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It arrived! Because of my favourite episode of 99%Invisible, getting a hold of this was essential #fw
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My first batch of DryBath. A local invention that's supposed to let you clean yourself without water. Keen to see how well it works #fw
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"Data scientist Edward Tufte (dubbed the "Galileo of graphics" by BusinessWeek) pioneered the field of data visualization. Tufte discusses what he calls "forever knowledge," and his latest projects: sculpting Richard Feynman's diagrams, and helping people "see without words."" http://www.npr.org/2013/01/18/169708761/edward-tufte-wants-you-to-see-better# #fw  
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Go Seigen passed away in hospital, in Japan, on Sunday December 30, 2014. He was 100 years old. Many people regard Go Seigen to be the greatest Go player ever. Rest in peace, Go Seigen.
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"The motorists and cyclists of the 1890s and 1900s were not from different sections of society — they were frequently the exact same people...Many of motoring's key pioneers were officials in cycling organisations. Motoring pioneers originally celebrated their cycling credentials. By the end of the 1920s, with the development of its proletarian image, cycling's vital contribution to the development of motoring was deliberately suppressed." #fw
Cyclists were 1st to push for good roads & were pioneers of motoring
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via Music has the right to children, never heard of this film, is it any good?  #fw
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This needs a remake with Evgeney Morozov on HB pencil and screwdriver #fw
 
I really like the deep and original song by Big Data - “Dangerous.”  Their video is complex, layered and entertaining, demanding full attention:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_1796999801&feature=iv&src_vid=E8b4xYbEugo&v=VPYA9racfO4

Then there’s this more shallow and yet deeply disturbing alternate version. Yeouch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8b4xYbEugo
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Homo erectus at Trinil on Java used shells for tool production and engraving

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Predicted to predate Blombos and Tsodilo by about 300 000 years
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The Essential Geography of the United States of America

This national award-winning reinvention of the US wall map brings the richness and beauty of United States geography to life. It is the only US map that depicts the principal elements of our common geographic heritage.

"This is the map of the U.S. you've been waiting for....absolutely awesome!" -SM, Portland, Oregon 

"This one will remain a classic." -Stuart Allan, Raven Maps 
There are many USA maps available, but none as impressive as the Essential Geography of the USA from Imus Geographics. It's detail and style goes far beyond that of other maps of USA states. The Essential Geography of the United States of America
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Maybe we domesticated ourselves? Never thought of it like this
Domestication happened to humans, too. We’ve evolved a lot like pets.
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  • Emory University
    Post Doc, Chemistry Dept., 2011 - 2013
  • University of Pretoria
    Post Doc, Biochemistry Dept. Malaria Research Group, 2010 - 2011
  • Meraka Institute, CSIR
    Scientific Officer, HPC Research Group, 2008 - 2010
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