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7 Ways ‘S-Town’ Showed How Devastating Mental Illness Can Be

On March 28, the producers of hit podcasts “Serial” and “This American Life” released “S-Town,” a seven-part investigative series based in rural Woodstock, Alabama. In its first week, it topped 16 million downloads, a blockbuster by podcasting standards. Like “Serial,” “S-Town” opens with a tipster asking a journalist to investigate a murder. But soon, the …

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The Banality Of Nationalism

When Hannah Arendt was witnessing the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, the Jews wanted her to portray Eichmann as some sort of a monster, a completely evil sinister man. But with his expositions that he was performing a duty, a mandate expected of him, Arendt resolved that he was …

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In a first, atmosphere found around Earth-like planet

Astronomers have for the first time detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet just 39 light years away, a significant step towards the detection of life beyond our solar system. Scientists, including those from Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany, studied the planet known as GJ 1132b, which is …

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Power of attraction may help protect Great Barrier Reef

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a new way that could help protect Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef by using the powers of attraction to decimate one of the reef’s fiercest enemies. Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have revealed that crown-of-thorns starfish gather in large numbers due …

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Definition of mind

:  recollection, memory keep that in mind time out of mind 2a :  the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons Keep your mind active as you grow older.b :  the conscious mental events and capabilities in an …

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