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BBC News - World leaders gather for ‘crucial’ UN climate meeting

Colour me cynical……After decades of inaction and finger-pointing it is only natural to expect more of the same from this meeting. I don’t foresee any definitive CHANGE on this front over the course of this decade either. 😡 The only thing that’ll CHANGE however is the climate of our only home in the cosmos. 😞

BBC News - World leaders gather for ‘crucial’ UN climate meeting

Colour me cynical……After decades of inaction and finger-pointing it is only natural to expect more of the same from this meeting. I don’t foresee any definitive CHANGE on this front over the course of this decade either. 😡 The only thing that’ll CHANGE however is the climate of our only home in the cosmos. 😞

Largest Climate-Change March in History Unlikely to Convince Idiots

This one the best satirical columns i’ve read in some time. Brilliant and to the point.

mapsontheweb:

Euro 2020 Stadiums

Interactive map: https://maps.espatial.com/maps/pages/map.jsp?geoMapId=14275&TENANT_ID=100020


This is really handy. 

mapsontheweb:

Euro 2020 Stadiums

This is really handy. 

Norway the Slow Way

This New York Times interactive has only strengthened my decade long desire to visit Norway one day. Can’t wait! 

The Evolution of iOS

jonhoover:

This is fantastic. I want to print this out and hang it on the wall. 

(Via Jonathan Zufi) 

Fantastic indeed. 

10 stories to read this weekend - Edition 37 - September 19, 2014

"Reading is entering into the consciousness of another human being.” - Gary Shteyngart. 

Welcome to “10 stories to read this weekend,” a weekly feature that links to some interesting stories.

I’m starting this week’s edition with a bonus read: Read slowly to benefit your brain and cut stress.

Done? Great…now onto to this week’s recommendations: 

Note:10 stories to read this weekend” is a marquee feature of this blog. New editions are published every friday at 22:00 IST / 16:30 GMT.

yankees:

Farewell Captain, farewell baseball.

Derek Jeter deposited R.A. Dickey’s pitch into the stands on thursday night. Jeter hit a line drive home run to left field, his first home run hit at the Yankee Stadium in 2014. 

yankees:

Farewell Captain, farewell baseball.

Derek Jeter deposited R.A. Dickey’s pitch into the stands on thursday night. Jeter hit a line drive home run to left field, his first home run hit at the Yankee Stadium in 2014. 

(via mlb)

kidsneedscience:

Today is the birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, born in 1821 to a publisher in Paris. In addition to defining and inventing the Foucault pendulum, Foucault is credited with naming the gyroscope. But first, the pendulum. Since the time of Galileo who defined the laws governing the motion of pendulums, but Foucault was the first to use the pendulum to show the rotation of the earth independent of celestial observation. Before he was thirty he devised an experiment to measure the speed of light. Today he is known more for the pendulum that bears his name than any of his other achievements. The word pendulum is a New Latin neuter of the noun pendulus meaning hanging down from the verb pendere meaning to hang. Image of a Foucault pendulum at the Pantheon in Paris.

I had no idea about Foucault coming up with the name Gyroscope. 

kidsneedscience:

Today is the birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, born in 1821 to a publisher in Paris. In addition to defining and inventing the Foucault pendulum, Foucault is credited with naming the gyroscope. But first, the pendulum. Since the time of Galileo who defined the laws governing the motion of pendulums, but Foucault was the first to use the pendulum to show the rotation of the earth independent of celestial observation. Before he was thirty he devised an experiment to measure the speed of light. Today he is known more for the pendulum that bears his name than any of his other achievements. The word pendulum is a New Latin neuter of the noun pendulus meaning hanging down from the verb pendere meaning to hang.
Image of a Foucault pendulum at the Pantheon in Paris.

I had no idea about Foucault coming up with the name Gyroscope. 

Scottish referendum: Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence
In other words, The Scots have voted for “United” in the United Kingdom. 

Scottish referendum: Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence

In other words, The Scots have voted for “United” in the United Kingdom. 

2014 winners : Astronomy Photographer of the Year

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 has been announced. Check them out!