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Terasem, Transhumanism and the Singularity: Technology and Religion

time.com — A new religion has set out to store memories for centuries and deliver its believers into a world where our souls can outlive our selves In the backyard of a cottage here overlooking the water, two poles with metal slats shaped like ribcages jut out from the ground.
“Technology does feel and smell and look and act like a God” (for curiously low values of “god”) time.com/66536/terasem-… by @JessicaKRoy
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at Age 87

time.com — The Nobel prize winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude passed away midday Thursday following an infection that had left him hospitalized in March. Famed novelist Gabriel García Márquez passed away on Thursday, according to a f amily member cited by the Associated Press. He was 87 years old.
The greatest writer of the late twentieth century is gone. ti.me/1pe8fro via @TIME
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Ukraine’s ‘Jew Register’ Either a Hoax or a Crude Extortion Scheme

time.com — A few anti-Semitic fliers in eastern Ukraine made global news after the U.S. Secretary of State spoke out against them. But on the evidence on display in Donetsk, the Jews of eastern Ukraine are in little danger The news of pro-Russian thugs trying to impose a tax on Jews first appeared on Wednesday morning on a small, local news website in eastern Ukraine called Novosti Donbassa.
RT @shustry: So that "Jew register" in Ukraine? I asked around. Not as simple as a hoax, but either really smart or really stupid http://t.…
RT @shustry: So that "Jew register" in Ukraine? I asked around. Not as simple as a hoax, but either really smart or really stupid http://t.…
RT @shustry: So that "Jew register" in Ukraine? I asked around. Not as simple as a hoax, but either really smart or really stupid http://t.…
From Donetsk, @shustry investigates the complicated Ukraine "Jew register" rumor. Story in @Time: ti.me/1jOjFg1
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Orangutans Endangered in Indonesia

time.com — Their habitats and lives are threatened by growing plantations and poachers This orangutan was rescued near the Langkat district on April 15 with air gun metal pellets in his body, the victim of a worsening poaching crisis in a country where primate habitats are shrinking due to the land being converted to palm oil plantations.
RT @PaulSonne: Amazing photo. RT @Time Indonesia tries to save the orangutan ti.me/1h7vI3q Photo: @GettyImages http://t.co/d454JR…
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Hillary Clinton Daughter Chelsea is Pregnant

time.com — The former first daughter is expecting just as her mom, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is mulling another presidential campaign Chelsea Clinton is expecting her first child, the former first daughter announced Thursday. Clinton, speaking at the "Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation" event with her mother Hillary Clinton, said she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky are looking forward to parenthood.

Watch Colin Firth Swear in Italian

time.com — Colin Firth's wife is Italian. Therefore Colin Firth speaks Italian. When Firth dropped by TIME's offices to promote his new movie The Railway Man, he acknowledged that he spoke it well enough to make an Italian movie, as long as he were playing an English guy.
RT @youseless: Watch Colin Firth swear in Italian (he still sounds classy) ti.me/1eEOQuS (Photo by Peter Hapak for Time) http://t.…
Watch Colin Firth swear in Italian (he still sounds classy) ti.me/1eEOQuS (Photo by Peter Hapak for Time) pic.twitter.com/Lq576NR5Tj
watch colin firth swear in italian: time.com/62549/watch-co… (how do you say "i want to have your babies" in italian??)
Even though I'm bitter that @youseless wouldn't let us meet Colin Firth, you should still watch her invu with him: time.com/62549/watch-co…

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, Speaks To TIME

time.com — Japan's Prime Minister spoke to TIME's Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs and East Asia Correspondent Hannah Beech on a wide range of topics, from his country's relationships with the U.S. and China to the lessons he took from his own family's political past Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a rare electoral mandate in a nation that has churned through six premiers in just as many years.
The Patriot: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to @TIME | ti.me/1eD18nF (via @nancygibbs and @hkbeech)
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The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

time.com — The Nobel-winning author was a literary Columbus discovering a New World When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia's Caribbean coast, there were certain established fixities in the world of letters.

Baby Racists: At Our Sweetest Age, We’re Capable of Nasty Impulses

time.com — From humanity's earliest era, we had evolved to distinguish in-groups from out-groups and to assign powerful value to those differences. Call it racism, but it helped us survive You always suspected babies were no good, didn't you? They're loud, narcissistic, spoiled, volatile and not exactly possessed of good table manners.

Korean Air Airplane Hits 2 Light Poles at LAX

time.com — Nobody was hurt A Korean Air A380 superjumbo jet filled with hundreds of passengers hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday. An airline spokeswoman told the Associated Press that airport operations directed the plane to a taxiway that was too narrow.

Obamacare Enrollment Hits 8 Million

time.com — President Barack Obama announced Thursday that over 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Obama trumpeted the figure, which exceeded projections, during an unannounced visit to the White House Briefing Room, saying that 35 percent of those who si...

Tribeca Film Festival: Nas Documentary ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Opens - TIME

time.com — Celebrating the 20th anniversary of his critically acclaimed debut album, Illmatic, rapper Nas kicked off the Tribeca Film Festival with a documentary screening and special performance "Who woulda thunk it?" rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones asks early on in the documentary Time Is Illmatic, which opened the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night at New York City's Beacon Theater.

Cara Delevingne: Women Are Paying For Eyebrow Transplants

time.com — It's time to put those tweezers down We're officially obsessed with hair. But instead of talking about ways of getting rid of hair-don't pretend you didn't read about society reaching " Peak Beard or debate the politics of the full-bush Brazilian-we've started to talk about adding follicles to our faces.Women are now paying for eyebrow transplants to refresh foreheads that previously resembled plucked chickens, in the hopes of channelling their inner Brooke Shields and sporting bigger, fuller brows.
"If eyes are the windows to our souls, eyebrows are the very important curtains." ti.me/1j8z0pC I need this, @kellyconniff
I basically wrote this so I could look at eyebrows all morning. Not weird at all. ti.me/1jNk2Hu via @TIME

South Korea Ferry Disaster: Answers Sought

time.com — While rescuers frantically search for survivors, the sinking of the Sewol ferry is already being called one of South Korea's worst peacetime disasters The ferry that sunk of South Korea's south coast on Wednesday was named Sewol, or "time and tide."
South Korea Ferry Disaster: A Nation Searches for Answers ti.me/1hMQev9 via @TIMEWorld
RT @clancycnn: #SKoreaFerry “If people had jumped into the water … they would have been rescued. But we were told not to go out.” http://t.…
#SKoreaFerry “If people had jumped into the water … they would have been rescued. But we were told not to go out.” time.com/66170/sewol-so…
#SouthKoreaFerry Students say crew told them to remain inside as ship listed - CORRECTION 46 Lifeboats, 1 used - time.com/66170/sewol-so…

The Ku Klux Klan Wants to Recruit You

time.com — It's been decades since the Ku Klux Klan held mainstream status, but a recent deadly rampage at a Jewish community center and living community near Kansas City served as a reminder that the nation's best-known white-supremacy organization has not completely disappeared. Today's Klan lacks national leadership, but it counts between 5,000 and 8,000 members.
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