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Story of man and dagger found in UK field is finally told – 4,200 years on

For more than 4,000 years a man lay buried in a corner of a Sussex field, far from the land of his childhood, holding a rare and precious object. Then for another 23 years he lay in a museum store until a chance conversation between two archaeologists led to the piecing together of his story: a man …

Redesigning SoundCloud

Breaking it down, and building it back up<p>Why?<p>SoundCloud is a pretty cool place — listeners can follow artists to access brand new music and artists …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Epic Wiggle

Half-century milestone for IBM mainframes

<b>The IBM mainframe is celebrating its 50th anniversary.</b><p>The first System 360 mainframe was unveiled on 7 April 1964 and its arrival marked a break with all general purpose computers that came before.<p>The machines made it possible to upgrade the processors but still keep using the same code and …

From Kickstarter To Facebook: A Rift In Our Ideas Of Ownership

You might have heard: Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion this week. And many people who loved the virtual reality headset, on say, Sunday don’t anymore. Perhaps the most notable schism this purchase created was between Minecraft creator Markus Persson and the coming device. Persson <i>tweeted</i> …

How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Embrace the Weird.

I am Carlos the Dwarf.<p>I was hands down the coolest, most popular girl in preschool. I don’t know how or why. The photographic evidence would suggest …

Middle School

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

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APOD: Eclipse at 44,000 Feet (2013 Nov 07) Image Credit & Copyright: Ben Cooper (Launch Photography) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131107.html Explanation: Timing was critical to catch this image of November 3rd's solar eclipse. But flying at 44,000 feet, intrepid eclipse chasers on a chartered jet traveling 500 miles per hour managed to intercept the the Moon's shadow. The remarkable flight made a perpendicular crossing of the central shadow track. Darkening the skies beyond the wing tip at that moment, the Moon's shadow was moving at some 8,000 miles per hour across the Atlantic Ocean, 600 miles southeast of Bermuda. After only an instant of totality, this snapshot captured the lunar disk in silhouette. Rays of sunlight shining past peaks and valleys along the lunar limb created the fleeting appearance of a glistening diamond ring. http://www.launchphotography.com/Total_Solar_Eclipse_2013.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131107 #APOD

Rays of lights, magic from nature. #jongky #raysoflight #iphoneandapps

Autumn Sunrise in the Smokies

Human Organs Formed with Wild Plant Arrangements

<b>Lungs</b><p>UK-based, Guatemalan-born artist Camila Carlow was not deterred by the complexity of the human body when she was developing her series <i>Eye Heart Spleen</i>. For the project, she transformed a handful of normally grotesque, bloody organs into an array of greenery and beautiful blossoms.<p>Carlow …

Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …

The charmes of Autumn, ... and here another confirmation that this country is below sea level. Happy weekend IGers! #jongky #iphoneandapps

It's me Golden Gate Bridge hiding in fog. San Francisco USA CA

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Charlie, Gentle Great Dane, Is Able To Instinctually Identify 3-Year-Old Brianna Lynch's Oncoming Seizures (PHOTO)

Charlie the Great Dane is so much more than a pet to a family from County Clare in Ireland.<p>The primary role he plays is that of bodyguard to their 3-year-old daughter Brianna Lynch.<p><b>Story continues after photo.</b><p>Brianna suffers from epilepsy and experiences frequent seizures, the Clare Champion …

Boy Sends Question About Ninjas To Head Of US Joint Special Ops, Gets A Response

Six-year-old Walker Greentree is a kid in a military family who was determined to find out, so he wrote to Admiral William McRaven.<p>McRaven is head of U.S. Special Operations Command, credited with organizing and executing the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, and is a Navy SEAL himself — he's …

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