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Here at The Atlantic Wire, we respect and value the social media editors who share the links that make our jobs easier. Sometimes, though, we have no idea what they're talking about. So after a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorites.


Immune pioneers share Nobel prize

Oct 03 via twitterfeedFavoriteRetweetReply

The only alarming tidbit to come out of the news today that the Nobel prize for medicine was going to a research team that saw one of its members pass away three days ago: the committee's revelation that the group of researchers wouldn't have even been considered for the award had news of biologist Ralph Steinman's death reached the panel. This may be the rule, but it's one of those things that' from a public relations standpoint is best kept secret until circumstances demand it be brought up.

Who says you can't have it all? From homecoming queen to football star, one high school girl is wowing her classmates.

Oct 03 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

If there isn't already a "Draft Brianna Amat!" movement afoot in the conservative blogosphere, this tweet seems guaranteed to generate. It's been too long since we've had a placekicker in the White House.

Help us get to 250k followers! Be 1 of our next 850 followers for a chance to win Dogs of Slate calendar: #Slate250kMon Oct 03 22:13:37 via SocialFlow

Are the Dogs of Slate calendars so scarce that they couldn't just automatically hand this out to all 850 new followers? If The Atlantic Wire ever puts its pets on a calendar, everyone who wants a copy is getting one.

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to buy one, get one free: Oct 03 17:04:34 via SocialFlow

You rarely ever hear the second part of the Statue of Liberty inscription quoted. Which is a shame, because deals like that won't last forever.

Today In Academia: A ban on toasty dorm fireplace fires Oct 03 21:09:36 via TweetDeck

Monsters! Nobody would learn anything in college if it weren't for those evenings spent gathered around the common room hearth.

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