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Monday, February 20, 2017

A Louisiana witness at Kenner reported hearing a "loud, booming-type base sound" and was able to videotape a low flying, triangle-shaped object moving overhead, according to testimony in Case 81061 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness first heard the sound about 10 minutes before stepping outside to the front of his house at 4:53 a.m. on December 20, 2016.

"Not sure if this loud vibrating noise has anything to do with the UFO sighting, but it is still occurring outside right now," the witness stated. "The sound is strange because we are not able to figure out where it is coming from and normally it is easy to tell where a sound like this is originating from." read more

Ikea Israel's publication of a male-only catalog has sparked national anger in Israel and started about sexism in the country. The company has since apologized for issuing the product catalog, which contained no images of women.

Oriented towards Jewish ultra-Orthodox customers, the catalog featured men wearing "payot"or side-curls and yarmulkes alongside their male children, and was the company's first attempt to branch out towards the ultra-Orthodox Haredi community, which makes up roughly 10% of the country's population -- or 8.5 million. The ultra-Orthodox community is known for its stringent gender and modesty norms. read more

An "antiracist" poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is "racist" and an "unjust language structure," promising to prioritize rhetoric over "grammatical ‘correctness.'"

The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma's Writing Center, states "racism is the normal condition of things," declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society.

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New research finds that misinformation on climate change can psychologically cancel out the influence of accurate statements. However, if legitimate facts are delivered with an "inoculation" -- a warning dose of misinformation -- some of the positive influence is preserved. read more

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Just 494 out of the 162,000 refugees who applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015 have managed to get a job, according to government figures released Tuesday. read more


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