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Ben de Groot
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a Dutchman teaching English in China
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Just released my first album of ambient music on BandCamp!
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my track 'lost temple' is featured in this podcast from naviar records, the label that hosts a weekly haiku challenge
Haiku Podcast #11
Haiku Podcast #11
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Good guy Bill Nye, standing up for science and education.
He may be a 'Science Celebrity',
but Bill Nye is indeed 'fighting the good fight'.
Rock on, Bill!
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Beautiful picture with so many contrasts...
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It's good to balance all the bad news with some good news. We are making progress in many areas. The world is getting better!
The fellow who makes ME look like a cynical playground-snarling pessimist - Peter Diamandis - offers up “Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful Charts.”  Do we have lots of problems to solve? Some of them perilous to the planet and our kids? Sure! But one of the worst of our problems is snarling cynics who refuse to look at the good news.  And conclude that problems CAN be solved!  Because some have been.

http://singularityhub.com/2016/06/27/why-the-world-is-better-than-you-think-in-10-powerful-charts/
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space science!
Explore the many radiation environments our Juno mission has traveled through on its way to Jupiter: http://go.nasa.gov/29k9R0a
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beautiful
Firefly Trails and the Summer Milky Way
Image Credit & Copyright: Malcolm Park (North York Astronomical Association)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160702.html

A camera fixed low to a tripod on a northern summer's eve captured the series of images used in this serene, southern Ontario skyscape. The lakeside view frames our fair galaxy above calm water and the night's quintessential luminous apparitions. But the trails of light are neither satellite glint, nor meteor flash, nor auroral glow. In the wide-field composite constructed with four consecutive 15 second exposures, a pulsing firefly enters at the right, first wandering toward the camera, then left and back toward the lake, the central Milky Way rising in the background.
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such an inspiration
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Exciting space exploration! Last year Pluto, this summer it's Jupiter.
Juno Approaching Jupiter
Image Credit: +NASA, +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Juno Mission
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160701.html

Approaching over the north pole after nearly a five-year journey, Juno enjoys a perspective on Jupiter not often seen, even by spacecraft from Earth that usually swing by closer to Jupiter's equator. Looking down toward the ruling gas giant from a distance of 10.9 million kilometers, the spacecraft's JunoCam captured this image with Jupiter's nightside and orbiting entourage of four large Galilean moons on June 21. JunoCam is intended to provide close-up views of the gas giant's cloudy zoned and belted atmosphere and on July 4 (July 5 UT) Juno is set to burn its main engine to slow down and be captured into its own orbit. If all goes well, it will be the first spacecraft to orbit the poles of Jupiter, skimming to within 5,000 kilometers of the Jovian cloud tops during the 20 month mission.
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