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Schmuckademia.
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It's almost that time of year...
The man who first patented a "surf-type snow ski" ultimately lost the battle to name the sport.
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Gerrymandering at its ugliest.
A Florida judge ruled Friday that the state's lawmakers have until August 15 to redraw its current congressional districts. But there are a few other districts across this mighty nation that also might benefit from a little nip and tuck. 
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SUCH awesomeness! Map of the century (thus far)!
This isn't an informational illustration; this is a thing I think we should do. First, we'll need a gigantic spool of thread. Next, we'll need some kind of ... hmm, time to head to Seattle. |< · < ? > >|. See also: http://xkcd.com/1389/large/ · Archive · Store · What If? About.
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Just in case you haven't noticed: There is a HUMONGOUS ocean of water lying under Earth's surface.
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Kopstein's haunting words on Russia back in 1999: "Ideological commitments to renewed empire-building may eventually exert significant political & economic influence."
That was fast.
http://individual.utoronto.ca/kopstein/publications/is_history_repeating_itself.pdf
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Remember that "10.000 hours to mastery" rule?
Forget about it (it's a pun).
Contrary to what the bestselling author would tell you, obsessive practice isn't the key to success. Here's why
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The Martian dystopia. 
200,000 people have supposedly signed up for a one-way mission to Mars. But the truth about Mars One is much weirder and…
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The cancer front: A shift from morphological organ-centricity to a life-saving DNA-based classification.
New research partly led by UC San Francisco-affiliated scientists suggests that one in 10 cancer patients would be more accurately diagnosed if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria rather than by the tissues in which they originated, and that this information, in turn, could ...
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"Lucky", you say? Not really.
James Scott Bumgarner, more famous as James Garner, film and TV star, passed away recently at the age of 86. Many people have been writing about how great a guy he was and stories about his life. A few things caught my attention. Not the least of... | Nathan Kontny | Founder of two YC companies: Inkling & Cityposh. Engineer for President Obama’s re-election campaign. Now working on Draft.
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When science prefers to believe in magic... decades of physics research are lost to "uncertainty". #QuantumTheory
For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky concept. The laws of quantum physics seem to suggest that particles spend much of their time in a ghostly state, lacking even basic properties such as a definite location and instead existing everywhere and nowhere at once. Only when a particle is measured does it suddenly…
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+Ben Myers Now's your moment to shine! ;) And it's the only thing that makes sense if one believes in the universe as code in perpetual execution mode.
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Taxi drivers protesting +Uber are walking down the path of elevator operators.
Neither ignorance nor force will solve their problem. Fare thee well, fellas.
Taxi drivers planned to turn a handful of European city centers into giant parking lots Wednesday, protesting the mobile car-hailing services of Uber Technologies and others.
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