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D. Luria
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The hand that cradles the rock

Tool use is still often cited as a defining human characteristic, despite longstanding knowledge we are not the only tool-using creatures on the planet. More interestingly, it is only recently that anyone has sought to determine how long other animals have been tool users, and whether that tool use evidences a specific (and possibly evolving) culture.

#InterspeciesBonds #OtherTerrestrialIntelligence #tooluser
We think of the Stone Age as something that early humans lived through. But we are not the only species that has invented it
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...Liberty and Justice for ALL: Julian Bond, January 14 1940 -- August 15 2015

If dedication to an ideal had a face and a name, that name would have been Horace Julian Bond. A champion against bigotry of any kind, Mr. Bond's life was focused entirely upon what would make a world free of prejudice.

A veteran of Georgia politics, he was one of the first African-Americans elected to the state's House of Representatives following the Voter's Rights Act of 1965. He served in the House for nine years, followed by six terms in the Georgia Senate. Concurrent with his service in state government he became the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1971and was a board member in the organization for the rest of his life.

Believing ethics trumped association, Mr. Bond did not shy away from the contentious, and would readily go head-to-head with anyone over discriminatory behavior, often from within the organization. He believed that if you stand up for any of us, you must stand up for all us -- and stand he did.

#JulianBond #ModernHeroes #SPLC #MomentoMori
 
Former Georgia politician and life-long civil rights activist Julian Bond, who died on Saturday, was known for... http://trib.al/UEIoQ7d
Former Georgia politician and life-long civil rights activist Julian Bond, who died on Saturday, was known for his dedication to justice and equality.
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Because he could
 
No idea why William Wallace Jr. had his 1911 Fiat Tipo 6 come with a Native American chief riding a snail for a hood ornament.
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Why you need women in your tech team
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This is grand :)

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Thou shalt not forsake the gender of thy mother and father

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Too soon an end: Claudia Joan Alexander (May 30, 1959 – July 11, 2015)

Often the real heroes in life are people you have never heard named. Unsurprising really, in that these are people whose energy is taken up with getting things done instead of self promotion, and whose joy in life results directly from their field of interest rather than social notoriety.

We recently lost one of those heroes. I had not been aware that Dr. Alexander was so desperately ill, and news of her death a month ago was a dismal surprise. She was instrumental in the many success of the Galileo Jupiter missions despite what at times seemed overwhelming adversity to the project. A tireless advocate for women and minorities in all fields of science and technology, the body of work she leaves behind is ample testament to the truth that yes, we DO belong in these roles and spaces.

#MomentoMori #ClaudiaJoanAlexander #GalileoJPL #WoCinSTEM #ModernHeroes
NASA scientist Claudia Alexander, project manager for Galileo Jupiter mission, dies at 56 - NASA scientist Claudia Alexander, who was a project manager for the Galileo spacecraft mission to Jupiter and worked on the European Space Agency's Rosetta comet chaser, has died at age 56.
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Modern mystery: why do so few biologists go on multi-state killing sprees?

I see headlines like this and wonder why we don't all start each day by stabbing someone.  

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A recent survey finds that over 80 percent of Americans support "mandatory labels on foods containing DNA." This survey result is a particularly blatant example of the problem of widespread political and scientific ignorance.
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I think it's more of a wonder why more biologists (and anyone with a trace of clue) don't start each day by going back to bed. 

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Why isn't this true? It should be true

Also, I totally want a seat in that game!
 
GotG does feel like a motley crew of PCs.
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Projectile motion problem solved in shark units

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Normal humans think this is cool, but a physicist sees a projectile motion problem.
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Why yes, as a matter of fact, I am going to do this all day

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2% fish products; 8% co-morbidity; 27% quantum indeterminacy; 16% masa; 6% allergies; 21% curiosity; 19% compassion; 1% wondering if I left the oven on in a 100% organic dorkiness wrapper. Contents may become unsettled during shipping, political campaigns and whilst reading op-ed pages.  Product sold by weight, not volume. Volume does, in fact, go to 11. 

I care enormously more about what people do than what they believe.

Jorge Luis Borges wrote in the preface to The Book of Imaginary Beings --
"There is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition"
I offer this here by way of explanation for most of what I post. 
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I have caught with my bare hands (unharmed) a hummingbird in flight.
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    Chinese Studies / Business Admin
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    Micro & Molecular Biology
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