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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! 

Happy July 4

July 4 is not just a special day for the Americans, it is also a special day for Physics and for Science in general. The discovery of Higgs Boson was announced at CERN 2 years ago today.

So, happy Independence day to all those in the United States, and Happy Higgs Boson day to all the Physicists, Scientists, and Science students and enthusiasts around the world. 

P.S. I was looking through July 4 events list on Wikipedia and i realised that July has been a good day for science on more than one occasion.

Jul 03

The Unbearable Whiteness of FIFA — Matter — Medium -

A look at why the Brazilian fans inside Brazil’s football stadiums during the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup were mostly white and less diverse than the country at large.

Jul 01

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americasgreatoutdoors:

Happy 150th to Yosemite National Park! Share this photo to wish them a very happy birthday!Photo: Kevin Perez (www.sharetheexperience.org)

WOW! Great shot. 

americasgreatoutdoors:

Happy 150th to Yosemite National Park! Share this photo to wish them a very happy birthday!

Photo: Kevin Perez (www.sharetheexperience.org)

WOW! Great shot. 

Jun 28

7 Years of the iPhone: An Interactive Timeline -

TIME have done a really good job with this one. Great stuff! 

Jun 27

10 stories to read this weekend - June 27, 2014

“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.”  ― Samuel Johnson

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

The time for second chances is over at 2014 FIFA World Cup. So i’ll be have a ball watching all the action from the from the round of 16 this weekend and and i hope you do so as well. Have a great weekend! 

Jun 20

10 stories to read this weekend - June 20, 2014

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.” - Elizabeth Hardwick.

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

Have a great weekend!