New government issued dietary guidelines may include a dagger to the heart of the meat industry; Noam Chomsky weighs in on the recent Paris attacks; meanwhile, a scientist who provided the main support for the existence of gluten sensitivity subsequently disproved much of it. These discoveries and more below.

The New York Times Accidentally Invented a New Country, and the Internet’s in Love Visit scenic Kyrzbekistan! Sometimes a mistake is so embarrassing, it cycles all the away around the shame circle and becomes kind of awesome.

Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Now Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn’t Exist In one of the best examples of science working, a researcher who provided key evidence of (non-celiac disease) gluten sensitivity recently published follow-up papers that show the opposite.

Art’s Dirty, Big Secret The year 2013 ends very much as it began: with money at the center of an art world that is increasingly rotten.

Laughter and Terror One of the many cartoons published in homage to the cartoonists and journalists assassinated on Wednesday in the office of Charlie Hebdo showed a gravestone with the inscription “Died of Laughter.”

Unforgivable: The Governor and the Teen-Ager Bob McDonnell, the disgraced ex-governor of Virginia, appealed for the mercy of the court, and he received it.

Here’s How Arab Papers Reacted to the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Massacre If you thought the Arab world celebrated the attack on Charlie Hebdo as a blow against blasphemers, some Arab-language newspapers tell a different story.

Charlie Hebdo: Norway’s Christians Didn’t Have to Apologize for Anders Breivik, and It’s the Same for Muslims Now It’s as if no one in any Western country has ever gone berserk with a gun in a public place before

The Meat Industry’s Worst Nightmare Could Soon Become a Reality The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to release the latest version of the government’s influential dietary guidelines this year, and there could be a major change that accelerates the trend of Americans eating less meat.

Former MIT Professor ‘Robs Bank,’ Films ‘Heist’ A wacky former MIT professor took cinema verite to a whole new level by robbing a Manhattan bank and recording the heist, authorities said.

It’s Not Just Fox News: How Liberal Apologists Torpedoed Change, Helped Make the Democrats Safe for Wall Street Center-left pundits have carried water for the president for six years. Their predictable excuses all ring hollow

These GIFs from GE’s New Body Scanner Are Gruesome and Marvelous If you haven’t personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you’ve probably seen one on television.

Noam Chomsky: We Are All – Fill in the Blank The world reacted with horror to the murderous attack on the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo.

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