Reticent

Jul 30

letsdolaunch:

we-are-star-stuff:

Opportunity passes Russia for off-Earth driving record [via @MarsCuriosity]

phew!

WOW! That rover has been amazingly resilient. It was only expected to last like 3-months when the mission began. 

letsdolaunch:

we-are-star-stuff:

Opportunity passes Russia for off-Earth driving record [via @MarsCuriosity]

phew!

WOW! That rover has been amazingly resilient. It was only expected to last like 3-months when the mission began. 

(via asapscience)

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Jul 29

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How planes crash - interactive infographic -

The recent cluster of crashes show air travel still has its dangers. BBC Future’s infographic reveals how the latest tragedies compare with previous years.

Jul 27

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“Do you know what people want more than anything? They want to be missed. They want to be missed the day they don’t show up. They want to be missed when they’re gone.” —

In another excellent episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour, Seth Godin dispenses some of his signature wisdom in discussing what makes a great leader. (David Foster Wallace had similar ideas.)

Pair with Godin on vulnerability, creative courage, and how to dance with the fear.

(via explore-blog)

Jul 25

10 stories to read this weekend - July 25, 2014

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.” W. Somerset Maugham. 

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

Bonus Reads: 

Wish you all a great weekend! 

Jul 23

Chandra Observatory: 15 Years of Glorious Pictures
This is one of those rare slide-shows that is worth your time. All the pictures are just great. 

Chandra Observatory: 15 Years of Glorious Pictures

This is one of those rare slide-shows that is worth your time. All the pictures are just great. 

Jul 21

“Were the middle classes to donate an average of 1% of their annual spending to charity by 2030, they would contribute an estimated $550 billion to civil society per year.” —

Philanthropy as an Emerging Contributor to Development Cooperation | UNDP

WOW! Just a tiny fraction can make a big difference to this world filled with inequality.

Jul 18

10 stories to read this weekend - July 18, 2014

“It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.” - Lord Henry P. Brougham

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: How to Be a Better Online Reader by Maria Konnikova.

Here are this week’s picks: 

Wish you all a good weekend! 

Jul 14

The most consistent footballing team of the 21st century finally have something to show for it. Germany become the 1st European team to win the FIFA World Cup in the Americas, not just Latin America. They won this World Cup because they played as one cohesive unit throughout the tournament. 

The most consistent footballing team of the 21st century finally have something to show for it. Germany become the 1st European team to win the FIFA World Cup in the Americas, not just Latin America. They won this World Cup because they played as one cohesive unit throughout the tournament. 

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Jul 11

10 stories to read this weekend - July 11, 2014

“I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die.” ― Patrick Rothfuss

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

Wish you all a great weekend! 

Jul 05

INSPECTING OS X YOSEMITE’S ICONS (via Inspecting Yosemite’s Icons)

This is a really good critique. This was a fun read.

INSPECTING OS X YOSEMITE’S ICONS (via Inspecting Yosemite’s Icons)

This is a really good critique. This was a fun read.

Jul 04

10 stories to read this weekend - July 4, 2014

“Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” ― Edmund Burke

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

Wish you all a great weekend!