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Empathy Is For the Birds 201

grrlscientist writes "Common Ravens have been shown to express empathy towards a 'friend' or relative when they are distressed after an aggressive conflict — just like humans and chimpanzees do. But birds are very distant evolutionary relatives of Great Apes, so what does this similarity imply about the evolution of behavior?"

Submission + - Pirate Bay shuts down ( 2

kcurtis writes: "Closed for Reflection" on the site, and no response from the site. Party leader Rick Falk Vinge is quoted from a swedish radio station interview here.

The google translation says "On its website, type-piracy lobby organization that has been closed for reflection, and a co-founder says that the commitment become smaller and smaller lately. For Pirate Party Pirate Bureau has meant a lot, "said party leader Rick Falk Vinge."

Comment Re:The Internet HAS no words of its own. (Score 2, Insightful) 426

Post as a verb has been used since at least 1630 to mean 1 a : to publish, announce, or advertise by or as if by use of a placard b : to denounce by public notice c : to enter on a public listing

The word Internet is derived from the prefix inter- (carried on between) and network. Internet.

Both of your examples have their roots in standard English. Stop being obtuse. This is about using, for example, tissue over Kleenex or cotton swab over Q-tip.

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