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This looks like a regular departures board — until you look closely.

Have a look at the train departure boards below and spot what is projected on them.


Yep, do you see what is on the departure boards in Waterloo Station in London?

Instead of having train times, the human rights organization Amnesty International displayed the names of people imprisoned because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, or political views; the date of their "departure" at the hands of state authorities; and destinations on their journey of injustice, torture, and denial of human rights.

Amnesty International told me the project cost nothing, and what's even better is that they did it on Mother's Day, when thousands of people were heading home to be with their families — they will be reminded just how lucky they are to be going home at all. As people texted to add their support for the campaign, their names appeared on the huge screens.

via UNSW

This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16


92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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