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This 35mm Photographer’s Work Inspires Nostalgia For Moments Never Experienced

California native, Corina Rose is one of the people you find on social media and quickly conclude, “we could be friends in real life.” Her 35mm photography makes me feel like I’ve had similar memories. I scroll through them feeling as if I miss those moments and say to myself, “Oh, that was a …

How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood

The Puzzle

Bitcoin for Grandma ✿Franz Bruckhoff — August 12, 2014✿<p>Imagine your grandma asked:<p>What is Bitcoin and how does it work?!<p>How would you explain …

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APOD: A Solstice Sunset Self Portrait (2013 Jun 21) Image Credit & Copyright: Danilo Pivato http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130621.html Explanation: Today, the solstice is at 05:04 Universal Time, the Sun reaching the northernmost declination in its yearly journey through planet Earth's sky. A June solstice marks the astronomical beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the south. It also brings the north's longest day, the longest period between sunrise and sunset. This composite image follows the Sun's path toward the end of the June solstice day of 2012 as it approaches the western horizon in a colorful, clear sky. The scene looks north and west along the Tyrrhenian Sea coast from Santa Severa, Italy. Appearing in the well-timed sequence, the small figure of the photographer himself is illuminated against the wall of the town's medieval castle. http://www.danilopivato.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130621 #APOD

Nasa turns to CloudSpotter app to create global 'cloud atlas'

Nasa has enlisted the help of smartphone users around the world to monitor the effect of clouds on the Earth's climate. Information collected by …

How Reading Makes Us More Human

A debate has erupted over whether reading fiction makes human beings more moral. But what if its real value consists in something even more fundamental?<p>A battle over books has erupted recently on the pages of <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>Time.</i> The opening salvo was Gregory Currie's essay, "Does Great …

Shane Battier celebrated the Heat championship at Denny's

While the rest of his Heat teammates were popping bottles, Shane Battier was keeping his championship celebration real at Denny’s.<p>Surprising to see Battier went for the “Grandslam” when “Moons Over My Hammy” seems like such a no-brainer considering the circumstances.<p>Battier scored 18 points on …

Austin, Texas: music, food, more food, and a touch of the weird

Austin is too much like Los Angeles, locals gripe – high-rises and high prices. I don't see it that way. I see it as the only place to live if you're …

Fighting child slavery with “lemon-aid,” very successfully

Vivienne Harr is 9 years old. She lives in Fairfax.<p>Moved by a photo she saw of child slaves in Nepal last year, she decided to sell cups of “lemon-aid,” every day, to raise money for anti-slavery organizations.<p>On Sunday Vivienne celebrates her one-year anniversary of an enterprise that’s so far …

32 Of Life’s Most Underrated Activities

By Christopher Hudspeth,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/Tco1T8<p>1. Going to the movies solo. Seriously – you can eat all of the snacks and it’s just …

Indigenous-owned game company making titles on culture

NEW YORK — As they searched over the past few years for investment opportunities, members of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council of Alaska checked out everything from real estate to funeral homes. But each time she heard the details, President and CEO Gloria O'Neill would say to herself, "That's just not …

Turkish riot police break up protest rallies

Turkish riot police have fired water cannon to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators in Istanbul trying to observe a memorial for four people killed during recent anti-government protests.<p>Saturday's unrest in Taksim Square ended six days of relative calm in Turkey's biggest city, …

Instagram, take two: Video is the new picture

Instagram has video -- 15-second, filtered, camera-stabilized miniature movies, to be exact. But more importantly, with the release, video will finally get its moment in the spotlight.<p>Thursday, Facebook-owned Instagram added video sharing, giving members a way to capture up to 15 seconds of video …

NSA leaks: US seeks Snowden extradition from Hong Kong

<b>The White House has contacted Hong Kong for the extradition of US intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden, who leaked details of secret surveillance.</b><p>The Obama administration confirmed to the BBC that it had asked for his transfer under an agreement between the US and the Chinese territory.<p>A senior …

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