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Well, in brazilian portuguese we call it Abacaxi. 
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The Night Watch by Rembrandt, completed in 1642.
I really want to believe that the kids in the photo are researching the painting, not using their phones for gaming or social media, especially in a museum.

h/t: +Irina Tcherednichenko

#Rembrandt #Art #SocialMedia
 
I would never want to be a vampire, because I couldn't bear to live two generations

Wow. Just, wow. I had to factcheck this picture because I couldn't believe my eyes.

In the 70s, I had to travel to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to view this painting, displayed within a protective glass cubicle (after a man attacked it with a knife) and dim lights (to lessen the aging process). We all strained our eyes to admire the details that were dark and far away. We wished we could get just an inch closer. Our necks hyperextended.

And now it is displayed in it's full glory under bright lights where one could walk right up to it and study the artistry...

and these kids are more concerned about checking their upvotes on Facebook.

Just, wow.

#getoffmylawnyougoshdarnkids  

h/t: +Frank Merenda 
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Today "The Little Mermaid" turns 25 years old. When it came out, in 1989, Disney had gone three decades without a big hit: "Sleeping Beauty," the last major success, was released in 1959, six years before Walt Disney's death. The ...
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or vastly more interesting story ;-)
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US and China strike deal on carbon cuts in push for global climate change pact.

#greenhousegas   #sustainability   #climatechange   #carboncuts  
Barack Obama aims for reduction of a quarter or more by 2025, while Xi Jinping sets goal for emissions to fall after 2030
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Personally, I think it's great. Whether or not the agreement comes into full fruition remains to be seen, but it's nevertheless a monumental step towards reducing carbon emissions and gives a sense of urgency to the upcoming climate summit next year in Paris.
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The first minute of international calls made with Hangouts is free.

This applies to phone numbers in twenty-five different countries. You'll need credit already on your Google account, so that if you run beyond 60 seconds you'll be covered.
 
What can you say in 60 seconds?

You’re a master of efficiency when it comes to many of the things you do each day. Make coffee, shower, and catch up on the news all at the same time? Check. Muscle memory for keyboard shortcuts that have you in and out of your email in record time? Check. Twenty foot bank off the wall into the garbage just to avoid making the walk? You got this. 

You can say a lot in just 60 seconds. In honor of time-hackers everywhere, Hangouts wants to help you say it for free.  We’re making the first minute free for calls to phone numbers in twenty-five different countries (http://goo.gl/vrikXC) around the world.    

Top 10 things you can do with your free first minute...

-  Say “Happy Holidays” in twenty-five different languages

- Call that great-aunt you can only handle 55 seconds at a time

- Get the surf report in Gold Coast, Australia direct from a local

- Say “I love you” 42 times

- Or alternately, say, “It's me, not you....” 

- Give your brother in Milan up-to-the-minute score updates

- Do your elevator pitch for investors around the world

- Actually leave that voicemail instead of hanging up to avoid being charged

- Call local restaurants, hotels, and attractions when traveling internationally

- “Mom, dad, can you send some money?”

Don’t worry, if you need a bit more than a minute, we’ve got you covered there too. As always, phone calls with Hangouts are free (http://goo.gl/TLi9RJ) for most numbers in the US and Canada, and our international rates (http://goo.gl/RD59a3) are super low. You can make phone calls from every device where you use Hangouts, and with Hangouts Dialer (http://goo.gl/Pv5fys) on Android. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone (or grab your tablet or computer) and show us what can you get done with sixty free seconds. 
Now call any phone number in the world from your Hangouts app using your da...
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Yes, you can make international calls. The rates can be found here: https://www.google.com/voice/b/0/rates?p=hangout
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"Speak or write in English, and the world will hear you. Speak or write in Tamil or Portuguese, and you may have a harder time getting your message out. Now, a new method for mapping how information flows around the globe identifies the best languages to spread your ideas far and wide. One hint: If you're considering a second language, try Spanish instead of Chinese."

The reason is that English is a "hub" language, along with Spanish, French, German, and Russian, at a smaller scale. Mandarin, Hindi, and Arabic, on the other hand, have huge populations of speakers but are relatively isolated from the rest of the network.
New method of measuring cultural transmission suggests some tongues spread ideas better than others
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You Need an Algorithm, Not a Data Scientist
by Kira Radinsky - Harvard Business Review
#dataanalytics

Mark Twain once said: “The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Although future events have unique circumstances, they typically follow familiar past patterns. Today, data scientists can predict everything from disease outbreaks to mortality to riots.

It’s no surprise, then, that companies trying to hear the rhymes and see the patterns in their sales conversions are trying to manually analyze their own data, hire the best data scientists, and train their managers to be more quantitative.

However, this people-centric, high-touch approach is not scalable. Markets are too dynamic, and some of the changes too imperceptible, to be realistically captured by humans.

http://goo.gl/yU06S6
Manually crunching numbers isn’t scalable.
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Merry Christmas to all, and thank you for the belated birthday wishes. 
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Stonehenge road tunnel plan: some say it's necessary, some say it's disastrous

"Reaction to the government’s announcement of proposals to bury the A303 under Stonehenge in a tunnel is deeply split among archaeologists and conservation groups, some regarding it as a historic victory, others as a disaster which will irreparably damage a world heritage site."

#Stonehenge   #Archaeology  
Archaeologists and conservation groups divided in reaction to proposals to put A303 under world heritage site
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I'd like to visit!!
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The article is inspiring.
As Google's core business continues to thrive, Larry Page is making huge bets on new technology—ingestible nanoparticles, balloons that beam down broadband—that could define the future.
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The stars of The Breakthrough Prize

Cash prizes in mathematics, life sciences, and fundamental physics were awarded on Monday, and the presenters were big names in entrepreneurship, technology, etc, including Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg. The Breakthrough Prize was "set up  to to [sic] celebrate scientists and generate excitement about their work."
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The aurora borealis can make for a spectacular night sky show, even sometimes visible from space. Here are eight amazing facts about the northern lights.
The aurora borealis can make for a spectacular night sky show, even sometimes visible from space. Here are eight amazing facts about the northern lights.
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Lover of technology, neuroscience, and a good story.
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Hi, my name is Danielle. I am not a fan of introductions because the only way to truly know a person is through conversation, not a paragraph of characteristics. With that said, there are two things you need to know about me:
 
Part one: I love to read and do it obsessively.
 
Part two: Bookworms like me aren't just dreamers. We're teaching ourselves how to live. Narratives have formed my character, and will continue to do so in every chapter of my life.
 
If you choose to circle me, be warned that I do not have a set theme. Sometimes I post about Google (very often actually), sometimes the mind&brain, sometimes books, sometimes images I drew for  DrawSomething (the game), and sometimes food. There might also be the occasional "look at how adorable my sister is" post, or a share of something I found funny/interesting. I think it goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that this is a personal account; the posts are reflective of my opinions and interests, and not that of my employer or institution. 
 
I love discussions so please feel free to share your opinions on my post, whether you agree or disagree. If you find yourself with some extra time, be sure to check out my blog too.
 
Have a nice day, and don't forget to smile!
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