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February 17, 2014 at 4:14pm
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wnyc:

Democracy isn’t always clean. For proof, take a listen to Studio 360’s American Icons on the Lincoln Memorial. The monument has housed protests, celebrations, inaugurations, and a few photo ops. And the man in the chair remains the subject of endless debate. 
http://wny.cc/1muPrQD
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wnyc:

Democracy isn’t always clean. For proof, take a listen to Studio 360’s American Icons on the Lincoln Memorial. The monument has housed protests, celebrations, inaugurations, and a few photo ops. And the man in the chair remains the subject of endless debate. 

http://wny.cc/1muPrQD

(ht @judithdupre)

February 13, 2014 at 6:01pm
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Reblogged from moreofmatthewmacfadyen

Fueling my diplomatic dreams …

(Source: moreofmatthewmacfadyen, via mostly-british-comedy)

5:18pm
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tedx:

Sure, puppies are cute, but they’re also quite complex. At TEDxZurich, systems scientist Nicolas Perony uses YouTuber Robert Gann’s Scottie Pinwheel to show how complex social structures emerge from a group of individuals following a common rule (here: keep access to milk).

Watch Nicolas’s talk to understand more about the simple rules that drive some of the astoundingly complex social behavior of other animals — like bats and meerkats.

Watch the whole talk here»

3:35pm
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Reblogged from newsweek

newsweek:

Cross-medium artist Shelley Jackson is mixing Instagram and interminable snowfall to tell a long, beautiful story, end to beginning. You can read (and remix) her work here

(via wnyc)

February 5, 2014 at 12:15pm
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Not bitter, not one bit!
Source: Romenesko.

Not bitter, not one bit!

Source: Romenesko.

January 23, 2014 at 3:34pm
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pewinternet:

Who in America is reading—and how. 
76% of U.S. adults ages 18+ said  they read at least 1 book in the past year. The typical American read 5 books in the past year.
More from our brand new report on electronic and print reading: http://pewrsr.ch/L9ZvQG

pewinternet:

Who in America is reading—and how. 

76% of U.S. adults ages 18+ said  they read at least 1 book in the past year. The typical American read 5 books in the past year.

More from our brand new report on electronic and print reading: http://pewrsr.ch/L9ZvQG

January 22, 2014 at 11:14pm
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Reblogged from dogswithnonoses

Realistic career prospects.

(Source: dogswithnonoses, via mostly-british-comedy)

5:22pm
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The biggest land rush in the history of the internet starts Feb. 4

The biggest land rush in the history of the internet starts Feb. 4

9:29am
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kenobi-wan-obi:

bouncingdodecahedrons:

Carl telling us how (not) to science.

"conclusion: dinosaurs" is still my favorite rebuttal to just about anything tbh.

Second perhaps only to “Therefore: aliens”

I will stick to my belief that noted marijuana consumer Carl Sagan was wicked stoned when he came up with this how not to science explanation.

Am I the only one who wants to see Neil deGrasse Tyson’s How Not To Science in the Cosmo reboot?

Bad science: excellent novel writing.

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January 20, 2014 at 10:19am
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Reblogged from newyorker
newyorker:

A cartoon by Roz Chast. Take a look at more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/19pATON

newyorker:

A cartoon by Roz Chast. Take a look at more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/19pATON