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Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman!

Love the earth and sun and the animals,despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,stand up for the stupid and crazy,devote your income and labor to others,hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,have patience and indulgence toward the people,take off your hat to nothing known or unknown,or to any man or number of men,go freely with powerful uneducated persons,and with the young, and with the mothers or families,re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book,and dismiss whatever insults your own soul;and your very flesh shall be a great poem….  ~ Walt Whitman ~  (from the Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855 edition)

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Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman!

Love the earth and sun and the animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others,
hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people,
take off your hat to nothing known or unknown,
or to any man or number of men,
go freely with powerful uneducated persons,
and with the young, and with the mothers or families,
re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book,
and dismiss whatever insults your own soul;
and your very flesh shall be a great poem….
 
 
~ Walt Whitman ~
 
 (from the Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855 edition)

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Milky Way Doomed to Crash with Andromeda
Four billion years from now, the Milky Way galaxy as we know it will cease to exist.
Our Milky Way is bound for a head-on collision with the similar-sized Andromeda galaxy, researchers announced today (May 31). Over time, the huge galactic smashup will create an entirely new hybrid galaxy, one likely bearing an elliptical shape rather than the Milky Way’s trademark spiral-armed disk.
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Milky Way Doomed to Crash with Andromeda

Four billion years from now, the Milky Way galaxy as we know it will cease to exist.

Our Milky Way is bound for a head-on collision with the similar-sized Andromeda galaxy, researchers announced today (May 31). Over time, the huge galactic smashup will create an entirely new hybrid galaxy, one likely bearing an elliptical shape rather than the Milky Way’s trademark spiral-armed disk.

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From Sgt. Stubby to Smoky and Cairo: Dogs in Combat

As we celebrate Memorial Day, we look at the role man’s best friend has had in combat through the years.

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From Sgt. Stubby to Smoky and Cairo: Dogs in Combat

As we celebrate Memorial Day, we look at the role man’s best friend has had in combat through the years.

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A map of woman’s heart from the 1800s, equal parts amusing and appalling.

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map of woman’s heart from the 1800s, equal parts amusing and appalling.

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How To Use Just One Paper Towel
Whatever you think you know about getting your hands dry with a paper towel, there’s a good chance you’ve got it wrong.
Do not despair! If you learn to do it right, you can dry your hands completely with just one paper towel. Yes, you heard me right. Just one paper towel! You won’t even need to wipe your hands on your pants.
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How To Use Just One Paper Towel

Whatever you think you know about getting your hands dry with a paper towel, there’s a good chance you’ve got it wrong.

Do not despair! If you learn to do it right, you can dry your hands completely with just one paper towel. Yes, you heard me right. Just one paper towel! You won’t even need to wipe your hands on your pants.

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Uniting the Planet for a Journey to Another Star
Former astronaut Mae Jemison (and living legend) will spearhead the audacious 100 Year Starship plan to send mankind on an interstellar adventure.
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Uniting the Planet for a Journey to Another Star

Former astronaut Mae Jemison (and living legend) will spearhead the audacious 100 Year Starship plan to send mankind on an interstellar adventure.

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Neil Gaiman’s brilliant graduation speech on living the creative life, made into a giant comic, from the same folks who distilled Neil deGrasse Tyson’s monologue on the most astounding fact about the universe into a comic.

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Neil Gaiman’s brilliant graduation speech on living the creative life, made into a giant comic, from the same folks who distilled Neil deGrasse Tyson’s monologue on the most astounding fact about the universe into a comic.

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TEDxUChicago 2012 - Aubrey de Grey - Age Theory (by TEDxTalks). Dr De Grey is a pioneer in the field of anti-aging.

“Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey (born 20 April 1963) is an English author and theoretician in the field of gerontology, and the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Foundation. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging (1999) and co-author of Ending Aging (2007). He is perhaps best known for his view that human beings could, in theory, live to lifespans far in excess of that which any authenticated cases have lived to today.” - Wikipedia

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Visit Versailles, Yosemite, and the Ancient Temples of Japan With Google’s World Wonders Project

Google unveiled this morning a new undertaking from its Cultural Institute called the World Wonders Project. On the site, viewers can explore a map with pins marking famed places around the world and then, aided by visuals from Google’s Street View technology, they can go in and explore “in 360° just as if you were there.” The project currently includes 132 destinations from 18 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. No sites from Africa have yet been included, and the offerings from South America and Asia are noticeably sparse. Google did not say how it had made decisions about what to highlight, but that the selection would expand over time. Partners including UNESCO and World Monuments Fund provided information that runs alongside the virtual destinations.

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