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I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

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A start up has developed a set of wearable tech that can help the near-blind see

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Today: Feyische as Sith Inquisitor from Star Wars: The Old Republic
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Bora Bora

Surrounded by a blue lagoon and a barrier reef, this majestic island lies just northwest of Tahiti and is known for its iconic over-the-water bungalow resorts. Ranging from luxurious to thrifty, these water-centric resorts surround the two remaining...
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Cute is when a person's personality shines through their looks. Like in the way they walk, every time you see them you just want to run up and hug them.

#ShesKindaHotVMA #WeLoveYouLiam #WhereAreUNowVMA #wednesday #BringHimHome #Cute #funny #funnypicture #adorable #amazing #cool #lol #gif #awesome #animal #pet #caturday #cat #kitty #kitten 
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Father Green Broadbill and His Family at Feeding Time 
by Michael Gillam

The green broadbill (Calyptomena viridis) also known as the lesser green broadbill is a small bird in the broadbill family. The bird is about 17 cm long, plumaged in brilliant green with a black ear patch, widely-gaped bill, rounded head, short tail and three black bars on each wing. The beak itself is very weak and almost hidden by the crest above it. Both sexes are similar. The female is duller and has no black markings on its ear patch and wing coverts.

The green broadbill is distributed in broad leaved evergreen forests of Borneo, Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula where it frequents lowland and lower montane rainforest. It is often overlooked, as it sits motionless inside the canopy or just below, quickly flying to a new location if disturbed. Its foliage-green color provides excellent camouflage.

It feeds largely on soft figs. The broadbill's feeding habits helps to distribute the seeds of the fig around the forest floor. The female usually lays between two to three whitish eggs, and the young fledge after twenty-two to twenty-three days. Due to continuing habitat loss, the green broadbill is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Milky Way over Dolomites, Italian Alps, Italy 
by Max Rive

The Milky Way Galaxy is an immense and very interesting place. Not only does it measure some 100,000–120,000 light-years in diameter, it is home to planet Mother Earth, the birthplace of humanity. Our Solar System resides roughly 27,000 light-years away from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of one of the spiral-shaped concentrations of gas and dust particles called the Orion Arm.

As galaxies go, our Milky Way is a middleweight. The largest galaxy we know of, which is designated IC 1101, has over 100 trillion stars, and other large galaxies can have as many as a trillion. The Milky Way has between 100-400 billion stars; but when you look up into the night sky, the most you can see from any one point on the globe is about 2,500. This number is not fixed, however, because the Milky Way is constantly losing stars through supernovae, and producing new ones all the time (about seven per year).

Though it may not look like it to the casual observer, the Milky Way is full of dust and gas. This matter makes up a whopping 10-15% of the luminous/visible matter in our galaxy, with the remainder being the stars. Our galaxy is roughly 100,000 light years across, and we can only see about 6,000 light years into the disk in the visible spectrum. Still, when light pollution is not significant, the dusty ring of the Milky Way can be discerned in the night sky.

The Milky Way wasn't always as it is today – a beautiful, warped spiral. It became its current size and shape by eating up other galaxies, and is still doing so today. In fact, the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy is the closest galaxy to the Milky Way because its stars are currently being added to the Milky Way’s disk. And our galaxy has consumed others in its long history, such as the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy.

The most recent estimates place the age of the Universe at about 13.7 billion years. Our Milky Way has been around for about 13.6 billion of those years, give or take another 800 million. The oldest stars in our Milky Way are found in globular clusters, and the age of our galaxy is determined by measuring the age of these stars, and then extrapolating the age of what preceded them.
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