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Apr 18

10 stories to read this weekend - April 18, 2014

Did a lot of catching up in the last two days to put up this list. Hope you find this week’s picks interesting.

Have a great weekend!

explore-blog:

Kurt Vonnegut's 1999 commencement address

Best thing i’ve read all day. 

explore-blog:

Kurt Vonnegut's 1999 commencement address

Best thing i’ve read all day. 

asapscience:

Source: http://bit.ly/1mhN4jv

asapscience:

Source: http://bit.ly/1mhN4jv

Feeding 9 Billion | National Geographic -

Where will we find enough food for 9 billion people? This gorgeous National Geographic interactive will tell you exactly that.

Apr 17

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Anonymous asked: What should someone do if s/he is bad in his/her interests, but is good in stuff s/he dislikes?

astronomicalwonders:

I am of the personal opinion that one should always be moving toward a place of happiness and personal fulfillment. With that being said, I would rather do something I love and struggle at it than be miserable doing something I am good at. We spend our lives saying things like “after this I can finally…”, “one day I’ll …” or “my life will be better when …”

Instead of saying these things we should be making changes to be in a state of happiness and fulfillment now. Why wait to be happy or to be doing something you like when you can start moving directly to it now?

So I guess my advice would be to do something that you like even if you aren’t the best at it. I wish you the best in what ever choice you make! Thanks for the ask

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“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”
― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Great Advice! 

Apr 14

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Apr 13

What is a gini coefficient? - Everything you need to know about income inequality - Vox -

Random fact of the day: The gini coefficient is the most widely used single-summary number for judging the level of inequality in a particular country or region.

Apr 12

10 Stories to read this weekend - April 12, 2014

My recommendations for this week: 

Have a great weekend!

69 Interesting Facts about the Human Brain -

Random fact of the day: The human brain consists of 60% fat, making it one of the fattiest organs in the body.

Apr 11

Random fact of the day - Apr 11, 2014

Ammonia was named after the Egyptian god Amon. It was called so by the Romans because they first discovered it near a temple dedicated to the said god. 

You can read more such random facts in the archive.

Apr 10

First color 3-D film opens — History.com This Day in History — 4/10/1953 -

Random fact of the day: On this day in 1953, the horror film The House of Wax, starring Vincent Price, opens at New York’s Paramount Theater.

You can read more such random facts in the archive.

Apr 09

Teilchenzoo -

Want to know which elementary particle best describes you? Well this interactive quiz will show you based on your input.

P.S. W plus, Z, and Gluons describe me the best according to this interactive.

astronomicalwonders:

A Diagram of Current Space Missions
This diagram shows the currently active space missions around our solar system. It shows satellites in orbit around various planets as well as the rovers that have landed on Mars. The Pioneer 10 & 11 space craft do not fit on this diagram because they are now so far away. However, the Voyager 1 space craft is the farthest and is currently passing through the edge of our solar system.
This diagram has been updated for April 2014. To see previous diagrams click the link here: (previous diagrams)
Credit: Olaf Frohn / The Planetary Society

WOW! that is quite impressive. 

astronomicalwonders:

A Diagram of Current Space Missions

This diagram shows the currently active space missions around our solar system. It shows satellites in orbit around various planets as well as the rovers that have landed on Mars. The Pioneer 10 & 11 space craft do not fit on this diagram because they are now so far away. However, the Voyager 1 space craft is the farthest and is currently passing through the edge of our solar system.

This diagram has been updated for April 2014. To see previous diagrams click the link here: (previous diagrams)

Credit: Olaf Frohn / The Planetary Society

WOW! that is quite impressive. 

“There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Ep 2: Some of the Things that Molecules Do)

(Source: ckerouac, via infinity-imagined)