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Terry Gross from +NPR Fresh Air on +The Colbert Report. Enjoy!
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The below-linked TED video is one of the coolest I've ever seen. A synopsis might be, "how to fight asteroids and win." TEDxBOULDER - Phil Plait - An Asteroid Impact Can Ruin Your Whole Day. And Your Species
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Many of Earth’s natural wonders are distinctive enough to recognize from space, even when passing by at 5 miles a second. For instance, the quirky “face” of the Manicouagen crater really stands out. This impact crater in what is now Quebec, Canada is thought to be the result of an asteroid three miles in diameter smashing into the Earth about 215 million years ago. On the other hand, it’s easy to miss the Kara-Kul impact crater while traveling over adjacent mountain ranges in central Asia. Sometime between 5 and 25 million years ago, a meteorite left this 28-mile wide depression at 12,000 feet above sea level in the Pamir Mountains. +Philip Plait gave a TED Talk on how “An Asteroid Impact Can Ruin Your Whole Day” – entertaining and informative!
TEDxBOULDER - Phil Plait - An Asteroid Impact Can Ruin Your Whole Day. And Your Species
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He gave a brilliant commencement speech.

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." --Steve Jobs

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html
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Steve Jobs has died ABC Radio is reporting. Sad day.
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And then Stanford decided that the class of '07 needed a good nap before diploma ceremonies.
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An xkcd in honor of one of my favorite things.
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The internet needs a universally recognized sarcasm font.
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I guess it's hard to take anything written in comic sans seriously, anyway...
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I think I've shared this before, but I like it enough to go again:

"New Yorker cartoon: Two Zen monks in robes and shaved heads, one young, one old, sitting side by side cross-legged on the floor. The younger one is looking at the older one, who is turned toward him and saying: 'Nothing happens next. This is it.'" (Quoted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's "Wherever You Go, There You Are").
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