Originally posted on Mathemagical Site:
Once upon a time, there was a very intelligent horse. No matter what its teachers teach, the horse learns them very quickly. However, one day, its teachers tried to teach it about analytic geometry and it couldn’t understand the lessons for some unknown reason.
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Originally posted on KFOR.com:
(CNN) — When Richard Norris from Virginia received a face transplant three years ago, it transformed his life. Now the sister of the man whose death made that possible has come face-to-face with Norris for the first time.
In an emotional encounter filmed for “60 Minutes Australia,” Rebekah Aversano asks Norris if he would mind if she touched his new face.
“No, not at all,” he replies, according to a trailer for the program, to be aired Sunday.
As she raises her right hand gently to his forehead, Rebekah has one word to describe the experience: “Wow.”
A few seconds later, she adds, “This is the face that I grew up with.”
The family of 21-year-old Joshua Aversano donated his face for transplant after he was killed in a traffic accident.
The pioneering surgery that allowed Norris, then 37, a fresh take on life took place in March 2012.
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Originally posted on Everywhere Once:
Where did all the women go?
Seriously. Walking around the “New Town” section of Ipoh, Malaysia, away from the small tourist hub that consists of a few gentrifying streets of quaint coffee shops, was a bit like walking through some Twilight Zone episode where most of the women had been erased from the city.
The first day in town we were a little unnerved by the degree of machismo on display, with groups of men occupying most street corners. Even as a dude it felt a little creepy being surrounded by so much undiluted maleness.
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Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. AFP photo
ATHENS (AFP) – Iran on Thursday warned global powers against making “excessive demands” in talks aimed at sealing a ground-breaking nuclear deal, after France demanded access to its military installations.
“I would expect my negotiating partners to refrain from making excessive demands,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during a visit to Athens, adding: “People need to have their foot in reality, not in illusions.”
Zarif on Saturday is to meet United States Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva, after weeks of behind-the-scenes complex technical discussions in Vienna seeking to narrow the gaps on what would be an unprecedented deal on curtailing Iran’s nuclear programme.
Iran and the six global powers leading the talks – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States – laid down a framework to guide the final accord in eight days of marathon…
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