The Tinker Weekly For May 12, 2013

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a comprehensive and  understandable introduction to BitCoin, the world's first open-source digital currency

if republicans get their way, the 8-hour day and 40-hour week will disappear-- along with overtime pay

an ad with a secret, anti-abuse message-- visible only to children

when was the last time someone was beheaded for Sorcery and Witchcraft in Saudi Arabia? why, last year

regarding the first 3D-printed gun: "I recognize that this tool might be used to harm people. That's what it is: it's a gun. But I don't think that's a reason to not put it out there."

approximately 25% of US workers earn $10.50 or less, and 66% of these low income earners work for large corporations

Stephen Hawking has joined the academic boycott of Israel due to its treatment of Palestinians

nearly a third of commercial honeybee colonies in the U.S. died or disappeared last winter, an unsustainable decline that threatens the nation’s food supply

this is a practice known as 'metzitzah b'peh'-- an Orthodox Jewish ritual that involves a man sucking the freshly-circumcised penis of a baby. yes, it's completely legal. yes, herpes is a problem

not that this really comes as a surprise, but private colleges are really screwing over low-income prospective students in favor of wealthy prospective students

in Afghanistan, a Chinese mining company threatens to destroy the remains of an ancient Buddhist city, which archaeologists are now racing to excavate

here are 15 well-researched, convincing charts that explain why 99% of us still aren't recovering anywhere near as well as that other percentage point

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Posted on May 12, 2013 .