Link25 (209) – The Social Injustices Edition

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: you can now forget about all the important things you were pretending to do for Monday. As usua...

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: you can now forget about all the important things you were pretending to do for Monday. As usual we are here to assist you in your procrastination with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. So whether you want to laugh at hilarious memes or read some incredible articles that deal with science, politics, and arts, Link25 (209) – The Social Injustices Edition is sure to have something for you.


Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph will be an impact playmaker for the Seminoles offense on the field this season, but on Tuesday, he played an even more important role off the field — just by taking some time out of his day to have lunch with a middle schooler with autism who normally eats alone.

Rudolph was at the middle school Tuesday afternoon when he spotted the student sitting by himself, so he walked over and decided to enjoy a couple slices of pizza with the boy. Little did he know why the child was sitting alone, nor the (Click on the title to see the full article).


Depending on where you are in the world, you might have gotten used to changing your clock forwards and backwards with the passing of the seasons, but there are those who say that’s no longer such a smart idea.

State authorities in Massachusetts are seriously considering moving all 27,335 square kilometres (10,554 square miles) of the state to an adjacent time zone, mainly to get lighter evenings in the winter months.(Click on the title to see the full article).


As far as famous equations go, none are more known than Einstein’s E=mc2. This insight by Einstein that relates mass and energy has been linked to the creation of a new kind of physics and the birth of the atomic age.

Leonard Susskind, professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University (Click on the title to see the full article).


RALEIGH, N.C. — The emails to the North Carolina election board seemed routine at the time.

“Is there any way to get a breakdown of the 2008 voter turnout, by race (white and black) and type of vote (early and Election Day)?” a staffer for the state’s Republican-controlled legislature asked in January 2012.

“Is there no category for ‘Hispanic’ voter?” a GOP lawmaker asked in March 2013 after requesting a range of data, including how many voters cast ballots outside their precinct.

And in April 2013, a top aide to the Republican House speaker asked for “a breakdown, by race, of those registered voters in your database that do not have a driver’s license number.”

Months later, the North Carolina legislature passed a law that cut (click on the title to see the full article)


Reversing a more diplomatic tone he set during a joint appearance with Donald Trump in the Mexican capital, President Enrique Peña Nieto called the Republican presidential candidate’s ideas a “threat to the future of Mexico.”

Peña Nieto’s hostile words came Wednesday night, hours after he met privately with Trump and shortly after the real estate mogul delivered an incendiary speech in (click on the title to see the full article).


(Photo: Ben Margot, AP)

The executive director of one of the largest police organizations in the country blasted Colin Kaepernick and the NFL on Thursday after learning that during training camp practices in August, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback wore socks that bear the image of cartoon pigs wearing police hats.

“It’s just ridiculous that the same league that prohibits the Dallas (Cowboys) football club from honoring the slain officers in their (click on the title to see the full article).


The American pika, which evolved to survive its cold mountain habitat, is disappearing as the climate warms. Credit: AdittheStargazer via Flickr

Scientists have warned for years that a warming climate will threaten many of the world’s species. But for one diminutive alpine creature, the threat has already arrived.

The American pika is disappearing from much of its mountain habitat across the western United States, with rising temperatures a driving factor, a new study says. The findings, said (click on the title to see the full article).


Three months after he received a lenient punishment for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at Stanford University, Brock Turner left the Santa Clara County Main Jail on Friday morning. He served half of a six-month sentence that drew a furious public response.

Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky was widely criticized for levying the six-month jail sentence rather than a six-year prison term prosecutors had sought. And the judge’s comments that day — “A prison sentence would have a (click on the title to see the full article).


Tim Tebow, more than a decade removed from playing baseball, in his workout. “There’s 100 percent nerves, no doubt about it,” he said. Credit Chris Carlson/Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — If there were doubts about the seriousness of Tim Tebow’s latest career twist, he turned over the palms of his hands, which were calloused, blistered and crimson — a result of swing after swing after swing of a baseball bat.

All those swings took place Tuesday on the baseball field at the University of Southern California, where the erstwhile quarterback and pop culture sensation took on what seems to be a monumental challenge — convincing scouts that at age 29, and more than a (click on the title to see the full article).

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