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2 explosions heard near finish line of Boston Marathon - U.S. News Two explosions were heard near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, witnesses told NBC News. The Associated Press reported that bloody spectators were being carried to a medical tent that had been set up to care for tired runners. Video from the finish line showed screams and an enormous cloud of white smoke. #marathon #explosion #terrorism

   

Image Red meat chemical 'damages heart', say US...

Red meat chemical 'damages heart', say US scientists - A chemical found in red meat helps explain why eating too much steak, mince and bacon is bad for the heart say US scientists. A study in the journal Nature Medicine showed that carnitine in red meat was broken down by bacteria in the gut. #nutrition

   

Image Healthy Eating Plate - Start here to learn...

Healthy Eating Plate - Start here to learn more about the new Healthy Eating Plate created by nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health, in conjunction with Harvard Health Publications. The Healthy Eating Plate can be your blueprint for planning a healthy balanced meal, and it fixes key flaws in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate. #nutrition

   

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Image Cancer Dream Teams: Road to a Cure? |...

Cancer Dream Teams: Road to a Cure? | Scientists used to think they knew a lot about how cancer works, and they do. But only over the last couple of years, led by major advances in #genomics, have they been able to truly understand the biological workings of this leading killer. And the knowledge has been both helpful and humbling. Cancer, it turns out, is way more complex than many scientists imagined. #medicine #covers #science #health #cancer #knowledgefix #biology

   

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"A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth" - Charles Darwin | #quotes #science #living #Darwin #friendships #society #evolution #advice

   

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The Internet is a surveillance state. Whether we admit it to ourselves or not, and whether we like it or not, we're being tracked all the time. Google tracks us, both on its pages and on other pages it has access to. Facebook does the same; it even tracks non-Facebook users. Apple tracks us on our iPhones and iPads. One reporter used a tool called Collusion to track who was tracking him; 105 companies tracked his Internet use during one 36-hour period. #internet #privacy

   

Image The Atlantic - A Brief History of Applause,...

The Atlantic - A Brief History of Applause, the 'Big Data' of the Ancient World - Once, people measured their leaders -- and themselves -- one clap at a time. #history #applause

   

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Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. (Wikipedia) #mathematics #events #science #tech #news #justlearned #geekiscool

   

Image 10 things you need to know today: March 14,...

10 things you need to know today: March 14, 2013 | Pope Francis gets to work, Obama takes his charm offensive to Capitol Hill, and more, By Harold Maass | #news #currentaffairs #ir #politics #society #knowledgefix

   

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President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela died Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with cancer, the government announced, leaving behind a bitterly divided nation in the grip of a political crisis that grew more acute as he languished for weeks, silent and out of sight in hospitals in Havana and Caracas. #history #justlearned #politics #Latinamerica #publicfigures #biographies #obituaries

   

Image How Many Languages is it Possible to Know? |...

How Many Languages is it Possible to Know? | Michael Erard, in his fascinating book Babel No More, travels around the world in search of hyperpolyglots, people who study and learn large numbers of languages. He sheds light on the secrets of their success, and explains why it can be hard to put an exact number on language knowledge. #languages #research #books #justlearned #knowledgefix #education

   

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500-million-year-old sea creature unearthed - Science Scientists have unearthed extraordinarily preserved fossils of a 520-million-year-old sea creature, one of the earliest animal fossils ever found, according to a new study. #paleontology

   

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Anything Is Possible | Stories | Learn how @Harvard's financial aid program helps make #education affordable. #education #Harvard #educationadvice #Highereducation

   

Image Nicolaus Copernicus | He broke open the...

Nicolaus Copernicus | He broke open the medieval idea of an enclosed, Earth-centered universe. He set the stage for all of modern astronomy. His book – De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) – just before his death in 1543, set the stage for all of modern astronomy. He set that the sun was at the centre of the solar system. #science #space #history #astronomy #maps #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

Image A Tale of Two Cows - This infographic uses...

A Tale of Two Cows - This infographic uses two cows as a medium for explaining the various types of socio-economic systems. #economics

   

Image Viewpoint: The 'invention illusion' means...

Viewpoint: The 'invention illusion' means new rarely is new - Today, with very few exceptions, there is no such thing as a truly new invention. #invention #innovation

   

Image John Stuart Mill - Wikipedia - John Stuart...

John Stuart Mill - Wikipedia - John Stuart Mill, FRSE (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. #mill #philosophy #utilitarianism

   

Image Complete Essays by Francis Bacon. (Dover...

Complete Essays by Francis Bacon. (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) Amazon.com | #books #Boooksfictionliterature #history #bookshistory

   

Image What can and can't I bring with me to attend...

What can and can't I bring with me to attend the inauguration ceremony? Many items are prohibited at inauguration events and on Metro -- including balloons and coolers. Here's what you can and can't bring with you, along with our top 10 things you must know before heading out. (Photo by minauehara | Instagram). #history #politics #inauguration2013 #trivia #USpolitics

   

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Invitation to the January 20, 2009, inauguration of President Barack Obama. #history #documents #inauguration2013 #USpolitics

   

Image Diary of a First-Year Teacher: Why Nagging...

Diary of a First-Year Teacher: Why Nagging Kids Backfires |A 22-year-old new teacher learns a lesson in patience. As humans we hate being corrected. And six year olds get corrected a lot. They are constantly making mistakes, because they are still learning how to act, how to treat others, and how to control themselves. #education #teaching #schools #children #parenting

   

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Spaceport America: #Space Tourism Launch Site | Sky High Groundbreaking: New Mexico's Spaceport America. #science #travel

   

Image 8 Government Conspiracy Theories (And How...

8 Government Conspiracy Theories (And How They Could Be Right) | Mental Floss | Grab your tinfoil hats. It’s time to get paranoid. #knowledgefix #justlearned #government #entertainment #history

   

Image Exactly 54 years ago today, January 14,...

Exactly 54 years ago today, January 14, 1959, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at #Yale in Woolsey Hall, to a crowd of more than 2,000 people. (Photo of Dr. King in 1963, when he received an honorary doctorate from Yale) #history #civilrights #ushistory

   

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Yale University in the Spring time. Yale University, founded in 1701, is, in the words of the historian George W. Pierson, “at once a tradition, a community of scholars, and a society of friends.” We invite you to explore our page and join in the discussions. #yale #universities #photography #campus

   

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Stanford researchers develop acrobatic space rovers to explore moons, asteroids | #research #scienceresearch #science #space #Stanford

   

Image Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks | Neighborhood...

Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks | Neighborhood income maps of U.S. cities | #sociology #geography #maps #economics #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

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The World’s Strongest Artificially Generated Tornado | The mercedes-benz museum stuttgart worlds largest strongest artificial tornado. #tech #engineering #science #geography #nature

   

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Beautiful and Dramatic Thunderhead Clouds - My Modern Metropolis | Called cumulonimbus or thunderheads, they're the most dramatic looking clouds with their tall and imposing shape. They grow vertically instead of horizontally, forming into dense towers that can reach 20,000 feet, though they've also been known to go as high as 75,000 feet. (In comparison, cruising altitude for commercial airliners is 30,000 feet.) #geography #Science #Photography #Knowledgefix #justlearned

   

Image How to Create Your Own Papercraft Bookmobile...

How to Create Your Own Papercraft Bookmobile by Tiffany Cole| #Books #Design #funknowledge #Knowledgefix

   

Image 100 National Trust routes | Great British...

100 National Trust routes | Great British walks | Travel | guardian.co.uk #geography #living #Travel

   

Image 2013 calendar: key events for the year ahead...

2013 calendar: key events for the year ahead | World news | guardian.co.uk | #2013 #events #History #Knowledgefix

   

Image 22 Random Acts of Kindness That Will Restore...

22 Random Acts of Kindness That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity | Bored Panda | #living #knowledgefix #justlearned #Causes

   

Image Stunning Satellite Photos of Earth From...

Stunning Satellite Photos of Earth From Outer Space - My Modern Metropolis | Landsat 5, a satellite that observed our planet for more than 29 years in #space. It orbited #Earth more than 150,000 times, capturing more than 2.5 million images of our world's terrain. #knowledgefix #science #photography #maps #nature

   

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Congress approves fiscal cliff deal — MSNBC House Republicans approved a bill put forward by the Senate to avert the fiscal cliff Tuesday night after a long day of discussions and debates. The bill passed with a vote of 257 to 167. #fiscalcliff

   

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The Supreme Court Building is the seat of the Supreme Court of the United States. Built in 1935, it is situated in Washington, D.C. #History #Law #Government

   

Image The Supreme Court Building is the seat of...

The Supreme Court Building is the seat of the Supreme Court of the United States. Built in 1935, it is situated in Washington, D.C. at 1 First Street, NE, on the block immediately east of the United States Capitol. The building is under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol. On May 4, 1987, the Supreme Court Building was designated a National Historic Landmark. #History #Law #Government

   

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Engineer petitions White House to conduct a feasibility study on building the Starship Enterprise | #science #Knowledgeifx #Justlearned #Space

   

Image Twelve facts about guns and mass shootings...

Twelve facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States Posted by Ezra Klein. #Society #law #Justlearned #Knowledgetv #facts

   

Image Lincoln's Pocket Watch Reveals Long-Hidden...

Lincoln's Pocket Watch Reveals Long-Hidden Message | The Smithsonian opens one of its prized artifacts and a story unfolds. By Beth Py-Lieberman. #History #Archaeology #Knowledgefix #Justlearned

   

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Photos of the World’s Oldest Living Things | #Science & #Nature | #Smithsonian Magazine. The Glencoe baobab, located in Limpopo Province, South Africa, is one of the stoutest trees in the world—its trunk was 154 feet around before being split in two by lightning in 2009. The dates “1893” and “1896,” carved into its trunk, merely hint at its age: it is an estimated 2,000 years old. #History #Justlearned #Knowledgetv

   

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Image Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus -...

Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | #history. #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

Image Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus -...

Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | #history. #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

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Christmas Time Around The World - In Focus - The Atlantic | There are only a few days left until #Christmas, and Santa Claus and his many helpers have been busy around the globe. From London to Tokyo, from the Ivory Coast to Los Angeles, people are out enjoying the winter weather, shopping for loved ones, visiting Santa, and taking part in pageants in anticipation of the big day. #history. #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

Image Wrappers' Delight: A Brief History of...

Wrappers' Delight: A Brief History of Wrapping Paper | Disguising presents with decorative sheets of paper is, like so many other things, an accident of #history. #Christmas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #Living

   

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Gift Giving Traditions Around the World - Interactive #Infographics #Christmas #2012 #Knowledgefix #Justlearned

   

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