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How to Lead Like Thomas Jefferson

1<p><b>Broaden your knowledge.</b> A polymath by nature and experience, Jefferson spoke five languages, and was passionately interested in philosophy, science, …

OBLIVION Drone Day at SXSW (Part 2/3): Drones Over Austin

The 2011 Tottenham Riots

the Organic Review: Mark Your Calendars – Worldwide March Against Monsanto in May

by Ali Papademetriou<p>Even for those who are not entirely up to date on what a GMO is, many people have heard of them, and most have heard about at …

Agriculture

How Do Electronic Cigarettes Work?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>If you’re a smoker, you’ve probably seen the relatively new electronic cigarettes on the market. Maybe you’ve even tried them in an …

IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant

The Internal Revenue Service doesn't believe it needs a search warrant to read your e-mail.<p>Newly disclosed documents prepared by IRS lawyers say that Americans enjoy "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, Twitter direct messages, and similar online communications -- meaning that …

Surveillance

After 27 years of burglaries, ‘North Pond Hermit’ is arrested

<b>ROME —</b> Christopher Knight went into the central Maine wilderness 27 years ago.<p>He built a hut on a slope in the woods, where he spent his days reading …

15 year old girl leaves anti-gun politicians speechless

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

Russia announces new $50 billion space program

Russia is celebrating its Day of Cosmonautics in grand fashion today. President Vladimir Putin has announced a new multi-year plan to develop the country's spacefaring efforts, which will be funded to the tune of some 1.6 trillion roubles (just over $50 billion) between now and 2020. Underlining …

The politics of posterity: expert advice and long-term decision making

Four months into the UK's coalition government, Nick Clegg gave a speech on "governing for the long term". It wasn't a premature pitch for …

Google Street View Hyperlapse Is An Experimental New Way Of Wandering The World

Google Street View is maybe one of the most interesting and under appreciated technical developments of the past decade, but it’s all a little static when viewed through standard channels like Google Maps on the desktop or on a mobile device. A new project from Toronto UX design firm Teehan+Lax, …

'Afterlife' feels 'even more real than real,' researcher says

You're about to go to "heaven" and live to tell about it. And your story will become the subject of scientific research.<p>It's the perfect day. You're strolling down a sidewalk, listening to an ensemble of bird songs, soaking up a balmy breeze fragranced with fresh spring flowers, and gazing up at a …

The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk

One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” …

T. S. Eliot on Idea Incubation, Inhibition, and the Mystical Quality of Creativity, Plus a Rare Reading

In this passage from <b>The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism</b> (<i>public library</i>), cited in the 1942 gem <i>Anatomy of Inspiration</i>, celebrated poet, playwright, and cultural critic T. S. Eliot adds to previously explored theories of how creativity works by taking a curious look at how physical illness …

How to Spread Laughter

1<p><b>Prepare yourself.</b> In order to help spread laughter, you should limber up your own sense of the funnies and help release the laughter. While it might …

The Flying Cart

Food service in-flights have its own set of hiccups, the narrow aisle doesn’t allow passengers to pass through and the trolley design has forever …

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The beginning of the universe, for beginners - Tom Whyntie

DIY Surgery

File this one under DIY medical care.<p>Whether you lack medical insurance, spend time out doors far from medical care, or don’t want to fork over cash for minor medical procedures, it makes sense to learn how to care for yourself and save a trip to the doctor. Over on the Resilient Communities …