Francois Smit

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Is the Internet Making Us More Democratic?

<i>Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo is a peer at #DemocraciaEnRed, a Latin America-based movement to promote the evolution of democracy through modern tools.</i><p>While discontent rooted in the offline world continues to be the source of protests worldwide, few can argue that the lowered cost of communication …

No Fear!

Kadri Umbleja http://tatucya.com/2011/08/17/kadri-umbleja/ Posted by Lara

Best of 3D Street Art Illusions

Ivailo Petrov http://tatucya.com/2012/03/21/ivailo-petrov/ Posted by Lara

Artist: Pino Daeni http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pino_Daeni Posted by Lara

Have a crab feast this #SupernovaSunday! The Crab Nebula is t…

Have a crab feast this #SupernovaSunday! The Crab Nebula is the wreckage of an exploded star whose light reached Earth in 1054. It is one of the most studied objects in the sky. At the heart of an expanding gas cloud lies what's left of the original star's core, a superdense neutron star that spins 30 times a second. All of the Crab's high-energy emissions are thought to be the result of physical processes that tap into this rapid spin.<p>This view of the Crab Nebula in visible light comes from …

Shore up the Core

24<p>SHARES<p>Core strength is critical for injury prevention in sports and asana, and it primes us to sit in meditation and enjoy yoga’s mental and …

The Tiger

• <b>Author:</b> John Vaillant<p>It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers …

Making a TED-Ed Lesson: Two ways to animate slam poetry

Lawmakers Blast Guantanamo's $2.7 Million Per Prisoner Cost

"This is a massive waste of money," Senator Dianne Feinstein said during a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the base.<p>Guantanamo has been dubbed the most expensive prison on Earth, and President Barack Obama in May cited its cost - then calculated at about $900,000 per prisoner - as one of …

Digital humanitarianism - Paul Conneally

How great leaders inspire action - Simon Sinek

How do you save a shark you know nothing about? - Simon Berrow

Halo: Silentium

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Bear<p>In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood--a horrifying shape-changing parasite--has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.<p>Too little, too late, the legal rate of …

Claire Coffee, You Sexy Beast.

<b>Claire Coffee</b><b>, You Sexy Beast.</b><p><i>(Cozying up with</i> <i>@NBCGrimm</i><i>’s Sauciest Resident #Hexenbiest)</i><p><i>words @FaleneNurse</i><p><i>pictures</i> <i>@ME</i><p><i>As you may, (or may not) have</i> …