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lundi 15 octobre 2018, 13:17
Avogadro's Number is 6.022140857 × 1023. That's how many atoms are in 12 grams of carbon-12. One mole of anything has one Avogadro's Number of elementary particles in it. In this video, the Action Lab Man repeats the words 'Avogadro's Number,' quadrupling the audio track...
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It's by Little Big and it's called Skibidi. They're still trying so very hard, after all this time. Join the #skibidichallenge - just film how you dance the skibidi-dance, put the #skibidichallenge hashtag and post it on your YouTube and Instagram.
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There is a kind of caterpillar in England's Lake District that has evolved to feed exclusively on the seed pods of a plant called the touch-me-not. Unfortunately for the caterpillar, the seed pods explode, without warning, to disperse their seeds. In this BBC video narrated...
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Facebook will not provide fraud protection for victims of its latest data breach, details of which were announced in a Friday news dump. It set up a page where you can check if your Facebook account was breached. One analyst told the BBC the decision was 'unconscionable'......
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I recently discovered Christopher Barnatt's YouTube channel, ExplainingComputers, and I highly recommend it. Barnatt is the author of 13 books about computers and has taught for 25 years at the University of Nottingham. He explains digital technology very clearly, and many...
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US Senator David Purdue (R-GA/@sendavidperdue), a grown-ass human being elected to high office in the most powerful nation in the land, was asked a question about Brian Kemp, who is both a (monumentally unhinged) candidate for governor of Georgia and Georgia's Secretary of...
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US Senator David Purdue (R-GA/@sendavidperdue), a grown-ass human being elected to high office in the most powerful nation in the land, was asked a question about Brian Kemp, who is both a (monumentally unhinged) candidate for governor of Georgia and Georgia's Secretary of...
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Armed with the knowledge that comes from damned dear experience, you go back in time and correct the terrible wrongs of your life. Old loves could be mended. Lost chances would be taken. It's something that most of us have dreamed of at one point in our lives or another....
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Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens is a book that I've revisited many times over the years. Each time that I do, it feels like I'm spending time with an old friend: nothing much has changed since the last time that we saw each other, but I enjoy the book's presence ...
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dimanche 14 octobre 2018, 19:12
The University of Michigan's library recently acquired a copy of American Cheese, 20 Slices, by Ben Denzer, a book made from shelf-stable, plastic-wrapped slices of American cheese. The book had an edition-size of ten; the library's copy is number nine. It's the only copy...
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Robbo sez, 'As a Canadian in my later years I benefit from my monthly Canada Pension Plan payments. As a Canadian and a human being I am disgusted that CPP holds stock in Geo Group and CoreCivic, companies who operate for-profit prisons and immigrant detention centres. As MP ...
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Back in 2014, David wrote up Jeremy Bell's prototype 'ScrubBoard' that enabled a scratch-like effect with magnetic audiotape. Bell writes, 'I've made a lot of progress on my device since then, and I have a much more sophisticated prototype that uses a motorized tape loop and ...
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The 78-member Congressional Progressive Caucus is meant to be the democracy-friendly, corporate-hostile wing of the Democratic Party, which is why the caucus announced a year ago that it would stop accepting corporate money -- but a year later, nearly every member is still...
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Umair Haque (previously) is in the unfortunate position of being both inarguably correct and horribly depressing when he says 'catastrophic climate change is probably inevitable.' Capitalism was incapable of dealing with climate change, treating damage to human lives and...
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When Obama took office, he took over from one of the least popular presidents in US history, 22% George Bush, a liar who tortured and spied his way through an illegitimate war that we're still fighting, and next year's deployment will include soldiers who weren't even born...
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In a new essay, Douglas Rushkoff examines Universal Basic Income, writing that it's not a gift but a 'scam' and a 'tool for our further enslavement.' Here's a snippet: To the rescue comes UBI. The policy was once thought of as a way of taking extreme poverty off the table....
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Speed reading isn't just an innate skill possessed by a lucky few. Anyone can learn to speed read, and the benefits are endless. The brain can process more information than most people have time to soak up, but you can make that time now with the 2018 Award-Winning Speed...
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Abigail Disney is Walt Disney's grand-niece; she is an activist and documentarian and being the grand-daughter of Roy Disney, she is rich as hell. Despite her personal stake in Trump's tax cuts, she made this amazing call to action to vote the Republicans out and end the...
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samedi 13 octobre 2018, 21:39
The State of Maryland got a bit of a surprise when the FBI informed state officials the contractor responsible for much of Maryland's voting infrastructure was, unbeknownst to Maryland, purchased by a Russian oligarch in 2015. Via CBS News: 'We were briefed late yesterday, ...
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An extremely funny prankster glued googly eyes to the statue of Revolutionary War commander Nathaniel Greene; the City of Savannah took to its Facebook page to insist that this was 'not funny' but rather 'vandalism' and saying that the police had been involved. Savannah...
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