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We're excited to start discussions with the South Bay to bring Google Fiber there. Share this graphic to let your neighbors know the news. Learn more and sign up for updates: http://goo.gl/AqL6me
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Dolphins are so cool!
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ADHD is not a disorder, it is a difference in cognition.

If you think ADHD is a disease you should think more open minded. Think about skills and creativity...

In most cases creativity comes in chaos, not in orderly sequence;)
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Creativity seems to be like a disease to some people; maybe rigidness is also a symptom of disease. 
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This is amazing!
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Very cool!
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Happy New Year +Valerie Burge .
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Lots of people post pictures of fancy coffee. Here's my cup of plain old regular coffee with cream and sugar.
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I had a dog once who could navigate through electric wires to cross our lawn without getting shocked.  She would also walk around the house to find a window of a room we were in, before barking at the window to be let in.  I really do believe they are smarter than we tend to give them credit for.  Fascinating story.
 
Animals in the wild have to continually contend with the expansion of human civilization. Certain wild animals have learned to coexist and even thrive in urban settings, pigeons and raccoons being obvious examples.

Well, subway goers in Moscow are becoming familiar with stray dogs. These dogs have become accustomed to using the subway system as a means to travel across Moscow, even managing to catch a nap along the way. The dogs hop on in the morning and travel to the city center where they spend the day begging for scraps. At the end of the day they get back on the subway and travel to the suburbs where they sleep in relative safety.

The dogs have become experts at judging the length of time they need to stay on the train, and seem to work together to ensure that they exit the subway at the right stop.

Scientists believe this phenomenon began after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, and Russia’s new capitalists moved industrial complexes from the city center to the suburbs.

Dr Andrei Poiarkov, of the Moscow Ecology and Evolution Institute, said: “These complexes were used by homeless dogs as shelters, so the dogs had to move together with their houses. Because the best scavenging for food is in the city center, the dogs had to learn how to travel on the subway – to get to the center in the morning, then back home in the evening, just like people.”
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Hello to all my blue-eyed cousins out there.
 
Very fun reading! (via my beautiful brown eyed friend +Neha Tiwari)
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Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

#futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
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Found this clipping in a box with family photos.  Though I feel for the poor cow, it offers some interesting insight.
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