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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

   

Image The Internet is a surveillance state....

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

   

Video Image The Chomsky-Foucault Debate On Human Nature...

The Chomsky-Foucault Debate On Human Nature Two of the greatest intellectuals of the 20th century debate over human nature, knowledge and science. #knowledge #foucault #chomsky

   

Image 500-million-year-old sea creature unearthed...

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

   

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

   

Video Image "Nessun dorma" (English: None shall...

"Nessun dorma" (English: None shall sleep)[1] is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot,[2] and is one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera. It is sung by Calaf, il principe ignoto (the unknown prince), who falls in love at first sight with the beautiful but cold Princess Turandot. However, any man who wishes to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles; if he fails, he will be beheaded. #opera #pavarotti #nessundorma

   

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

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

   

Image #Watermelon | Tomatoes are rich in lycopene....

#Watermelon | Tomatoes are rich in lycopene. Carrots are filled with beta-carotene. And watermelon is loaded with both vitamins, which help protect your skin and repair cells that are damaged by sunlight. #healthyfoods

   

Image Driving school for dogs in New Zealand - A...

Driving school for dogs in New Zealand - A charity in New Zealand is teaching rescued dogs how to drive a car. The canine driving school is aimed at proving how intelligent the animals can be. Monty the giant schnauzer is among the novice drivers who have learned to control the brakes, gears and steering wheel. #dogs #intelligence

   

Image Sisyphus - In Greek mythology Sisyphus (...

Sisyphus - In Greek mythology Sisyphus ( /ˈsɪsɪfəs/; Greek: Σίσυφος, Sísyphos) was a king punished by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this action forever. The word "sisyphean" means "endless and unavailing, as labor or a task". #sisyphus #coolwords

   

Video Image Capuchin monkeys reject unequal pay -...

Capuchin monkeys reject unequal pay - Research shows how monkey gets upset when paid less than counterpart - If pressed for time, watch from minute 1:12 #equalpay #monkeys #knowledgeispower #deWaal

   

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Should Natural Law Inform Constitutional Law? « Above the Law: A Legal Web Site – News, Commentary, and Oknoowitions on Law Firms, Lawyers, Law School, Law Suits, Judges and Courts #constitutionallaw #naturallaw

   

Video Image Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. -...

Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. - 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. #engineering

   

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US Corporate Tax Reform - The United States currently possesses the highest statutory corporate tax rate in the world, at 35 percent (discounting state and local taxes). Many analysts say the comparatively high U.S. rate, coupled with a complex array of tax subsidies and loopholes, is a doubly flawed system, overburdening businesses with compliance and planning costs while reducing federal revenues at a time of rising national debt. #corporatetax #taxreform

   

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Does Chocolate Make You Clever? Eating more chocolate improves a nation's chances of producing Nobel Prize winners - or at least that's what a recent study appears to suggest. But how much chocolate do Nobel laureates eat, and how could any such link be explained? The study's author, Franz Messerli of Columbia University, started wondering about the power of chocolate after reading that cocoa was good for you. #nobelprize #chocolate

   

Image War of 1812 - The War of 1812 was a 32 month...

War of 1812 - The War of 1812 was a 32 month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire and their allies which resulted in no territorial change, but a resolution of many issues remaining from the American War of Independence. #UShistory #history

   

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Almost human - London-based photographer Tim Flach's latest project, titled More Than Human, consists of intimate studio portraits of various wild animals, from various monkeys and apes to specially-bred featherless chickens... #photography #animals

   

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner: Have we always eaten them? British people - and many others across the world - have been brought up on the idea of three square meals a day as a normal eating pattern, but it wasn't always that way. People are repeatedly told the hallowed family dinner around a table is in decline and the UK is not the only country experiencing such change. #diet

   

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Is world peace possible? We have witnessed fewer and fewer wars between countries since 1945, and so there is no reason to doubt that they could disappear like other horrifying acts. Psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker at Harvard University thinks it is completely conceivable that wars between countries might go the way of slave auctions, debtors’ prisons and other barbaric customs. #peace #war #future

   

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US to be Saudi Arabia of... oil? - short view - markets - FT.com The US will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest global oil producer by the second half of this decade, according to the International Energy Agency, as the shale revolution redraws the global energy landscape. #energy #oilindustry

   

Image It's the Brazilians, Stupid - By Mac...

It's the Brazilians, Stupid - By Mac Margolis | Foreign Policy Meet Brazil's James Carville -- and the other political consultants who are shaking up Latin America's electoral landscape. #politics #brazil

   

Video Image Surviving progress - “Every time history...

Surviving progress - “Every time history repeats itself the price goes up.” Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our primate brain which hasn’t been upgraded in 50,000 years. With rich imagery and immersive soundtrack, filmmakers Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks launch us on journey to contemplate our evolution from cave-dwellers...

   

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US President Obama and Brazil's Dilma Rousseff meeting at the White House, April 2012 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was quick to react to the US election result. Almost before Barack Obama's victory was confirmed, she used a public event in Brasilia to send her warmest wishes to him and the US people. #braziltrade #Obama

   

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n Fox News' election coverage Tuesday night, there was little pretense of fairness or balance. What there was, from the start, was a glum tone that turned downright funereal by the time Mitt Romney finally conceded, near 1 a.m. To watch the network's anchors and guests work through the dawning realization that their candidate was doomed was to witness a textbook case of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's five stages of grief. #USelections #media

   

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Caffeine crystal - Tiny Wonders: Beauty in Miniature

   

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The Role Of Museums In The Public Understanding Of Science | Cognoscenti #museums #science

   

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Gorgeous Cave Paintings and Sculptures from Tens of Thousands of Years Ago - Slate Magazine Here, a bison graces the Cave of Altamira’s 25,000-year-old Hall of Polychromes. Its meaty body overwhelms its spindly legs. #paintings #bison

   

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Apple publishes statement over iPad design row - Apple has published a statement which admits that Samsung has not infringed its designs. The electronics firm was forced to publish the statement by a UK High Court which ruled on a dispute between the two firms in July. #applevsamsung #apple #samsung

   

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Calculating The Odds of Intelligent Alien Life - Could there be intelligent life on other planets? This question has piqued imagination and curiosity for decades. Explore the answer with the Drake Equation -- a mathematical formula that calculates the possibility of undiscovered life. #Lesson by Jill Tarter; Animation by TED-Ed. #Maths

   

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Suzzallo Library’s Graduate Reading Room at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA #libraries

   

Image The Illusion of Choice | The illusion of...

The Illusion of Choice | The illusion of choice is an awesome #infographic that breaks down who owns what and the reality that we really don’t have much choice as we think we do. There are six huge media giants that basically run most of the media that we consume through television, radio, and reading. #choice #media

   

Image No Wars for Water | Foreign Affairs Did you...

No Wars for Water | Foreign Affairs Did you know that the only time two countries ever actually fought a war over water was about 4,500 years ago? It was a conflict between the city-states of Lagash and Umma over the Tigris river. #war #water

   

Image In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto...

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto [Paperback] Michael Pollan | #Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it? Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become.

   

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The Magazine's recent article about the Britishisation of American English prompted readers to respond with examples of their own - here are 30 British words and phrases that you've noticed being used in the US and Canada. #language #britishisms #English

   

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An engraving of Christ Church, Oxford, 1742 | #oxforduniversity

   

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Astronomers have found the nearest planet outside our Solar System, circling one of the stars of Alpha Centauri just four light-years away. #universe #exoplanet

   

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Complete Second Presidential Town Hall Debate 2012: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney - Oct 16, 2012 - The second presidential town hall debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the run up to the general election in November. #election2012 #debate

   

Video Image The History of Keeping Time - Karen Mensing...

The History of Keeping Time - Karen Mensing - Where did time-telling come from? What are time zones and why are there so many of them? Get the answers to these questions and more in this journey through the history of time -- from sundials to hourglasses to modern clocks. Lesson by Karen Mensing, animation by Avi Ofer. #education

   

Image William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833) | William...

William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833) | William Wilberforce was the main figurehead in Parliament for the Abolitionist campaign. He was born in Kingston-upon-Hull into a wealthy family of wool merchants and represented the town as MP. He was recruited by Thomas Clarkson, who recognised that, in order to get Parliament to change the law, the anti-slavery cause needed a brilliant advocate inside Parliament itself. Wilberforce was very well suited for this role. #history abolition #slavery

   

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Nobel Prize: Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley win 2012 economics award #Nobelprize #economics

   

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