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An adorable husky puppy howls

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I could watch this video all day. [Michael Cooperman, via d0gbl0g]

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Anti-super PAC ads from anti-super PAC super PACs

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Both Mayday and Counterpac -- who are raising super PAC money to elect politicians who'll vote against taking money from super PACs -- have released new campaign videos that beautifully lampoon the kind of political discourse we get from dark-money elections.

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A torrent of tree swallows, captured on weather radar over New York

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From The NYC forecast office of the National Weather Service: this radar loop from dawn, Aug. 22, 2014, which shows a vast gathering of tree swallows taking off from the Connecticut River.

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WATCH: women steal new lawn

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Lancashire Police who viewed the video say: "Police have investigated this incident. We're at the stage that there are no further lines of inquiry but would appeal to anyone with information to come forward."

(Via Arbroath)

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Little Honda by the Hondells

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A surf rock masterpiece thrown over the top by an awesome spinning logo and monstrous center stand abuse!

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Young man with ALS does ice bucket challenge, talks about life with the disease

- This Ice Bucket Challenge video is a reminder of what the viral campaign is all about. A slow killer for which there is no treatment. Play video

Ferguson: behind police lines helmet-cam video of tactical team teargassing protesters

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published GoPro video footage by staff photographer David Carson "during his embed with the St. Louis County Police tactical team on Monday night." At about 2:45 in, police "come under fire and respond with tear gas."

It's really weird to see the term "embed," which we often use to describe reporters accompanying soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan war zones, being used in the context of local police action within the United States.

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Features

How to Win a Hugo

On the latest episode of Sword and Laser we congratulate all the winners of the Hugos and chat with Aidan Moher about how he took home the best fanzine Hugo for A Dribble of Ink. Veronica milks him for info on how to win, and then we learn a way you can help more people become better writers and win more Hugos! Read the rest

A future dictator's guide to disrupting protests

Watching the small-town cops of Ferguson play GI Joe with their Army-surplus machine-guns is scary enough -- but what happens when the tech-smarts of Google trickles down to the Barney Fifes of America? Tom Craver speculates on tomorrow's dissent-suppression tactics, and offers some countermeasures. Read the rest

The Devil's Hoofmarks - the great Devon mystery of 1855

On Feb. 9, 1855, the residents of Devon in southern England awoke to find a bewildering set of footprints in the newfallen snow. “These are to be found in fields, gardens, roads, house-tops, & other likely and unlikely places, deeply embedded in snow,” ran one contemporary account. “The shape was a hoof.” Read the rest