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I wanna lick your Alderaan.
We've definitely been underestimating the creative capabilities of knitters
How can you know who to trust? Lessons from research
What happens when you watch “Gravity” and replace its soundtrack with “The Dark Side of the Moon”?
India's National Employment Guarantee Scheme does not work as well as it could in places where it is needed most:
Convert your social sharers into social followers with ! Here’s how
We already crowdfund science. It's called taxation.
And it seems to me/You lived your life/Like a scandal in the pind ...
Re the last tweet: Jackson Katz on how to change the way we think about men. & VIDEO
Leonard Susskind Series on Modern Theoretical Physics: Added to our list of 700 Free Courses:
discusses his new book "The Democracy Project" in this LSE public lecture podcast:
The Economist: gaining ground, naming BMC, PLoS, PeerJ, SCOAP3 and ArXiv, among other game-changers:
7 Cool Science Jobs That Don’t Require a PhD via
The science of why you've inhaled some of the very same molecules that Einstein used to breathe
Great background music for editing: ♫ 92982.2 – William Basinski
History of Rock: New MOOC Presents the Music of Dylan, Beatles, Stones, Hendrix & More.
Rare photographs of British poets including Auden, Eliot and Larkin.
Jhabvala, that well-known Slideshow Author...Via : "Slideshow Author and Screenwriter Ruth Jhabvala Dies".
RT : Ordeals in Medieval Europe: The Great Famine and the Black Death
Tale of two villages: How the Brahmins of Mathur, Hosahalli lead Vedic lifestyle, keep Sanskrit alive via
In Conversation with Roger Ebert His faith made me speak my truth louder. And bolder.
Find and all the other NPG twitter accounts in this list:
Q: How would your mother have reacted to the news of an AfricanAmerican President?
Maya Angelou: She'd have thought it should have been her.
In this video from 1987, Milton Friedman attempts to pin down the future of freedom—and libertarianism—in America:
So that photo seems to be doing well…
The Act of Killing: extraordinary doc in which Indonesian death squad members reenact their crimes, fantasies of heroism. See it.
Still relevant today: Thucydides: War and Natural Disasters
Today's : Elon Musk of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX on his visionary projects:
Reddit's Explain Like I'm 5 gets its own webseries:
Ouch! Fish, swallowed by goat, sees another fish in goat's stomach. Sings: what's a nice plaice like you doing in a kid like this?
The American Library Association has given Aaron Swartz its first ever posthumous award, by
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. - Mark Twain
“People who “irrationally” believe in themselves are often more successful than those who do not.” - How annoyingly true.
Google Reader Fans: Transition to Feedly Now (and 4 reasons why Google is making a mistake)
Animated video from : the 2013 Human Development Report in a nutshell:
Say hello to the £40,000 Folio Prize. Open to fiction writers in English from any country - unlike the . First award in March 2014
The blind Argentine poet and composer of fables Jorge Luis Borges compared the Falklands war to two bald men squabbling over a comb.
Two weeks of no pope: baby cured of HIV, breath test for cancer, salt water found on moon of Jupiter. Day one with pope: Google Reader dies.
"Inside Dr. Strangelove": Documentary Reveals How a Cold War Story Became a Kubrick Classic:
In : Bonolata Sen - a poem by Jibanananda Sen
Judge to Sharmila: Do you plead guilty to committing suicide ? Sharmila: No, I love life. I am not committing suicide. This is a protest.
The grill is mine, etc RT : Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney doing the washing up, c. 1983
Breaking news: The Guardian uncovers more evidence about how billionaires fund US climate change denial:
Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate, great poet, on , on translating Beowulf...
Nice one again for your airport luggage tag project for
Some enterprising art director should grab this pic for cover of the next Camus anthology.
It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly. - C J Cherryh
It is time for revolutionaries to become communications experts.
My Father's "Eviscerated" Work - Son Of J.R.R. Tolkien Speaks Out -
Urdu, the language polished smooth by knives on knives.
Negative temperatures, explained well:
Fascinating: This is what happens when William Shatner tweets at an astronaut
I think my mirror has gotten older.
Brilliant use of knowing how your users actually use your product.
HEADLINE STORY: What global warming? Alaska is headed for an ice age
Norman Lebrecht laments the impact of the First World War on the arts
"Words are like harpoons. Once they go in, they are very hard to pull out." On the history of the term "Big Bang":
Warning: contains sex, violence and Honey Singh: My post on free expression and protest.
when other brands are going on sale!
Awesome art in the Stockholm Metro.
Complan banned as it doesn't promise inclusive growth.
PERSPECTIVES ON CASH TRANSFERS (free)
Must be something in my face. Random dude I met told me that Ferozeshah Kotla's younger brother Philip Kotla was a marketing guru
“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.”
― T.S. Eliot
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds. - Plato
Read the comments. One of the best ever discussions on stock trading I have ever witnessed.
Neil deGrasse Tyson answers a 2nd grader's question about colliding black holes
How does drinking water help mitigate a hangover? What's going on here biologically/ chemically?
if the measure of a society's health is how well it can deal w its potentially brilliant eccentrics, we are a very sick society
Why Teachers Want Technology (And Why They Can’t Have It)
A letter from John Steinbeck on Christmas, gluttony, and immorality:
Master of the Lab! (new comic):
To utilize our intelligence correctly a calm mind is very important.
This you'll want to see – common physics misconceptions, animated
Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller’s Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975):
Just published: 'Hinduism and its Culture Wars' by Vamsee Juluri.
Seven Core Concepts of Transmedia Storytelling via |
"History provides guidance in everyday lives." Cicero
I am not young enough to know everything. - Oscar Wilde
CJR / The Kicker: Five awesome blogs about minority communities: In her column, Minority Rep...
The Many Faces of Sir Walter Ralegh.
Silence on Climate Change Is Deafening:
The economic and environmental co...
US Tourist at Bodleian Library, Oxford: 'Nice place you got here, is it pre-war?' Attendant: 'Madam, it’s pre-America' ()
The Publishing Training Centre - Grammar Bites: How to punctuate however
"Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more."
Nike/Lance vs. Nike/Tiger -- We'll accept moral failing redeemed through sport, but won't accept corruption of sport redeemed by moral acts
The first time my parents took me to a pawnbroker's was very traumatic. I'm not sure I ever got over the initial hock.
A book by a lonely cabinet "All by myshelf." :P
Conversation in my head - " tonight?... Nope, think I need to stay away from bad addictions."
I falter. When I speak to you.
A personal moment of pride. I love that my partner loves teaching Physics and has a youtube channel with Physics songs he made
For those who've yet to see the "offending" performance, here it is VIDEO
Low definition has become a metaphor for danger, evil and uncertainty...
Awesome social media propaganda posters
Each divorce has its own special grotesqueries, its own labyrinthine excesses and its own bizarre denouements. ~ Pat Conroy
The greatest fury comes from the wound where love once issued forth. ~ Pat Conroy
There are no clean divorces. Divorces should be conducted in abattoirs, surgical wards, blood banks or funeral homes. ~ Pat Conroy
Each divorce is the death of a small civilization. ~ Pat Conroy on divorce
Amazing visualization of how the Web has evolved (NB the cacophony of the present). (tx )
As a man with no knack for memorable phrases once memorably said: Bring 'em on. ~ on Obama/Biden vs. Romney/Ryan
Would we be boring if we could live forever? Also see the history of boredom
A look back at the late photographer's complete works for Vogue
Today's : What's a snollygoster? A short lesson in political speak from :
The Anti-Corporations Manifesto
The invention of "cc:" or "carbon copy" is apparently a love story:
Worth watching: On the secret life of female Saudi athletes, who aren't really allowed to exercise
Early examples of graffiti come from 1st century Pompeii, where messages like "I don't want to sell my husband" were written on walls.
Joe was phenomenal at in June. What a lecture...
[Video] Columbia's Sree Sreenivasan on social media and his India plans VIDEO
15 of the Greatest Lists in Literature.
The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic. Op-Ed by Richard Muller, UC Berkeley prof:
It is just a matter of looking at the same thing from different points of view.
What is the ECB going to do next?
Auto-biography: On the Immanent Commodification of Personal Information (paper)
The 20-year odyssey of Eva Peron's body
Something I wrote on the Northeast almost exactly two years ago. Still relevant, unfortunately
+ "...I knew that once the books found their place, I would find mine." Manguel on his library.
"To err is human. To blame it on someone else shows management potential"
It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world. ~ William Cobbett
Main kisi anjaan chehre mein tumko dhoondh hi loonga /
meri gar shakl tum dekho to dil yeh thaam mat lena;
Na ab main laut sakta hoon, na peeche mud hi sakta hu / mujhse aise bhi mat kehna ki mujhko maaf kar dena;
Mourning Becomes Electron
When you're in constant fear of failure, look at what you have achieved.
God Particle found: scientists...Its duplicate already available in Heera Panna, Mumbai, and Gaffar market Delhi
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. - Mark Twain
Life stories of Marvel Comic legend Stan Lee, mastermind of The Amazing Spiderman
Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings. Robert Burns
Fame is being asked to sign your autograph on the back of a cigarette packet. Billy Connolly
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious. Jean Cocteau
Strong stuff: Disabled people are not here to inspire you to try harder.
Being a poet is one of the unhealthier jobs--no regular hours, so many temptations!
- Elizabeth Bishop
Moving: Franz Kafka's letter to his overbearing father.
I start where the last man left off. Thomas A Edison
My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it. Charles Lamb
If you enjoy the fruit, pluck not the flower. Anonymous
Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket. George Orwell
It is worse than immoral, its a mistake. Dean Acheson
Something Wicked This Way Comes: The "wicked problem" of by
A young and seemingly fatigued Alfred Hitchcock writes home from the set of his feature debut:
There once ws a spksmn for Rehn/Who came from a land knwn as Spain/Hs knwldge sbstantial/Of mtters fnancial/Meant journos wd rarely complain
A poet can survive everything but a misprint. Oscar Wilde
Rare photos of the construction of the Pentagon.
That lovely/sad Nora Ephron list (of things she will/won't miss) disappeared for some reason. It's now back:
It May Not Be Televised, but the (Journalism) Revolution Will Be Hacked
V. interesting – a map on women’s rights in Denmark, Middle East & North Africa RT
17 Writing Tools to help develop writing skills
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
~ Elbert Hubbard
Pt nikhil banerjee & pt. anindo chaterjee raga mahua kalyan VIDEO
1669: A boy petitions parliament to outlaw bare-bottom floggings, claiming schools have become "not Houses of Correction, but Prostitution".
": Why is "suck my dick" a negative term? Isn't that the one thing most men like above all others? "
Interesting new commentary on uncertainty in climate models, the public and policymakers:
11 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts: best accounts for publishing industry listed
The Top 25 Twitter Accounts for Job Seekers to Follow --->
"Why's this so good?" No. 46: on David Gonzalez's multimedia bilingual narrative on the Pentecostal Church
"We the People become the gatekeepers of these moments"-. 16.8m views & counting: VIDEO
Very useful analysis of the many differences between US and UK spelling.
"People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty." ~Richard J. Needham
Long night of writing, then a long day of editing before deadline. Would have it few other ways.
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. -Albert Camus
All lies nailed. Crude Oil - ; Forex - ; Petrol Prices - .
People who reply ‘K’ to a message are just too lazy to write potassium.
"The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree." ~Thomas Campbell
Incredible video > Size of the known universe Reality check for humans with large egos VIDEO
Don't understand why Narendra Modi would release his app only on iOS. It's such a controlled, intolerant, fascist oper... Okay never mind.
The Emerging Left in the "Emerging" World, LSE lecture on 28/5 by Jayati Ghosh
The world has become more more open. RT Want to know more about the policy? Watch
The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices – the untold story of MIT Media Lab
The best way to make a child grow up is to talk to him like an adult and involve him in decisions.
RT : MT : : 2012-05-18: Madurai Mani Iyer — sogasujooda, kannadagowlai, desadi [Tyagaraja]
Martin Wolf takes a metaphorical baseball bat to the government's economic policy. A brilliant piece. (FT)
Interesting thought: "Programming as a Foreign Language"
The Space-Time of Imperialism VIDEO
She has amazingly pedicured toes, and I tell her I'd like to suck them, and she says, That's gross, and that's how I know she's superficial.
Video: 'Rebel Cities: The Urbanization of Class Struggle' LSE Lecture
Public radio fellowships open [Worldwide]
"The mind, at its best, is a pattern-making machine, engaged in a perpetual attempt to impose order on to chaos."
JP Morgan CEO: Banks aren’t acting ‘too risky’ despite our mistake
Bad Advice from Kurt Vonnegut
“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
― Cassandra Clare
The editor's job is not to change your story, but to reveal it.
I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day. - Albert Camus
We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine. H L Mencken
In truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Heh: Famous Authors’ Thoughts While Being Photographed.
We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch - John F. Kennedy
8 tips for aspiring data journalists from :
RT : More than a thousand books of mathematical fiction