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Kim Roper
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Meet Burn Unit Barbie.

This is one of the reasons that I hate so much stock photography.
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The Twitter / Google Deal: What You Need To Know
#Twitter and #Google are dating again! Here's what you need to know about the deal the two online heavyweights struck to include tweets in search. Read: #SocialMedia #SEO #PublicRelations

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Better stay away from the Indian food...

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Attention photogs - amateur and professional - Be aware of what's happening with your photos on Flickr. If you're not sure what Creative Commons means, you should know. Check. Read. Understand. #photography   #creativecommonslicense  

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Another of those Things Everyone Just Knows turns out, according to this article, to be false.  I find one interesting detail to be that there is almost as much online hate directed at Piers Morgan alone as there is at all female journalists combined.  (Not that I'm surprised; the man is a complete asshat.)

OP credit lost, sorry.  It's somewhere way back in my stream several reloads ago, and I can't find it.  Thank you, whoever it was.

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Some people say science takes away from the beauty of the world around us. But I'm with Feynman on this one: science only adds to beauty.

Not too long ago, I shared a post about how science may have solved an old mystery (, and someone wrote this:

"They should have left it a mystery. Thanks for making one less thing absolutely magical. Try using your resources for something fruitful."

I think Feynman's quote is the best way to respond to that comment:

"I have a friend who’s an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say “look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. Then he says “I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing,” and I think that he’s kind of nutty."

"First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty."

"I mean it’s not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower."

"It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts."

Animation by Fraser Davidson

From the BBC Interview for Horizon "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out"

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