The Rocker Grandma – Madrid, Spain – Atlas Obscura

Ángeles Rodríguez Hidalgo was a humble woman who, when widowed at 41, worked two jobs to raise her five children. She lived in the working class Madrid neighborhood of Vallecas, where heavy metal music was popular with young people in 1980s.

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The Russian Train Stop That Serves One Schoolgirl – Atlas Obscura

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The train from Saint Petersburg to Murmansk runs twice a day, along a 630-mile route that takes 26 hours from end to end. On its way, it passes Poyakanda, a settlement of just a few dozen people in the frozen wilds of the Arctic Circle. There is no train station there but, from time to time, trains will stop and allow railway staff to get on and off.

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Marie Curie and the perils in radium

On 1 November 1929, Marie Curie spent her evening at the Plaza Hotel in New York. In her only public appearance in the city, she was scheduled as the guest of honor to address the third annual dinner of the American Society for the Control of Cancer. Feeling ill throughout most of her trip, she was able only to thank the audience of physicians. Robert G. Mead, a member of the society’s finance committee, read her speech, which was broadcast nationally on radio. Curie’s text focused on, as the New York Times put it, the “perils in radium” despite its use as a cancer treatment.

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BBC – Future – The female code-breakers who were left out of history books

Over the last 100 years, women have had significant, high-level roles in breaking secret codes – from Nazi ciphers to the secret messages of Al Capone’s gang.

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Rohingya people – Wikipedia

The Rohingya people (/ˈroʊɪŋjə/, or /ˈroʊhɪŋjə/; historically also termed Arakanese Indians) are a stateless Indo-Aryan people from Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016–17 crisis. The majority are Muslim while a minority are Hindu. Described by the United Nations in 2013 as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the Rohingya population are denied citizenship under the 1982 Myanmar nationality law.

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Remembering Lotfi Zadeh | Berkeley Engineering

Lotfi Zadeh — professor emeritus, world-renowned computer scientist and leader of the college community — died on September 6, 2017 at the age of 96.

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Siobhan Clarke – Ian Rankin

Siobhan plays by the rules; she’s young and ambitious and she embraces the new techniques of policing. She is the perfect foil to Rebus, and the two develop a grudging respect and friendship.

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Jerry Pournelle – Wikipedia

Jerry Eugene Pournelle (August 7, 1933 – September 8, 2017) was an American science fiction writer, essayist, and journalist who contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte. Pournelle served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1973.

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Car thief did not expect woman to do this – BBC News

Car thief did not expect woman to do this

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