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Lawrence Wilkinson
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10 ridiculously-precise units of measurement
(Plus- Braithwaite)
“The heart of science is measurement”*…

Quantify quantity at: https://t.co/vpKODsHswb
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Saving the world's disappearing languages
(Plus- MacLeish)
“The conquest of learning is achieved through the knowledge of languages”*…

Conserving the capacity to converse: https://t.co/moAUW6xC50
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Inside the Alchemist's Workshop
(Plus- Seaborg)
“Everyone knows Newton as the great scientist. Few remember that he spent half his life muddling with alchemy, looking for the philosopher’s stone. That was the pebble by the seashore he really wanted to find”*…

Go for the gold at: https://t.co/NPYTeWsKsN
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When Rome fell, the chief culprits were climate and disease. Sound familiar?
(Plus- Midnight Ride)
“We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies needed to cure them”*…

Ruminate on all of the meanings of “recycle” at: https://t.co/HAHl7ysO89
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Discoveries are harder to find... is science hitting a wall?
(Plus- Ben Franklin)
“There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement.”*…

Ponder progress at: https://t.co/p3z5YxjzkS
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On the occasion of Spike Milligan’s 100th, his daughter Jane and Michale Palin— and lots of clips— celebrate
16/04/2018
16/04/2018
bbc.co.uk

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The Death Row Book Club
(Plus- acid, dropped)
“My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read”*…

Celebrate close reading at: https://t.co/T8IRANZ3l1
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"Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize”
- Tom Lehrer, satirist and mathematician, who turned 90 earlier this month

https://t.co/dwJLrFO3d9
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How a $10 Billion experimental city nearly got built in rural Minnesota
(Plus- da Vinci)
“A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at”*…

Be careful what you wish for at: https://t.co/8K9BmCOlPw
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The 50 most important life-saving breakthroughs in history?
(Plus- Rachel Carson)
"Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable”*…

Muse on the modern at: https://t.co/ehupAHrEf8
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