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Impoverished Black Teens Talk About Depression Differently

Depression is an equal opportunity malady. It affects people from all walks of life, be they rich or poor, young or old, or black or white. But it’s apparent there are some groups who more vulnerable to depression than others, such as those living in poverty or who regularly face discrimination. A recent study, published in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, suggests that different groups of people also talk about depression differently. In particular, poorer black kids discuss their feelings of depression differently than other demographic groups. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of a One Per Cent Black Company, Spoke to Black Students About ‘Diversity’

As part of his trip to all 50 states to show off that he’s just a regular guy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited the historically black North Carolina A&T State University on Monday, where he fielded questions from students about technology, politics, media, and, of course, diversity. Read More >>

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A Black Female Astrophysicist Explains Why Hidden Figures Isn’t Just About History

First, it beat Star Wars: Rogue One. Now, for the second weekend since its wide-release debut, Hidden Figures—the true story of three black female mathematicians at NASA—is number one at the US box office. It’s raked in roughly $6o million so far, and counting. Read More >>

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Passport Website Rejects Asian Man’s Photo for Having ‘Closed’ Eyes

Anyone who’s dealt with the complexities of passport photo requirements would probably jump at the chance to have their pics checked online, but automated systems can have their own complications, as a New Zealand man recently learned. Read More >>

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What Happens When a 850 Horsepower Truck Races a 10,000 Horsepower Car

Well, you know exactly what’s going to happen. When a car has 10 times the horsepower of a truck, the truck is going to get smoked. The question is how bad will the torching be? Hilariously bad. Read More >>

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Race Track Invader Man Gets Eight-Month Jail Term

So it wasn't viral marketing for Volkswagen or a Lynx/Pot Noodle campaign gone bad. The man who drove his girlfriend out onto a race track during an event has been jailed, with the 22-year-old driver picking up an eight-month prison sentence for his impromptu Top Gear challenge homage. [Independent] Read More >>

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Man Beats Train in London Tube Station Blitz

It's the special secret that only 8.3 million or so people know -- many London tube stations are so close to each other it's quicker to walk between them than suffer the escalators of tourist doom. This runner proves the point by getting off at Mansion House and running to Cannon Street, then getting back on the same train. Read More >>

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World’s Dumbest Driver Takes VW Polo on Track During Live Race

Amazing. Or amazingly stupid. This clip shows some youths driving their Volkswagen Polo onto the actual track at Brands Hatch during a race. You wouldn't think it possible, but... they did it, driving down the pit lane and out onto the circuit. The driver planned to tell the marshalls they "got lost" when in fact they merely got stupid. [YouTube] Read More >>

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Six Alternative Olympic Sports We Wish We Could Watch Instead

Tired of the corporate love-in; security fears and traffic chaos of the London Olympics, but just really love sport? We're in the same boat, so put together a list of alternative British Olympic events for you to enjoy this summer. There's a shin-kicking, welly-wangin', cheese-rolling world of sport out there, so it's easy to create your own bonkers Olympics this weekend. Read More >>

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This Is the Smallest Race In the World

A group of crazy and wonderful scientists have organised the World Cell Race. 50 lab teams from all over the world sent their microscopic pilots to race against each other. The winner: a bone marrow stem cell line from Singapore. Read More >>