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NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

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Would You Live in a Smart Home? - Dwell

No, I have a vision of the Umbrella Corporation taking over or of being trapped like in 2001: A Space Odyssey.<br>@IHurd501 <br>Posted to Twitter<p>I would. It’s convenient, lowers utilities, and reduces gadget clutter and wall acne. <br>Jessica R. Walker<br>Posted to Facebook<p>If by smart home, you mean designed by an …

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Rhapsody Sees Spike In Paid Streaming, Is Catching Up To Pandora

The service's rapid growth after years of lingering is yet another indication that streaming music is entering a boom phase.<p>A rising streaming music tide lifts all boats — even one as battered and barnacled as Rhapsody's. On Wednesday, the 13 year-old streaming company said that it has reached a …

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This Chrome Plug-In Turns All Your New Tabs Into Art Cats

Today in tabbies.<p>It's when you just open and close new tabs just to see what kind of cats show up.

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"Is There Anybody In The World Who Is On My Side?"

After surviving one of the most high-profile and long-running school sex abuse scandals in history, a group of 32 men and women banded together to seek solace and justice — only to find that public outrage, a star attorney, and overwhelming evidence are no match for a legal process stacked against …

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26 Times Daniel Radcliffe Was A King Among Men

The magic is in him.

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Here's The Ultimate Playlist For "Sense8" Fans

A list of every song featured on the Netflix show Sense8 in order of appearance.

How I Tried To Slide Into A Relationship On Twitter

I knew him and he knew me. And so, our thirst seemed pure.<p>It began the usual way, via direct message on Twitter. I’d just tweeted a photo of a book I was reading: some lines of dialogue that referenced John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” This amateur display of my B.A. in English caught the …

15 Blackboard Signs That Will Teach You Important Lessons About Life

"Farts are the ghosts of the things we eat."


NASA Has Found Earth's "Bigger, Older Cousin"

Scientists say the discovery "brings us one step closer to finding an Earth 2.0."<p>Scientists say the planet is unique because it is the smallest planet found so far that is both in the so-called habitable zone and orbits around a sun that is similar to our own.<p>In simpler terms, Kepler-452b and its …

These "Mutant Daisies" Near Japan's Nuclear Disaster Site Are Freaking Everyone Out

The weird-looking flowers were snapped by a Twitter user near the Fukushima Daiichi site.<p>The daisies' weird shape is likely due to a condition called "fasciation."<p>The condition can affect many different types of flowers and plants, according to the University of California.


15 Scientific Facts That Will Warm Your Cold, Dead, Heart

The world’s pretty alright sometimes.


Bill Cosby's Lawyer Is Trying To Use His Accuser's Tweets Against Her

In a filing on Thursday, Cosby's attorney Patrick J. O'Connor said that Andrea Constand has violated their confidentiality agreement.<p>A lawyer for Bill Cosby blamed Andrea Constand and her lawyer, Dolores Troiani, on Thursday of violating their settlement agreement after she accused him of sexual …

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19 Second-Hand Bookshops In The UK Every Book Lover Has To Visit

There's nothing better than old book smell.


Who Owns The Ancient One?

The fight for an ancient skeleton shows how science undermines and exploits Native-American identity. It's just one reason we need more of us in the lab.<p>In 1996, a Washington college student trying to sneak into a hydroplane race on the Columbia River — and drinking a Busch Light — stumbled upon …


8 Spells For The Internet Any Witch Can Do At Home

Finally, a way to use magic to ward off internet trolls.

7 Essays To Read This Week: Twitter, Emotional Labor, And Being Fat At Your Own Wedding

This week, Matt Ortile wrote about a relationship he wanted so badly to work — one that began on Twitter. Read that and others from the Washington Post, The Cut, The Toast, and more.<p>Shannon Keating and Yao Xiao created a graphic essay on the many ways strangers harass lesbians on the street. James …


The New American Slavery: Invited To The U.S., Foreign Workers Find A Nightmare

The H-2 visa program invites foreign workers to do some of the most menial labor in America. Then it leaves them at the mercy of their employers. Thousands of these workers have been abused — deprived of their fair pay, imprisoned, starved, beaten, raped, and threatened with deportation if they …

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