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Thursday, March 8, 2018

MAR 8, 2018 - 1:00 PM EST - 10 BRIEF NEWS ITEMS, 4 PHOTOS & 7 VIDEOS

*"International Women's Day: The 93-year-old spy still keeping war secrets

Helen Taylor Thompson sent coded messages to spies in occupied France during 

World War II.

"One mistake and someone's life could have been in danger," she says.

Ms Taylor Thompson signed the Official Secrets Act aged 19 and was part of what 

was known as then Prime Minister Winston Churchill's "secret army".

She went on to set up Europe's first Aids hospice and is still working today with 

her education charity." http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-43307604/.



Credit: gettyimages.co.uk.



"Filmed and edited by Jack Slater, produced by Georgina Pearce."

*On Google's search page today: "Celebrate International Women’s Day."

*"Orangutan Smokes Cigarette; Bandung Zoo Tracks Down Perpetrator. 

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Bandung Zoo managements publically asked the person 

responsible for giving one of the zoo`s orangutans a cigarette to make a public 

apology.

“We urge the perpetrator to apologize to the public,” said Bandung Zoo 

spokesman Sulhan Safi’I on Wednesday, March 7. Meanwhile, zoo management 

is tracking down the identity of the suspect."

WEDNESDAY, 07 MARCH, 2018 | 22:08 WIB




*"Massive 41 Percent Postal Rate Hike Pushes US Mags to Brink. The U.S. postal 

service's proposal to hike mail rates for newspapers, magazines, and periodicals 

as much as 40 percent over the next five years would force some magazines to 

go out of business and others to slash their frequency of publication, industry 

experts warn.

In December, the Postal Regulatory Commission issued a report warning the 

postal service's "overall financial health is poor," adding its "financial stability 

has not been maintained.""




"(Claire Doherty/AP). By David A. Patten, Tuesday, 06 Mar 2018, 07:51 PM.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

*"Sorry, Adults, No New Neurons For Your Aging Brains. A major study is 

challenging the widely held view that adult human brains make new neurons.

The study of brain samples from 59 people of various ages found no immature 

neurons in anyone older than 13, scientists report online Wednesday in the 

journal Nature.

March 7, 2018, 2:37 PM ET. Heard on All Things Considered. Jon Hamilton. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health.




"A hippocampal neuron seen in culture. Dendrites are green, dendritic spines are 

red and DNA is blue."

Science Source/Getty Images.

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*"Watch This Machine Solve a Rubik's Cube Faster Than My Jaw Can Drop. 

About a year ago last march, a robot called the Sub1 solved a Rubik’s Cube in 

0.637-seconds, earning it the Guinness World Record for being the fastest cube-

solving bot. That honor now appears to be in jeopardy, however, as a pair of 

engineers have demonstrated a new robot that can solve a Rubik’s Cube in 

almost half that time: a mere 0.38 seconds."

Andrew Liszewski. Yesterday, 1:35 pm. Filed to: ROBOTS. https://gizmodo.com.




*"Funny ANIMALS make us laugh  - YouTube"



"If you want to LAUGH HARD, WATCH FUNNY ANIMALS - YouTube."



*"From Segregation to Black Independent Schools.

Noliwe Rooks says after African Americans were faced with nationwide 

resistance to integration, groups like the Black Panthers created successful 

models for black education. JAISAL NOOR: Brown v. Board of Education was 

obviously a watershed for public education in America. The idea of integration 

seems so foreign to many people today. It seems like a pipe dream. But many 

scholars like yourself argue social and economic and racial integration is the best 

way to lift up all students. Now, can you talk about that, because that was what 

many people fought for at the time." http://therealnews.com/t2/story:21270.



Credit: theithacan.org.



*"Funniest Awkward Funny News Bloopers - YouTube."







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