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NSA mass spying undermines journalists and attorneys’ ability to work
Dozens of journalists and attorneys surveyed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch for a new report say that the United States government’s surveillance operations are eroding their ability to work.
The results of the collaborative effort between the ACLU and HRW was published on Monday this week and contains a number of chilling accounts from Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and acclaimed attorneys alike who say the US government’s spy programs have put a damper on their professions.

New research suggests that dinosaurs fell victim to a “perfect storm” of events.
Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in time, according to new research conducted in part by the American Museum of Natural History. The study, published today in Biological Reviews, builds a new narrative of the prehistoric creatures’ demise some 66 million years ago when a six-mile- (10-kilometer-) wide asteroid struck what is now Mexico.
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Bank Robbery (by Nooroyd)

T.J. Maxx Job Application Just Asks Prospective Employees How Much They Plan To Shoplift
The human family - originating in one small locale in East Africa a few million years ago - wandered, separated, diversified, and became strangers to one another… Carl Sagan, Billions and Billions (via whats-out-there)

Earth is headed for its sixth mass extinction - study
The rapid depletion of Earth’s biodiversity indicates that the planet is in the early stages of its sixth mass extinction of life since becoming habitable 3.5 billion years ago, according to a new study published in Science.

Human activity, including a doubling of its population in the past 35 years, has driven the decline of animal life on Earth, the researchers concluded. 
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day. Calvin and Hobbes  (via vehxt)
Waking up to my good friends zofran, synthroid and protonix



*Teacher Voice* I’ll wait



The face of “12 years of school and 4 years of college for waiting for 14 year olds to be fucking quiet already, like Jesus I thought I was done with that after middle school”