Vibrant matter

25 Added | 5 Magazines | 1 Follower | @vibrantmatter | Keep up with Vibrant matter on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Vibrant matter”

Why People Prayed for Boston on Twitter and Facebook, and Then Stopped

Social networks reveal some long-standing human patterns.<p>Sam Benesh<p>After the news broke Monday afternoon that two bombs had exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, prayer flooded my social media feeds. "Thoughts and prayers for folks in Boston," a former colleague posted on Facebook. "Pray for …

How a fake CIA operative engineered failed bank heists and their cover-up

When Herson Torres nervously walked into a SunTrust bank in Alexandria, VA with a note demanding money, he thought he was working deep cover for an ultra-secret government mission meant to gauge the security of Washington-area banks. Owing to a combination of inexperience and nerves, Torres never …

Mockumentary from 2068 recalls the devastation caused by the Internet

GOP lawmakers want Boston bombing suspect treated as ‘enemy combatant’

Four Republican lawmakers who are outspoken on issues of national security and foreign affairs strongly urged the Obama administration Saturday to treat the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings as an enemy combatant and not as a common criminal.<p>In a joint statement, Sens. John McCain …

Bourgeois Babbling

William Deresiewicz points out that the distortion of the English language often starts with the elite:<p>There is a lesson here. Idiomatic mistakes, at …

Photo of suspect in the boat where he was hiding in Watertown @CBSNews http://t.co/UqjMImsxTq

Flickr, a Yahoo company

One of the first religions inspired by the internet

File-sharing isn't just a good way to get the latest episode of your favorite TV show. It's also a religion. Kopimism is an officially-recognized …

Loewe Journal 1973 RFN : Free Download & Streaming

What You Need To Know About Why The Boston Bombing Suspect Hasn’t Been Read His Miranda Rights

Despite initial reports to the contrary, FBI agents did not read Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his <i>Miranda</i> rights immediately after he was …

Drew Endy wants to build a programming language for the body.

Drew Endy wants to build a programming language for the body.<p>Endy is the co-director of the International Open Facility Advancing Biotechnology — BIOFAB, for short — where he’s part of a team that’s developing a language that will use genetic data to actually program biological cells. That may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but the project is already underway, and the team intends to open source the language, so that other scientists can use it and modify it and perfect it.<p>The effort …