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Huge patriotic statues, crowdsourced from 3D printer owners across America

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

We the Builders creates massive, 3D printed busts of the likes of George Washington by asking 3D printer owners to print out small pieces of the overall statue and then gloms them together in large, collaged pieces. (more…)

Liveblogging the American Revolution: August 13, 1776: George Washington's Outgoing Correspondence

[George Washington's Outgoing Correspondence for August 13, 1776][1] [1]: http://books.google.com/books?id=Khc_AQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=george+washington+letter+to+charles+lee+august+12+1776&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vBvqU7m4FqGcjAKw-4HYCQ&ved=0CEIQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=August%2012&f=false ---- ---- ---- ----

George Washington Seeks to Hire a Tax Prof

The George Washington University Law School is seeking to hire a tenure-track or tenured tax professor in a variety fields, including tax: The George Washington University Law School may make one or more full-time faculty appointments in subject areas that may include Corporate Finance, Intellectual Property, Health Law, and/or Tax,...

Mercatus Center study says U.S. broadband pricing is below global average

A new study for the Mercatus Center at George Washington University compared broadband costs around the world and found that Americans actually enjoy lower entry-level broadband connectivity costs when compared to the rest of the wo...

George Washington's infertility discussed

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Excerpts from an interesting article at the website of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine:Discussion of George and Martha Washington’s infertility begins with an examination of Washington’s marriage to Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731–1802) in 1759. Show More Summary

Paying for the 2003 invasion

WASHINGTON — As President Obama struggles to deal with the crisis in Iraq, it’s useful to remember who gave the world this cauldron of woe in the first place: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Their decision to launch a foolish and unwarranted invasion in 2003, toppling Saddam Hussein and destroying any vestige of the [...]

GW Researcher Receives Grant to Develop Genetic Tools to Study Parasitic Infections

John Hawdon, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology, immunology, and tropical medicine at the George Washington University, was recently awarded $430,722 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a model system to study parasitic nematode infection, which will lead to greater understanding of the infective process and the host's immune response to infection.

George Washington -- Fighting for Slavery

I am reading Bury The Chains by Adam Hochschild. It's an outstanding book, which is not surprising, as Hochschild is the author of (amongst other things), King Leopold's Ghost -- the history of the Belgian Congo, and To End All Wars,...Show More Summary

Watch Arcade Fire perform an amazing tribute to Nirvana

The band continues its location-based tributes by weaving iconic Nirvana song into George, Washington set

The Whole Tooth....

From our sponsor Safeminds. By Eric Uram In my 50 plus years on this planet, I’ve been to the dentist about 100 times. Routine stuff mostly; I’ve never had the same degree of problems our first president did (George Washington...

I Smell Potential (the Sweet, Grapey Fragrance of Kudzu is Just the Beginning)

See Channing Cope and His Vine of Hope, and Who Will Be the Next George Washington Carver? eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world

Team USA tells Paul George he has a spot on the 2016 Olympic team

Here’s the Washington Post blog with an update on Paul George and Team USA: Paul George may be down for now when it comes to Team USA, but he’s not out. USA Basketball plans to keep a roster spot open for the injured Indian Pacers star so he can play in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. “We’ve [...]

Morning 10: Port Authority subpoenas | Second Avenue subway | Alleged collusion settlement

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey disclosed an expanded list of subpoenas it has received in connection with the George Washington Bridge closing and other events. Construction on phase two... To view the full story, click the title link.

To the lighthouse

On this date 225 years ago, Aug. 7, 1789, the first United States Congress was meeting at Federal Hall at the corner of Wall and Nassau Sts., and President George Washington marked his 100th day in office by signing into law the Lighthouses Act of 1789, “for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers.”

To the lighthouse

On this date 225 years ago, Aug. 7, 1789, the first United States Congress was meeting at Federal Hall at the corner of Wall and Nassau Sts., and President George Washington marked his 100th day in office by signing into law the Lighthouses Act of 1789, “for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers.”

Kids Wait Hours to Meet Elsa, Get Angry George Washington Instead

If there's one thing that makes childhood magical (aside from being able to shit yourself and having someone else clean it up), it's meeting your favorite Disney characters for the first time. But sometimes those characters disappoint. And sometimes disappointment's not even the correct word. Sometimes it's just a mixture of sadness, anger and shame. Read more...

George W. Bush calls on Africa's 'first spouses' to break down stigmas in fighting cancer, AIDS

Washington (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday it takes something special to get him out of Dallas nowadays, and with the Africa Leaders Summit in Washington this week it gave him a chance to talk about an effort many may not associate him with - fighting AIDS in Africa. Bush discussed his […]

George Bush: 'Not Many Things That Convince Me to Come Back to Washington'

Former President George W. Bush sang the praises of his daughter Barbara Bush for getting him back to Washington, D.C. Wednesday at a U.S.-Africa Summit forum for first spouses. “I also want to give a shout out to our dear daughter Barbara. Show More Summary

Bush Urges Renewed Fight Against Deadly Diseases in Africa

2 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

Former President George W. Bush, speaking at a health forum in Washington, spoke of “the beginning of the end of AIDS.”

Mark Levin Criticizes Krauthammer, George Will for Pro-Amnesty

On his Tuesday broadcast, conservative talker Mark Levin took on Washington Post columnists and Fox News Channel regulars George Will and Charles Krauthammer for their support of amnesty for illegal immigrants. “How do you know how many there are?... Show More Summary

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