Link25 (231) – Reddit Says Goodnight to ‘Alt-Right’ Community Edition

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For those of you who don’t know, every weekend we come to you with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. The last week has certainly not been a disappointment with everything from a funny praying mantis slap fight to Reddit’s curtail of the ‘Alt-right’ subredit. So get ready to kick off the weekend because this is Link25 (231) – Reddit Says Goodnight to ‘Alt-Right’ Community Edition.



Earlier today Reddit banned r/altright, the primary community on the site for the so-called “alt-right.” And for a variety of reasons, that’s about all we know.

The subreddit had always courted controversy and pushed the bounds of Reddit’s relatively lax policies on speech. Users from r/altright often made inflammatory remarks about (click on the title to read the full article).




Just off the easternmost tip of Australia, a 36-tonne humpback whale launches itself out of the water, twists midair, and crashes back into the sea. Breaching is among nature’s grandest spectacles—and one of nature’s grandest gestures. New research conducted by University of Queensland marine biologist Ailbhe S. Kavanagh confirms (Click on the title to read the full article).






On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a disturbing report about the death of an elderly woman in Washoe County, Nev. What killed her wasn’t heart disease, cancer or pneumonia. What killed her were bacteria that (click on the title to read the full article).



”South Park” is done with Trump ― at least for the moment.

The show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, said in an Australian interview Thursday that they’ve decided to “back off” on satirizing President Donald Trump because his administration is already creating tough-to-top comedy.

“It’s tricky now because satire has become reality,” Parker (click on the title to read the full article).



A new Hooter’s concept that draws inspiration from fast-casual chains like Chipotle and Panera will have both male and female servers.
But if you were hoping to live out your “Magic Mike” fantasies while visiting the restaurant, you may be disappointed — servers at the new restaurant will ditch the revealing uniforms that helped (Click on the title to read the full article).



For the past three months, I’ve been covering a Manhattan murder trial that might finally solve the mystery of what happened to Etan Patz, the 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to the school bus in 1979. In my time in the courtroom, several questions I’



“The world should just switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet.” — seemingly everyone, regarding the food-sustainability problem
If someone offers a solution to the Gordian Knot of food sustainability, run it through the following gauntlet: (Click on the title to read the full article).





The color of warning signals, smiley faces, rubber duckies and the Sun (at least from our perspective- in fact the Sun is white if viewed from space), for many of us yellow has a favorable connotation; yet, at various points throughout human history, yellow has (click on the title to read the full article).



A recently discovered solitary ice volcano on the dwarf planet Ceres may have some hidden older siblings, say scientists who have tested a likely way such mountains of icy rock – called cryovolcanoes – might disappear over millions of years.

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft discovered Ceres’s 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) tall Ahuna Mons cryovolcano in 2015. Other icy worlds in our solar system, like Pluto, Europa, Triton, Charon and Titan, may (click on the title to read the full article).



So apparently burning Harry Potter books is once again a thing.

J.K. Rowling is responding to fans who are reacting to her anti-Donald Trump tweets by claiming to torch their Potter-verse merchandise.

One of the author’s replies came Tuesday after a reader said they would “burn your books and movies.” (Click on the title to read the full article).



AS AN 8-YEAR-OLD, Maryam Mirzakhani used to tell herself stories about the exploits of a remarkable girl. Every night at bedtime, her heroine would become mayor, travel the world or fulfill some other grand destiny. (Click on the title to read the full article).



An 18-year-old man said he purposefully backed his Ford F-150 onto a Toyota Camry on Wednesday afternoon following a road rage incident in order to protect his girlfriend and an 11-month-old who was in the pickup truck, police said. (click on the title to read the full article).



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