Thursday, August 03, 2017

Miss Cellania's Links

The Deadliest Natural Disaster in U.S. History. The 1900 hurricane left over 6,000 dead in Galveston.

When Should a Child Be Taken from His Parents?

ACLU brief on behalf of John Oliver. This is the funniest thing you'll see today, Bob. (via Metafilter)

A History of Doctor Who's Weird, Wonderful, and Very Awkward Doctor Replacements. It will happen once again this Christmas.

The Mischievous ‘Ghost Hoaxers’ of 19th-Century Australia. The fad was often just for fun, but was sometimes a cover for criminal activity.

Lost Boy, The Peter Pan Prequel That Tells Captain Hook's Side of the Story. According to this book, the pirate was once a lot like Peter.

This Conservative Mom And Liberal Daughter Were Surprised By How Different Their Facebook Feeds Are

The winners have been crowned in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, held by the English Department of San Jose State University. The contest seeks to find the very worst opening sentence for a novel, although the novel itself doesn't exist.

The facts behind the first human embryo to be edited by CRISPR. A mutant gene that leads to heart disease was successfully removed.

America's Giant Fighting Robot Is Finally Here. Two years after the initial challenge, MegaBots Inc. unveiled the robot that will fight Japan's champion robot.

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