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Janaina Mello Landini’s Fractal Rope Installations

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Janaina Mello Landini's work may appear as representations of the circulatory system of the human body or roots from the natural world. But in truth, Landini’s work is created from unbraided rope, meticulously twisted and arranged and emblematic of a number of concepts. Zipper Galeria says that she combines her knowledge of "architecture, physics and mathematics" to creature each work.
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NFL ending partnership with the National Institute of Health on concussion study

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The National Institute of Health and the NFL are ending their partnership, specifically the study of concussions, effective in August. The league and the NIH have long been at odds, as the NIH has conducted numerous studies into the effects of football on the long-term health of the athletes. The two sides have had a stormy relationship since its inception in 2012, as the nature of their agreement revolved around showcasing the negative aspects of the league while attempting to aid those aspects..

In what was initially a $30 million pledge to the NIH from the NFL, $16 million has gone unspent. According to ESPN's Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, the NIH has decided to let the agreement dissolve without renewal due to a 2015 conflict where "the NFL backed out of a major study that had been awarded to a researcher who had been critical of the league."

Of the failure to renew, the NIH released the following statement via ESPN:

"The NFL's agreement with [the funding arm of the NIH] ends August 31, 2017, and there are no current research plans for the funds remaining from the original $30 million NFL commitment."

This news comes on the heels of a recent study that found brain damage in 110 out of 111 ex-NFL players, including a kicker and a punter, positions that were previously thought "safe." It is also a mere two days after commissioner Roger Goodell responded to a letter from House members inquiring on if the NFL would honor its commitment of $18 million in funding to the NIH. The league responded that "We are currently engaged in constructive discussions with the [Foundation for the National Institutes of Health] regarding potential new research projects and the remaining funds of our $30 million commitment," in a written letter through a spokesman.

The letter continued to say that "In September 2016, the NFL pledged $100 million in support for independent medical research and engineering advancements in neuroscience-related topics. This is in addition to the $100 million that the NFL and its partners are already spending on medical and neuroscience research."

It would appear that the constructiveness of the discussions was a point of contention between the league and the NIH. In a previous Congressional study, it was reported by the New York Times that the NFL was attempting to influence the results of the NIH's findings. "[Congress's] investigation has shown that while the NFL had been publicly proclaiming its role as the founder and accelerator of important research, it was privately attempting to influence that research," the study said. "The NFL attempted to use its 'unrestricted gift' as leverage to steer funding away from critics."

This decision was reportedly made by the NIH months ago, per Fainaru-Wada and Fainaru. It marks the end of what was deemed the biggest donation in the NFL's history, despite many fans seeing it as a hollow gesture. In addition to their words on being unsure where the rest of the money will be spent, the NIH added that:

 "NIH is currently funding concussion research directly. If [the] NFL wishes to continue to support research at NIH, a simple donation to the NIH Gift Fund to support research on sports medicine would be favorably viewed, as long as the terms provided broad latitude in decisions about specific research programs."

The league has long denied any accusations of tampering with research findings, but the partnership has been scrutinized since day one. The next play for the NFL and the NIH will be important, as the partnership is ending in the midst of a firestorm. It should be enlightening to see where the research goes as "independent" research.

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kleer001
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Giant multibillion dollar corporation continues to ignore the health and well being of the people that drive its wealth, shocking nobody.
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New York, NY
jefron
21 days ago
Fuck them.
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Technicalleigh
21 days ago
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Oh. So NFL was trying to run a play out of the tobacco industry's playbook. Shocker.
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21 days ago
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BOKAY.
NFL: Excuse me while I put my head in this hole in the ground, a noise just frightened me.
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(4) What Your Doctor Wants To Tell You, But Can't (From A Medical Physician)

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#1- Stop putting things in your butt that aren't supposed to be there.
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Your Recommended Daily Dose of Spooky

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sleep is dumb

Tonight's comic poses the theory that if every day was halloween, you'd get sick of halloween

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No is always no.

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3 nights ago I was asked to go to a movie by a person I recognized from highschool but never associated with. I said sure, and told him weekdays weren’t good for me so it would have to be on the weekend. 2days from then it was Tuesday. he asked to go that night. I said I couldn’t because I had work early in the morning and I had to take my daughter to the doctors for presurgical clearance. Then he told me he was driving back down south on Thursday so the weekend wouldn’t work for him. he suggested he just come over to my house with a bottle of wine. I politely declined again stating it wouldn’t be in my best interest. he then decided to say “my evil side is coming out I’m going to hire someone to triangulation your location and break into your house.” I tried to take that with a grain of salt and tell myself it was just a really terrible dark humored joke. so I responded by warning him about “barbed wire and alligator moats”.  he then began sending me selfies on snapchat saying “wine with a pretty girl?” I never responded. the next one said “red or white?”. I responded with a picture of the great guy I’ve been talking to that has rather red hair and captioned it “I have enough red but thanks”. it was clear I didn’t want to hang out. I made it known I was with someone. HE STILL didn’t get the hint. he responded with “white it is” I ignored it. 30 minutes go by. He then texts me saying the name of the community I live in. that weirded me out. THEN he described my road that I live on. After that his “dark humored joke” didn’t sit well with me at all. I told my parents since I live with them. I thought they would be as freaked out as me. They showed an annoyance TOWARDS ME. Then stated I was too polite when declining him…. I’ve never felt so betrayed, scared, and alone. I didn’t know how terrifying the conversation was going to be until AFTER I declined. Women have been killed for politely rejecting guys and aggressively rejecting guys. AND no one gets to determine how we decline. NO IS NO.

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kleer001
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Now we just have to get rid of all those persistent-pursuit myths and stories and replace them with happy-to-be-single stories
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No is no is right.
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