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Ocean Roundup: New Deep-Sea Coral Discovered, Alvin Submersible Highlighted for Oceanographic Research, and More

The Alvin submersible. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library / Flickr Creative Commons) - Nicaragua will soon begin constructing a new canal that connects the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, and will be nearly 200 miles long by the time it’s completed. Show More Summary

Why The ____ Would I Wake Up at 4am for a Hangout? Project Community

creative commons licensed ( BY-ND ) flickr photo shared by Tupfenmonster Absolutely worth it, despite crashing asleep in my chair at 2pm. Today was showtime for final project presentations by students at a course at the Hague University of Applied Sciences… the third year I have had the opportunity to be part of Project Community. Show More Summary

Video: Adorable New Robot Helps Researchers Study Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

Emperor penguins in Antarctica. A new robot is lending clues about their behavior. (Photo: Christopher Michel / Flickr Creative Commons) While studying penguins in Antarctica may seem like a rewarding task, it’s undoubtedly a difficult one. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #793

Here are some photos of Kronstad DPS (2013) in Bergen Norway, by Origo Arkitektgruppe, photographed by Sindre Ellingsen.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Motor City: For $100M, Buy One NYC Condo or an Entire Detroit Skyscraper

Photo by mgsmith/Flickr God bless these United States, where, for an eye-watering $100M, one can buy a single penthouse in one city and an entire effing skyscraper in another. According to Crain's Detroit, the owner of One Detroit Center, a...

Ocean Roundup: Fatter Elephant Seals Are Better Swimmers, Queen Conch Not to Receive Protection under ESA, and More

Queen conchs will not be protected under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo: Daniel Neal / Flickr Creative Commons) - The National Marine Fisheries Service ruled not to list queen conch under the Endangered Species Act, which will allow groups to still import queen conch into the country (it’s been illegal to harvest in Florida waters for years). Show More Summary

Does your library Spotify?

I follow Ellen Forsyth, a really smart Australian librarian, on Flickr. Yesterday, I saw this image in her photo stream (see the pic in this post). Feast magazine has created a Spotify account. Here’s what the magazine says about it: We are excited to announce that Feast is now on Spotify! Join us at sbsfeastmagazine to […]

No peace, more guns: Thai Junta arms civilians in restive south

A Thai soldier during the 2010 protests in Bangkok. (Photo by Flickr user NullO.) Since seizing power in a coup in May, the former General turned PM, Prayuth Chan-Ocha, has been on a mission to stabilise the country and 'return happiness...Show More Summary

South Dakota polls closing an hour later than scheduled

South Dakota polls are closing an hour later than planned. Photo by Flickr user Ken Lund No results from the much-watched South Dakota U.S. Senate race will be released until an hour after the polls were originally planned to close. South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant tells PBS NewsHour that results will be released starting at 10 p.m. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: California Sea Lions Eating Contaminated Mussels, Offshore Fracking Expanding in Gulf of Mexico, and More

California sea lions are said to be consuming contaminated shellfish. (Photo: phoca2004 / Flickr Creative Commons) - New research found that over half of vessels involved in the biggest oil spills over the past 30 years hail from nations that tend to not comply with international safety and environmental regulation standards. Show More Summary

Midterm Elections Pick Up Speed On Social Media

Flickr Midterm elections are historically less popular than their presidential counterparts, but they’re gaining speed on social media, reports the Pew Research Center. Pew’s latest study...Show More Summary

Ask the Headhunter: 7 steps to a new job — but first, burn your resume

Nick Corcodilos boils down his job search philosophy to seven steps — but you can’t get on board unless you first set your resume aside and prioritize a more personal touch. Photo by Flickr user photologue_np. Nick Corcodilos started...Show More Summary

Toadcast #308 – Broken Records Toad Session v2

Photos – Flickr Session tracks - Soundcloud – zip download (right click – save as) Interview podcast – mp3 – iTunes – Mixcloud (playlist at bottom of page) So this is the second Broken Records Toad Session. We actually packed a band with four guitarists and a full drum kit into our living room and decided that, fuck it, of course it would sound fine. And you know what, […]

Plotting WordPress Jam Sessions

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by kennysarmy Batted around last week via email amongst my new TRU colleagues was the idea of perhaps hosting a Kamloops based WordCamp in early 2015. I definitely like the idea, but tossed in that I’d like to see something less conference-y. Show More Summary

How Flickr Is Learning To See What's In Your Photos

More than just a fun hack, "Park or Bird?" gives us a glimpse at where deep learning and computer vision are headed. Smart as they are, computers are still as blind as a bat. It's why search engines index the web using text and why you still have to fill out those annoying captchas. Show More Summary

Shell Blames Everyone But Itself in Request for Suspension of Arctic Leases

Shell's Kulluk oil drilling rig grounded in late 2012, 40 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska. (Photo: U.S. Department of Defense Current Photostream / Flickr Creative Commons) In a letter dated July 14, 2014, Shell appears to request...Show More Summary

4 Social Security tips for boomers who never married

Photo by Flickr user mikecogh. Larry Kotlikoff’s Social Security original 34 “secrets”, his additional secrets, his Social Security “mistakes” and his Social Security gotchas have prompted so many of you to write in that we now feature “Ask Larry” every Monday. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: New Robot to Study Emperor Penguins, IPCC Sounds Alarm on Climate Change Inaction, and More

Emperor penguins in Antarctica. (Photo: Christopher Michel / Flickr Creative Commons) - Scientists have invented a remote-controlled robotic emperor penguin, which resembles an emperor penguin chick, to help them better study emperor penguins in Antarctica. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #792

Here are some photos of the Fo Shou villa (2012) at the Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China, by Mansilla & Tuñón, photographed by Trevor Patt.With David Adjaye's Light Box in the distance:To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Why Paul Krugman thinks inflation fears are baloney

Paul Krugman doesn’t see inflation as an immediate threat, and if it becomes one, he thinks the Fed has the tools and the will to deal with it. Photo by Flickr user Commonwealth Club. Editor’s Note: Unlike most central banks, the Federal Reserve has not one job, but two. Show More Summary

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