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Michael Thompson
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That which can be seen must be named. The human credo.

"Naming Features On Pluto And Charon http://www.coloradospacenews.com/naming-features-on-pluto-and-charon/ "
This image contains the initial, informal names being used by the New Horizons team for the features on Pluto's Sputnik Planum (plain). Names were selected based on input the team received from a public naming campaign. Names have not yet been approved by the International Astronomical Union ...
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i had no idea the Genet as so widespread. Germany - really? Very attractive nonetheless -but what does it eat?
 
Small Spotted Genet (common genet)

The common genet (Genetta genetta), is a small viverrid indigenous to Africa that was introduced to southwestern Europe and the Balearic Islands. As it widely distributed north of the Sahara, in savanna zones south of the Sahara to southern Africa and along the coast of Arabia, Yemen and Oman, it is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. It has also been recorded in Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.
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This is one of those things that can change the entire landscape of humankind's future. 
For the first time, scientists have discovered what makes the cell’s tiny protein-making machines run — and have built their own molecular gadget. They created a ribosome, the factory for proteins...
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went out of its way to investigate a rock the likes of which it has never seen before on the Red Planet.
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I call "karma". Seriously, why the do you 'need' to shoot an armadillo on the road at 3 am?

"Texas Man Hurt When Bullet Ricochets Off Armadillo He Tried To Shoot http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/armadillo-shooting-texas "
An East Texas man was hospitalized early Thursday morning after a bullet he fired at an armadillo ricocheted back at his head, KLTV reported.
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Philae lander data show comets could have brought 'building blocks of life' to Earth
Organic molecules that could have contributed to the chemical building blocks of life have been discovered under the icy surface of a comet, scient...
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ESL Instructor, Freelance Editor, German Tutor
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  • Freelance
    Editor, 2011 - present
  • Borders Group
    General Manager, 1994 - 2011
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Lecturer, 1988 - 1994
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Teaching Assistant, 1988 - 1992
  • Canal Wood Corp.
    Procurement Forester, 1982 - 1985
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Hamburg, Germany - Asheville, NC - New Bern, NC - Raleigh, NC - Hendersonville, NC
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ESL & German instructor, zoo docent, and editor. Loves birding, beer & brewing, science, literature.
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Writer, tutor, freelance editor, translator. Loves birding, beer, science, literature (English / German).

Will tutor English speakers in German (at any level) - using Google Hangouts. Just send me a message if you're interested in trying out distance learning over Google+.

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Quit a bad job then tramped around Germany & Austria for 3 months.
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  • University of Pennsylvania
    German Lang. & Literature, 1988 - 1992
  • Universität Hamburg
    Germanistik, 1986 - 1987
  • North Carolina State University
    Business Administration, 1978 - 1982
  • North Carolina Sate University
    Forestry, 1978 - 1982
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Sidecar has quality and varied beers on tap. I'd consider simply another of Philadelphia's excellent beer pubs except that the food is also very good. Consider it a restaurant with good beer and a hipster vibe. You won't get a lot of smiles with your service (because that's not the hipster way) but I have always found it very attentive - no complaints at all.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Science hip atmosphere. Excellent ultra-thin crust margarita pizza.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food and beer - authentic - service - better than German.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Gone out of business at this location.
Atmosphere: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Not cheap but food and service are excellent. Good choice for a relatively special occasion or a random 'treat yourself' dinner.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago