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An in-depth but very readable account of the "why" behind Elon Musk's plan to colonize Mars. The series of articles - 5 in total - is excellent, but start with the second one:

http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/08/how-and-why-spacex-will-colonize-mars.html/2

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Just recently installed Privacy Badger - a project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation - to block the tracking cookies of scummy internet advertisers. I'm pretty happy with it :-)

https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

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"The results were striking: in every single study, faster—that is, more intuitive—decisions were associated with higher levels of cooperation, whereas slower—that is, more reflective—decisions were associated with higher levels of selfishness."

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-probe-human-nature-and-discover-we-are-good-after-all/

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So... not really about Evergreen per se, but I thought this perspective might be interesting to the community:
http://www.attemptingelegance.com/?p=1958

The article itself is about some of the reasons why it might be difficult for non-techie-but-interested library staff to learn "crunchy tech skills".

It's been my experience that the Evergreen community is very much inclusive and willing to help neophytes.  But I agree with the author's point that (and those of some of the commentors) that finding/making/being given time to learn is a core issue. 

Thoughts?

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So there's this:

http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/11409/the-gel-that-stops-bleeding-instantly/

I've said it before and I'll say it again - it's a good time to be alive.  I wonder what tomorrow will bring?  :-)

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Well, now.  This is an interesting development...

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/15/resurrecting-the-extinct-frog-with-a-stomach-for-a-womb/

This is about much more than saving one post-endangered species (to coin a phrase).  This is about perfecting the techniques that will enable us to re-introduce biodiversity (once we have the capabilities and knowledge to fix what we've broken in the system now), AND to take our environment with us to the stars... someday.

Woot!  Just got registered for Evergreen International 2013 conference!  :-)

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