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Today’s Info of the Day Saturday, October 24th, 2020

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See today’s holidays, news headlines, top 10 articles, recent deaths, word of the day, quote of the day, video of the day, featured article, smart picture, and picture of the day.

Today’s Holidays, Next 7 Days

Today’s holidays are United Nations Day, World Development Information Day. Here are international holidays for the next 7 days:

News Headlines

Today’s top international news headlines with links to related articles.

🕊️ Recent Deaths

In the past 3 days, these notable people have died: David Barnes (sailor), Joel Daly, Shukur Hamidov, Richard A. Lupoff, Giorgio Bernini, Marge Champion, Mohinder Pratap Chand, Paul Leduc (film director), Arolde de Oliveira, Naini Narshimha Reddy, Peter F. Secchia. See photos and obituaries below. Follow links for more info.

Word of the Day

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Etiolated adj
  1. (chiefly botany, horticulture) Of a plant or part of a plant: pale and weak because of sunlight deprivation or excessive exposure to sunlight. [from mid 18th c.]
  2. (horticulture) Of a plant: intentionally grown in the dark.
  3. (by extension) Of an animal or person: having an ashen or pale appearance; also, haggard or thin; physically weak.
  4. (figurative) Lacking in vigour; anemic, feeble.

Video of the Day

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A Terra X video about art in the Stone Age, for example the Venus of Hohle Fels.

Article of the Day

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Cover of the June 1958 issue

Super-Science Fiction was an American digest science fiction magazine published from 1956 to 1959, edited by W. W. Scott and published by Feature Publications. Robert Silverberg and Harlan Ellison were already selling crime stories to Scott for his other magazines, Trapped and Guilty, and started bringing him scores of science fiction stories as well. Many of the magazine's stories were sent in by literary agents, and generally comprised material rejected by other magazines first, though Scott did obtain two stories from Isaac Asimov. After a couple of years Feature switched the focus to monster stories, hoping to cash in on the trend that was making Famous Monsters of Filmland a success at that time, and four more issues appeared before Super-Science Fiction was discontinued in 1959. The magazine is not highly regarded by critics, though Silverberg considers the material he wrote for Scott to have helped him learn his trade as a writer. (Full article...)

Picture of the Day

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The Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City, USA. It opened in 1887, one of the first American synagogues established by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, and underwent a 20-year restoration which finished in 2007.
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