Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

USA, the world’s #1 killing machine.

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How to get comfortable in a stranger’s skin
New empathy-building app lets you swap lives with people you don’t know.

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Titin — also known as connectin — is a giant protein that functions as a molecular spring which is responsible for the passive elasticity of muscle. … Titin is important in the contraction of striated muscle tissues.  

More info in Wikipedia …

C169 723H270 464N45 688O52 243S912.

LOWER IMAGE: [Wikimedia] crystallographic structure of the protein titin based on PDB 1BPV

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Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA Teaches ‘Big Bang’ Theory With Rhyme At University of Toronto

If you’re looking for an education in science (that’s mixed with pure amazing), then you absolutely need to take in this course taught by the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA.

GZA recently gave a lecture on “Consciousness, Creativity and Music” at the University of Toronto where he also previewed some of his upcoming album “Dark Matter.”

(via Huffington Post)

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Remember that statistic? We published it a few weeks ago. 

Now NPR’s Tell Me More is taking a hard look at African-Americans in the tech field. Throughout December, the show is inviting African-American tech leaders and entrepreneurs to talk about what a day in their life is like.

We are asking you to help us identify the 5 questions we’ll pose to them on Twitter as part of “A Day in the Life.” This is a chance to help shape the conversations and answer any burning questions you may have about working in the tech and entrepreneur sectors.

Share your questions and thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #NPRBlacksinTech or email 

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Robert P. Moses - The Algebra Project, Theory and Practice (by nyusteinhardt)

Political moment

Labeling the violent acts of those Muslim Others as “terrorism” - but never our own - is a key weapon used to propagate this worldview. The same is true of the tactic that depicts their violence against us as senseless, primitive, savage and without rational cause, while glorifying our own violence against them as noble, high-minded, benevolent and civilized (we slaughter them with shiny, high-tech drones, cluster bombs, jet fighters and cruise missiles, while they use meat cleavers and razor blades). These are the core propagandistic premises used to sustain the central narrative on which the War on Terror has depended from the start (and, by the way, have been the core premises of imperialism for centuries). That is why those most invested in defending and glorifying this War on Terror become so enraged when those premises are challenged, and it’s why they feel a need to use any smears and distortions (he’s justifying terrorism!) to discredit those who do.

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