50 Years After the Moynihan Report, Examining the Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration – The Atlantic

This is a clip from a long but excellently written article in The Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Politicians are suddenly eager to disown failed policies on American prisons, but they have failed to reckon with the history. Reconsidering Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report on “The Negro Family,” 50 years later.

Source: 50 Years After the Moynihan Report, Examining the Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration – The Atlantic

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Why do farm kids have fewer allergies and less #asthma – more cow poop?

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Kids who grow up on farms are far less likely to develop asthma or allergies compared with the average child — and now scientists think they know why.

A study published in Science today shows that bacteria found in farm dust trigger an immune system response in the lungs of mice. That response seems to be why those mice are protected from allergies and asthma in following weeks. The study also suggested there was a genetic component to the protective benefit.

Source: Here’s why farm kids have fewer allergies and less asthma | The Verge

Thank goodness they’re not evil! – How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election – – POLITICO

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America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished.

Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one knowing they are being manipulated, according to experiments I conducted recently with Ronald E. Robertson.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/how-google-could-rig-the-2016-election-121548.html#ixzz3jP3CnCZK

New Study Shows Which Country Has The Biggest Penises In The World

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Well here is what we have all secretly been waiting for – a global ranking of Wang sizes. BodyRock is based in Canada, so I guess we will just have to continue to take pride in our Hockey prowess.

Out of the 80 countries they researched, the average penis size is 5.5 inches. South America is the most well hung continent at 6.36 inches. While North Korea, at 3.8 inches, takes home the booby prize.

http://www.dailyhiit.com/hiit-blog/hiit-life/new-study-shows-country-biggest-penises-world/