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Always thought these product seemed poorly conceived. Great to see action, in some places, against them.
 
Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed House Enrolled Act 1185 Thursday, banning the sale or production of products containing plastic microbeads.
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The Tasman Bridge Disaster, Hobart, Tasmania. January 5th, 1975.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasman_Bridge_disaster "Sylvia Manley: "As we approached, it was a foggy night...there was no lights on the bridge at the time. We just thought there was an accident. We slowed down to about 40 km/h and I'm peering out the window, desperately looking to see the car...what was happening on the bridge. We couldn't see anything but we kept on travelling. The next thing, I said to Frank, "The bridge is gone!" And he just applied the brakes and we just sat there swinging.[3] As we sat there, we couldn’t see anything in the water. All we could see was a big whirlpool of water and apparently the boat was sinking. So with that, we undid the car door and I hopped out."
40 important moments from history, captured by photographers of the day and preserved forever. A poignant snapshot of how life once was.
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#biomimicry  "University of California, Irvine invented a roll-on tape that mimics squid's ability to reflect the same light as its surroundings, thus becoming invisible. Using a protein found in the squid called reflectin, these "invisibility stickers" could help soldiers remain unseen even by infrared scanners."
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Anyone know what this invasive but pretty flowering plant is that it's constricting up the tree like an anaconda?
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That is what wisteria does. Quite pretty, don't let it near other plants 
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It was said his presidency would be about planting ideas. I think that mission has been accomplished, but we must wait to see how we can act on those and help pull a vocal minority into modern thinking.
 
"If our society really wanted to solve the problem, we could; it's just that it would require everybody saying, 'this is important; this is significant.' And, that we don't just pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns, and we don't just pay attention when a young man gets shot or has his spine snapped, but we're paying attention all the time because we consider those kids our kids." —President Obama on the situation in Baltimore: http://go.wh.gov/sjSAyV
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Mad respect for that perspective.
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Great #geology  art for #urbandecay . Very enjoyable. Evokes a "What will the world do with our bones."
Surrounding an exhibition at Maker City LA, artist Paige Smith A.K.A. a common name (previously), began to install new crystalized rock formations around the streets of LA. The geodesic rock formations which she refers to as urban geodes are created mostly with paper and spray paint or cast resin
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I'm still interested in this topic and wish I could've lived in an age with the black wave of wings descended. What sad creatures we are to have extinguished so much in so short a time. I keep wondering if we'll get to a point where we can start bio-engineering them back into the world we stole - as we move on to others.
And whether it can, and should, be brought back to life a century after it disappeared.
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It is possible the bird's population was kept under control by human predation prior to the population collapse thanks to European diseases in the 16th century. When hunting fell off numbers exploded.
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Can we Control Human Brain?
http://sciconcilium.com/regulating-neurons-activation/

Scientists have engineered receptors which can be regulated by manmade molecules. The proof of concept study show scientist controlling feeding behavior in mice. The technique can potentially be used to treat regulate neuron activation and brain disorders.

‪#‎BRAINInitiative‬ ‪#‎Braindisorders‬ ‪#‎engineeredreceptors‬ ‪#‎brainremotecontrol‬ ‪#‎neurons‬ ‪#‎brain‬
In first study published as result of BRIAN Initiative scientist have engineered a brain remote control. Through the first experimental model scientists can control mice behavior to either eat or ignore the available food.
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(1) How is this not filling my social media feed, instead of the picture of what's-his-name as the Joker?
(2) No, they're not the Chibok girls, but 300 women and girls have been freed, among the thousands of people Boko Haram has kidnapped. Are we going to quibble about whether it's a good thing?

Thanks to +Stephanie Pegg for spreading the news.
Nigeria's military says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from a notorious Boko Haram stronghold.
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Some fun little pieces of art here.
Turkish filmmaker, graffiti artist, and photographer Erdal Inci clones himself (meaning sections of video) to create stunning and hypnotic animated loops. via  
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  • Sometimes where you come from, such as a small WV farm, makes you all the more interesting. 

  • I try to remember that I am always at least partially wrong, that keeps me humble-ish.

  • I talk about science, technology, and politics. Typically I will not shy away from areas that folks avoid as the discussion can have value. I have studied finance and management information systems. I apply systems engineering, which I've also studied. I have worked in the government. I now am implementing projects. I will not let you off the hook for misinformation and most often call you out for bias (we all have them, just own up!).
  • I have stopped posting to individual circles for most posts. This is because G+ penalizes non-public posts.
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Why the Passenger Pigeon Went Extinct
www.audubon.org

And whether it can, and should, be brought back to life a century after it disappeared.

Cloned Video GIFs - Art Fucks Me
artfucksme.com

Turkish filmmaker, graffiti artist, and photographer Erdal Inci clones himself (meaning sections of video) to create stunning and hypnotic a

New Urban Geodes on the Streets of L.A. by Paige Smith
www.thisiscolossal.com

Surrounding an exhibition at Maker City LA, artist Paige Smith A.K.A. a common name (previously), began to install new crystalized rock form

World War I in Photos: Introduction
www.theatlantic.com

One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives

NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You're Free To Use Them -...
createdigitalmusic.com

Space is the place. Again. And SoundCloud is now a place you can find sounds from the US government space agency, NASA. In addition to the r

Your life on earth
www.bbc.com

How you and the world have changed since you were born

A local TV trend: And now, the identical news - The Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com

The “local” reports that resource-strapped TV stations are increasingly airing aren’t so local. Here’s why.

FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature
www.stumbleupon.com

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further. Below are over 100 links to websites that provide free e-books on

Supreme Marvel
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The Marvel Universe, Rebooted. Representation Matters.

This fire in Australia has been burning for 6,000 years
www.sciencealert.com

You’ve probably heard of the coal seam gas fire that blazes uncontrollably beneath the now-abandoned town of Centralia in Pennsylvania , US

If Classic Disney Movies Had Been Animated Today
twentytwowords.com

These awesome reboots of iconic Disney stills were done by Tyson Murphy, a video game character artist. He uses Photoshop and a keen artisti

Tabletop Audio - Ambiences and Music for Tabletop Role Playing Games
tabletopaudio.com

Original, 10 minute ambiences and music for your Tabletop Role Playing Games.

60+ Epic Samurai Artwork w/ Inspirational Miyamoto Musashi Quotes
www.andysowards.com

Today I hope you are ready to be inspired, by some amazing artwork. The Samurai. Is there anything more badass? I think not. I was very insp

Tourist reportedly crashes drone into Yellowstone National Park's larges...
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Authorities at Yellowstone National Park are investigating reports that a tourist crashed a drone into the Grand Prismatic Spring, on Saturd

Keylight - an audio rhythm experiment.
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The experiments and interactive playground of Hakim El Hattab.

Wonderful place for brunch with crepes that leave you walking away pleasantly fulfilled. Small little restaurant that can get loud when packed tight, but otherwise it's well worth a visit if you are in the mood for some nice grub.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Best burgers currently made.
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