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Saturn and its Largest Moon Reflect Their True Colors - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Saturn and its Largest Moon Reflect Their True Colors - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Posing for portraits for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn and its largest moon, Titan, show spectacular colors in a quartet of images being released today.
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Why Jerks Get Ahead - Forbes

Why Jerks Get Ahead - Forbes | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
As much as we'd rather not admit it, jerks often get ahead in our world -- usually at the expense of a lot of other people along the way. Psychological research over the past few years is revealing why.
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‘Ascent of the A-Word:’ The Beauty of the Indispensable Vulgarity

‘Ascent of the A-Word:’ The Beauty of the Indispensable Vulgarity | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
The word asshole has become the go-to term for jerks when the word jerk just isn’t enough. Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg gives the A-word the biography it so richly deserves.
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Arepo simulation of galaxy formation

This computer animation, created using new software called Arepo, simulates 9 billion years of cosmic history. Arepo can accurately follow the birth and evol...
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London 2012 Olympics: crowd rises for Mo Farah, our greatest athlete in the greatest Games - Telegraph

London 2012 Olympics: crowd rises for Mo Farah, our greatest athlete in the greatest Games   - Telegraph | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
The greatest Olympics of all time came towards a perfect end as Mo Farah won his second gold of the London Games.
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The worst Olympics ever: Now we know why police never caught Benny Hill

The worst Olympics ever: Now we know why police never caught Benny Hill | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Harrison Mooney: Two years ago the Vancouver Winter Olympics was labelled the worst Games ever by the Guardian.
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Timing Is Everything for the Games’ Chief Timer

Timing Is Everything for the Games’ Chief Timer | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Timing is everything for Peter Hürzeler, a man for whom “good enough” simply isn't.At 74, Omega’s chief Olympics timekeeper is making...
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How to eat like an elite athlete; Marathon runners share their menus for health and energy

How to eat like an elite athlete; Marathon runners share their menus for health and energy | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it

If you're training for a marathon or other endurance event, here are a few ways elite athletes fuel themselves before, during, and after a big race.


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Double decker bus does push-ups

Double decker bus does push-ups | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Artist David Cerny has created an exercising double decker bus named the London Booster.
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Shakespeare: Staging the World: how the British Museum's superb exhibition catalogue brought the Bard to life - Telegraph

Shakespeare: Staging the World: how the British Museum's superb exhibition catalogue brought the Bard to life - Telegraph | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Dora Thornton, a curator at the British Museum, tells the story behind the 304-page guide to the Museum's brilliant new Shakespeare exhibition.
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Raymond Chandler: the crime writer who made poetry out of pulp - Telegraph

Raymond Chandler: the crime writer who made poetry out of pulp - Telegraph | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Crime writers need not have an inferiority complex when they have an exponent as good as Raymond Chandler...
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Fake users hurt Facebook 'likes'

Fake users hurt Facebook 'likes' | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
An investigation suggests firms are wasting money to gain "likes" from fake profiles and users who have no interest in their products.
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USADA To Strip Lance Armstrong Of 7 Tour Titles

USADA To Strip Lance Armstrong Of 7 Tour Titles | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
AUSTIN, Texas -- U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart says the agency will ban Lance Armstrong from cycling for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.
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Facebook share price: If you think it's bad now, just wait until Christmas

Facebook share price: If you think it's bad now, just wait until Christmas | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
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Apple's 1980s clothing catalogue in pictures - Telegraph

Apple's 1980s clothing catalogue in pictures - Telegraph | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
In 1986 Apple released a range of clothing and other accessories. Here are the highlights of the catalogue.
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‘Hello Goodbye Hello,’ by Craig Brown

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In “Hello Goodbye Hello,” the British columnist Craig Brown weaves dozens of real-life encounters into a glittering daisy chain that reads like a mathematical proof of six degrees of separation.
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Colson Whitehead’s Rules for Writing

Colson Whitehead’s Rules for Writing | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Simple rules for becoming a better writer, from the author of “Zone One.”...
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I'm Truly Sorry For This, But You're About To Hear All About The Last Marathon I Ran

I'm Truly Sorry For This, But You're About To Hear All About The Last Marathon I Ran | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it

I'm Truly Sorry For This, But You're About To Hear All About The Last Marathon I Ran

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Aston Martin One-77 Superbike unveiled in London

Aston Martin One-77 Superbike unveiled in London | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
A £25k bike fit for James Bond - Legendary car manufacturer
Aston Martin have thrown their hat into the bicycle ring with the launch of their One-77 superbike, which we reckon...

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“What is it they want from a man that they didn’t...

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“What is it they want from a man that they didn’t get from his work?” asks Wyatt Gwyon in William Gaddis’s The Recognitions. The question could just as easily have been asked by Gaddis himself, who...
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Hemingway, Faulkner, Camus, Steinbeck and More: Pictures of Nobel Laureates From LIFE Magazine | LIFE | TIME.com

Hemingway, Faulkner, Camus, Steinbeck and More: Pictures of Nobel Laureates From LIFE Magazine | LIFE | TIME.com | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
On Gabriel García Márquez's 85th birthday, a look back at how LIFE portrayed Nobel Prize-winning writers through the years, from Hemingway and Faulkner to Camus (above), Steinbeck, Sartre and more.
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America's fascination with the apocalypse

America's fascination with the apocalypse | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
The BBC spoke to the co-author of The Last Myth to find out what a rise in apocalyptic thinking says about the US today.
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The eurozone's religious faultline

The eurozone's religious faultline | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it
Religion appears to have nothing to do with the eurozone crisis, but could deep Protestant and Catholic instincts be influencing events?
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Ryan Hall 12 Mile Tempo W.O.W. | Ryan Hall Video Series | Flotrack | Flotrack

Ryan Hall 12 Mile Tempo W.O.W. | Ryan Hall Video Series | Flotrack | Flotrack | Mindless Pleasures | Scoop.it

Join Olympian Ryan Hall as he rolls out a 12 mile tempo run on the rail trail in Redding, California. The Men's Olympic Marathon is one month away, and the expectations...


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