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The Harriet Tubman $20 Stamp

Frustrated that the US Treasury Department is walking back plans to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, Dano Wall created a 3D-printed stamp that can be used to transform Jacksons into Tubmans on the twenties in your pocketbook. via The Harriet Tubman $20 Stamp

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Prince gets his own Pantone color

Prince gets his own Pantone color

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Hillvetica (via Hillary Clinton logo typeface)

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What happens when you don’t get vaccinated

What happens when you don’t get vaccinated My two vaccinated children, on the other hand, have rarely been ill, have had antibiotics maybe twice in their lives, if that. Not like their mum. I got so many illnesses requiring treatment with antibiotics that I developed a resistance to them, which led me to be hospitalized […]

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Plant intelligence

Plant intelligence In a recent experiment, Heidi Appel, a chemical ecologist at the University of Missouri, found that, when she played a recording of a caterpillar chomping a leaf for a plant that hadn’t been touched, the sound primed the the plant’s genetic machinery to produce defense chemicals. Another experiment, dome in Mancuso’s lab and […]

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CDC official: we’ve reached “the end of antibiotics”

CDC official: we’ve reached “the end of antibiotics” You know how when you first hear a joke it’s the funniest thing ever and then you hear it a second time and it’s less funny and then a third, fourth, and fifth times and it just keeps getting less and less funny until you’re not laughing […]

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in the 18 years before tougher laws were passed, there were 13 mass shootings in Australia…and none in the 10.5 years afterwards. The results of tougher gun laws in Australia Yet the claim that people who want guns will find a way? Why?

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Millions saved in Japan by good engineering and government building codes

Had any other populous country suffered the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday, tens of thousands of people might already be counted among the dead. So far, Japan’s death toll is in the hundreds, although it is certain to rise somewhat. Over the years, Japan has spent billions of dollars developing the most […]

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US military suicide

For the second year in a row, the U.S. military has lost more troops to suicide than it has to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. From US military suicide

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Edward Tufte is selling about 200 rare books from his working library

Edward Tufte is selling about 200 rare books from his working library From Edward Tufte selling his multi-million dollar library I’m expecting him to write the most clear, concise and informative craigslist posting of all time.