: quality control - The Bulletin

Researchers have discovered the largest virus ever, and they’ve given it a terrifying name: Pandoravirus - NPR

Oprah Winfrey ripped by former co-star—‘She would have been a field n**ger’ - TMZ

New brain study questions existence of “sexual addiction” - Psychology Today

Haunting portrait of a vanishing world: Photographer captures desperate decline of 1970s Leeds as the old way of life slowly died - Daily Mail


Below, because I’m in a 90s mood, Shudder to Think’s “X-French Tee Shirt”:

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