For those of you who don’t know, every Friday we come to you with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. This past week has certainly not been a disappointment with everything from even more shocking discoveries from Mars to the surprising defeat of Harvard’s debate team at the hands of New York inmates. So get ready to kick off the weekend because this is Link25 (160) – The Harvard Debate Team Loss Edition.
New York inmates defeat Harvard debate team
In a debate between Harvard College students and those from any other college, some might guess that the Harvard students would win. And if the other side was a group of inmates at a maximum-security prison? Maybe even more so.
That would be a mistake.
Inmates from the Eastern New York Correctional Facility defeated the prestigious Harvard debate team in mid-September as part of the Bard Prison Initiative, a program run by (Click the title to read the full article)
Street Art: Joshua Allen Harris' Inflatable Bag Monsters
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NASA's Curiosity Rover Team Confirms Ancient Lakes on Mars
A new study from the team behind NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity has confirmed that Mars was once, billions of years ago, capable of storing water in lakes over an extended period of time.
Using data from the Curiosity rover, the team has determined that,(Click on the title to read the full article).
Spencer Stone Stabbed: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
One of the American heroes from August’s terror train attack in France was stabbed during a street fight Thursday morning.
Spencer Stone was attacked early on the morning of October 8 in his hometown of Sacramento, California. Police don’t believe that the attack is the result of any kind of terror incident, but the investigation is ongoing. He is in stable condition and is (Click on the title to read the full article)
How to be very strong
Very Cool Blue Ribbon Eel Swimming In The Ocean
All Hail the Achievement Beard!
Photograph of the retired David Letterman has been making the rounds recently; perhaps you’ve seen it. The photo shows the former late-night host stalking the street in khakis and a floppy long-sleeved shirt. The shirt has one enormous pocket. Letterman displays a deep, soul-summoning (Click the title to read the full article)
The deception that lurks in our data-driven world
I start each day with a lie.
I get up, walk into the bathroom, and weigh myself. The data streams from the Chinese scale to an app on my phone and into an Apple dataserver, my permanent record in the cloud.
I started this ritual because I thought it would keep me honest. It would keep me from deluding myself into thinking my (Click title to read the entire article)
Robot Juggles 5 Balls
Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Demonstration
Our jobs are killing us—it's time to give every American a paid vacation
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recently introduced the Guaranteed Paid Vacation Act to Congress. If passed, it would require employers with at least 15 workers to provide 10 days of paid vacation to every employee who has worked with them for more than a year.
“What family values are about is that at least for two weeks a year, people can come together under a relaxed environment and enjoy the family,” Sanders explained from the Senate floor. “That is a family value that I want to see happen in this country.”
While Fox News predictably came out against the proposal, his push to reclaim family values for the (Click the title to read the full article)
Alpha Tau Omega closes Indiana University chapter over explicit video
The national organization of Alpha Tau Omega organization has closed the Indiana University chapter and revoked its charter, citing the release of a sexually explicit cell phone video.
A news release from the organization states that a 21-year-old man seen in a video performing a sex act on a woman in front of other fraternity members was an initiated member of (click on the title to read the full article)
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I Broke Down! This INCREDIBLE Guy Stopped To Help Me!
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This kid is going places
He Watched Helplessly As A Wild Wolf Approached His Dog. Then Something Incredible Happened.
Despite their incredible beauty and obvious similarities to our domestic companions, just about everyone knows that wolves are not to be messed with in any way.
But in 2003, Alaskan wildlife photographer Nick Jans and his labrador encountered a wolf in their backyard – and began a relationship that would (Click on the title to read the full article)