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Photo: “Cyborgia“

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Larger size here. From the Boing Boing Flickr Pool, shot and shared by reader John K. Goodman. (more…)

Research Finds That Guns Do Indeed Kill People

Photo Courtesey of Gideon Tsang, via Flickr The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun advocates have argued for years that access to firearms is the only thing keeping our world from going insane, that good citizens need guns in order to defend themselves and their families from the bleak and hopeless state of modern society. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #809

Here are some of my photos of the Storefront for Art and Architecture, wrapped by curators Sebastiaan Bremer and Florian Idenburg & Jing Liu of SO–IL for their BLUEPRINT exhibition.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

Rule Of Cuteness #48 On Display

Tiny Tongues are Cute. But then we also have #99: Peeping Tongues Are Cute, too. Aren’t they pretty much the same thing? This Red Panda photo is from Flickr user Mark Dumont.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Red Pandas, The Rules of Cuteness

Buddies 2.0

Buddies (1.0) was a little over a year ago, featuring the wonderful work of Russian photographer Elena Shumilova. Now it’s time for Buddies II! (You can also see more photos on her Flickr album.) (Panda of Boredom.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Back In the USSR, BFFs, It would be too many tags

Scientists Shatter An Old Myth About Glass

Photo by Flickr user Fabi42 As a young know-it-all, one “factoid” I always loved dropping on my friends and colleagues was the one about glass not being a real solid. Old church windows, the story went, had become thicker on the bottom over time, as the glass, though appearing solid, continued to very, very slowly flow with gravity. Show More Summary

Thirty Years Of Thundercats: Five Things You Don't Know About The Cartoon

Photo via Flickr user bbaltimore Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the ThunderCats television show debuting on television. Along with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe and The Transformers, the series and it's accompanying...Show More Summary

How to recover deleted photos from iPhone, Android, and other devices

One reason why the iPhone is one of the most popular cameras on Flickr (second only to Canon in 2014) is that Apple realized a long time ago people love taking photos with smartphones, and it has constantly improved the cameras in its iPhones and iPads since launching them. Show More Summary

Houses of the Holy: These Glittering Mirror Mosaics in Mosques are Stunning

Photo by David Holt via Flickr Mirror mosaics are a traditional Persian art form, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the resplendent Shah Cheragh mosque—the third most important pilgrimage site in Iran—and the smaller Ali Ibn Hamza shrine....

D.C. Police Chief Says Marijuana Decriminalization Makes Police Jobs Easier

Photo by Ian Sane, via Flickr Washington, D.C.’s police chief believes that if marijuana possession is legalized it will save officers time and energy. In an interview with NewsChannel 8, Chief Cathy Lanier said, “Marijuana possession has never been a big arrest category. Show More Summary

It Could Be Beautiful: Aspirational vs Operational EdTech

creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by ellyjonez1 This is a bit of brainstorming for a presentation I’m doing in a few months. It’s a bit of a remix of some stuff I’ve highlighted before but there are a few new examples in the mix (bolded below). I think they’re well worth … Continue reading It Could Be Beautiful: Aspirational vs Operational EdTech

The Town Run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Is a Sad, Strange Place

[body_image width='1500' height='759' path='images/content-images/2015/01/21/' crop='images/content-images-crops/2015/01/21/' filename='visiting-short-creek-120-body-image-1421883260.jpg' id='20088'] Photo via Flickr user Rick Donaldson Big white trucks with tinted windows crept behind us ominously as we drove. Show More Summary

Anti-Vaxxers Tend to Cluster, Great

Just do it. Photo via Flickr user Sanofi Pasteur It’s bad enough that a lot of parents refuse to vaccinate their kids and put them, and other children, at risk of contracting diseases that would be oh-so-preventable if only they believed...Show More Summary

Want To Change How Kids See The World? Teach Them A Second Language

photo via (cc) flickr user CTG/SF As a child in a dual-language elementary school, my teachers liked to explain that learning another language would enable me to meet more people, have conversations in new places, and generally be a better citizen of the world. Show More Summary

Indonesia’s Crazy Income Gap Has a New Enemy: The Internet

Free WiFi in Jakarta. Photo from Flickr user Charles Wiriawan. Indonesia has lately experienced an unprecedented burst of economic optimism from international investors, with many hailing it as Southeast Asia’s next economic powerhouse. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #807

Here are some photos of the Rowing Pavilion (2010) in Alange, Spain, by José María Sánchez García, photographed by José Carlos Melo Dias.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

Almonds Are Sucking California Dry

Photo via Flickr user Harsha K R Say you live in California, which is now going through the worst drought in history, and you’re a good citizen. So you’re taking shorter showers, teaching the kids about conservation, and giving your neighbors the appropriate dirty looks for sprinkler use. Show More Summary

Could Our Solar System Be Hiding Planets Past Pluto? 

photo via (cc) flickr user Boyarrin In grade school I learned that our solar system consisted of very educated mothers serving us nine pizzas – a helpful acrostic which covered our entire planetary spectrum, from Mercury to the now-downgraded “planetoid” of Pluto. Show More Summary

Blockbusters: Someone Actually Paid $100M for a New York Apartment

Photo by Joel Raskin/Curbed Flickr pool Over the weekend, news broke that the penthouse of NYC's One57 tower, the glassy Central Park needle starchitect Christian de Portzamparc designed for what will undoubtedly be the most discerning of Russian oligarchs, oil-backed...

The wealthiest are getting wealthier, and lobbying has a lot to do with it

Photo by Flickr user CarSpotter. On the eve of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and days before the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam predicts a widening wealth gap and points a finger at lobbying for much the of wealth accumulation at the top. Show More Summary

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