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Image TED | #business #design...

TED | #business #design

   

Image The #Milkyway and a radiotelescope, VLA in...

The #Milkyway and a radiotelescope, VLA in New Mexico. Photo by knatephoto. The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. This name derives from its appearance as a dim "milky" glowing band arching across the night sky, in which the naked eye cannot distinguish individual stars. (Wikipedia) #Justlearned #Space #Radiotelescope

   

Image We Are the Introverts | #society...

We Are the Introverts | #society #Infographics #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

Image Random Acts Of Kindness Can Make Kids More...

Random Acts Of Kindness Can Make Kids More Popular by NANCY SHUTE | #society #Justlearned #knowledgefix #children #family

   

Image The Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2012...

The Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2012 | The Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2012 by Robert T. Gonzalez and Annalee Newitz. #Science #justlearned #Knowledgefix #2012

   

Image Survey shows your typical female #Mac user...

Survey shows your typical female #Mac user [Infographic] Survey shows your typical female Mac user | #Infographics #Justlearned #Knowledgetv #tech #apple

   

Image How the Mayan Calendar Works by Ryan...

How the Mayan Calendar Works by Ryan Johnson and Cristen Conger. The #Mayans originated in a region called Mesoamerica, or Middle America. This region lies in between Mexico and South America and was home to many other cultures, including the Aztec, Olmec, Teotihuacan and Toltec. The Mayans lived in what are today Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and Southern Mexico (Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo Tabasco and Chiapas). #Just learned #2012 #History #CoolKnowledge

   

Image HowStuffWorks "10 Tips for Telling Fact From...

HowStuffWorks "10 Tips for Telling Fact From Fiction". If America had a museum dedicated to its gullibility, out in front there would be a statute of Alan Abel, who was perhaps the foremost perpetrator of hoaxes in history. #Justlearned #didyouknow #guides #learn

   

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Happiness. #Quotes #ideas #Happy

   

Image Fall 2012 Single Issue. The 2012 Fall issue...

Fall 2012 Single Issue. The 2012 Fall issue of Wilder Quarterly celebrates the bounty of fall with a trip to Finland to forage for mushrooms and wild edibles. #Nature #Magazine #Garden

   

Image 12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn’t Make...

12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn’t Make the Cut by M. Asher Cantrell Read the full text here: #ixzz2FiLavSAj" onclick="target='_blank'" title="http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/143276#ixzz2FiLavSAj">http://www.mentalflos...z2FiLavSAj --brought to you by mental_floss! The road to 50 states was littered with wannabes who couldn’t wait to declare themselves—but never quite got to full statehood. Here are 12 states that could have been. #Justlearned #geography #History #facts

   

Image Double Arch and Milky Way stars at Arches...

Double Arch and Milky Way stars at Arches National Park on October 19, 2011 in Utah by Royce Bair. Double Arch is a close-set pair of natural arches, one of the more known features of Arches National Park in Utah, United States. From the Double Arch parking area it's a 0.5 mile round trip to the arches. (Wikipedia). #Justlearned #Science #Photography #Space

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The Wrights Brothers National Memorial. Photo by itsbentime. Wright Brothers National Memorial, located in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, commemorates the first successful, sustained, powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine. #aviation #Justlearned #History #wrightbrothers

   

Image From 1900 to 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright...

From 1900 to 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright came here from Dayton, Ohio, based on information from the U.S. Weather Bureau about the area's steady winds. They also valued the privacy provided by this location, which in the early twentieth century was remote from major population centers. #aviation #Justlearned #History #wrightbrothers

   

Image Insomnia | Insomnia: relax… and stop...

Insomnia | Insomnia: relax… and stop worrying about lack of #sleep What is the solution to the torture of insomnia? Drugs? Therapy? Or are different sleep patterns natural? A new book investigates. by David K Randall. #Science

   

Image Monitoring Hurricane Sandy | Here are a set...

Monitoring Hurricane Sandy | Here are a set of basic #safety tips they shared last night: For the severe weather forecast for your area, listen to your NOAA Weather Radio, local media and forecast reports. Check on the items in your family’s emergency kit - Remember to include items like a flashlight, hand-crank radio, and a solar powered cell phone charger to your emergency kit. #Hurricanes often bring power outages, so be sure your emergency kit can sustain your family for at least 72 hours..

   

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President Obama Discusses Hurricane Sandy | FEMA makes these suggestions on its blog: 1.Get some extra cash out at the ATM today. If the power goes out, banks/ATMs may be offline for some time. 2. Make a plan for how you’ll keep your cell phone charged if you lose power for several days. Picking up a solar or hand-crank charger for your phone is a good idea. 3. Take steps to protect your home/business from high winds – cover windows, clean gutters, trim trees....read more. #Safety #Hurricane

   

Image Safety Tips & Monitoring | Closely...

Safety Tips & Monitoring | Closely Monitoring Hurricane Sandy, As Hurricane Sandy moves northward and closer to Florida, we encourage residents to prepare now for tropical storm and #hurricane conditions. Here are a few safety tips if you are in the potentially affected area. #Weather

   

Image Hurricane SANDY | This graphic shows an...

Hurricane SANDY | This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow). The orange circle indicates the current position of the center of the tropical cyclone. The black line, when selected, and dots show the National #Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast track of the center at the times indicated. #Weather #Safety

   

Image Stock Check: How Long Will the Earth's...

Stock Check: How Long Will the Earth's Resources Last? This graphic depicts the remaining number of years of the earth's stocks of minerals and fuels. #environment #infographics

   

Image US vs. China - Superpower showdown | See how...

US vs. China - Superpower showdown | See how these two giants of the world measure up when pitted head to head in terms of military or #economy. #infographics

   

Image Can you imagine a world in which the sounds...

Can you imagine a world in which the sounds of G and C were both represented by the letter C? Try to imacine it. Believe it or not, for much of their history, the sounds of C and G were represented by the same symbol. Eventually, however, both sounds received their own differentiated symbols. Both G and C have their origin in the Phoenician letter gimel, which meant “camel,” and looked something like an upside-down V (think of a camel’s hump—which, some believe may have been the inspiration for.

   

Image Recently we asked members of the...

Recently we asked members of the Dictionary.com Facebook page a simple question: What was the last word you looked up, what was the specific issue you were trying to solve, and what were the circumstances? The results floored us. At last count, more than 450 people shared their stories. Here are a few examples: “Looked up “enure/inure” for supervisor as he was unsure of meaning and I had never heard of the word.” “Wanderlust.

   

Image infant, baby, accent, patricia kuhl, We all...

infant, baby, accent, patricia kuhl, We all know that infants don’t actually speak with an accent because they don’t really speak at all. But for a long time scientists presumed that infants’ brains could not process sounds at all. Professor Patricia Kuhl, the director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Learning at the University of Washington, wanted to test this notion. Kuhl studied infants between six and eight months whose parents spoke different languages, including English, Swedish....

   

Image SAT, Writing Score, Reading Score, Lowest...

SAT, Writing Score, Reading Score, Lowest Score Ever, What comes to mind when you think about getting into college? Your grades, your personal essay, and of course, your SAT scores. The test that rules the lives of so many high school students was first administered in 1926. At that time “SAT” stood for Scholastic Aptitude Test. But today, after countless name changes the exam is simply called the SAT Reasoning Test, and those three fateful letters stand for nothing at all.

   

Image Obama, Romney, debates, The phrase “body...

Obama, Romney, debates, The phrase “body language” or nonverbal communication often gets tossed around. From public speaking to a first date, our movements and facial expressions say a lot about our feelings and intentions. Now, as we enter into political debate season, politicians’ body language will be under just as much scrutiny as their remarks, and if the candidates aren’t careful, they might misspeak without saying a word.

   

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