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Saturn moon spouts plasma unlike any seen before

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The geyser moon Enceladus is pouring a new type of charged particle into space, creating a backwards plasma...
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It is ok if you can't climb trees!!!

It is ok if you can't climb trees!!! | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
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I’ve Never Seen A Kid Do This! What A Talented Little Boy

I’ve Never Seen A Kid Do This! What A Talented Little Boy | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it

WI believe that one day, just maybe… this kid could be Batman.

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Here Are 12 Unborn Animals In The Womb. They're Absolutely Beautiful...Especially The Dolphin.

Here Are 12 Unborn Animals In The Womb. They're Absolutely Beautiful...Especially The Dolphin. | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Except the shark. That thing is still terrifying.
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you are very welcome ... it is amazing! :)
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Stanford computer scientists create crowdsourcing website to draw ... crowds

Stanford computer scientists create crowdsourcing website to draw ... crowds | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it

"Stanford computer scientists have created a website to help organizers plan events that are more likely to succeed or allow them to pull the plug on impending flops before they occur.

The website, called Catalyst, is based on a behavioral science concept known as the threshold model of collective action, which posits that people may be reluctant to commit to participating in activity until they see others taking part, at which point interest surges and the activity becomes successful. But if participation doesn’t reach this threshold point, the event is likely to fail.

Catalyst builds this principle into software. The website allows people to enter a few details, such as date, time, description of the event and the number of participants needed to make it a success. If signups don't hit this threshold point by the deadline, Catalyst emails organizers and would-be participants a warning."


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Stuart Shulman's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:26 AM

Howard was indeed ahead of his time and an early influence on my own digital divide and digital citizenship research.

Vonny~'s curator insight, December 13, 2013 6:49 PM

Has possibilities!!! :)

Terre Tulsiak's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:47 PM

Good concept but like meetup- what about those serial signer-uppers that don't show? You have to make an event seem VIP to get certain demographic to attend.

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'Sorry officer, a snail ate my tax disc' - the extraordinary way a Yeovil garage avoided a £100 fine

'Sorry officer, a snail ate my tax disc' - the extraordinary way a Yeovil garage avoided a £100 fine | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
THE dog can often blamed in a sticky situation but for one Yeovil garage only 'sorry officer, a snail ate my tax disc' would help them escape a hefty police fine.
When Jon Roles, of West Coker...

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20 creative makeup inspired by fairytales

20 creative makeup inspired by fairytales | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
A selection of creative eyes makeup by Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, an Israeli artist inspired by fairy tales, but also superheroes like Kick-Ass or TV shows
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These are AMAZING!

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AFP Best Pictures 2013 – The photos that made the year

AFP Best Pictures 2013 – The photos that made the year | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
After the "AFP Best Pictures 2012", Agence France Presse (AFP) has just published its selection "AFP Pictures Of The Year from 2013", a selection of photographs
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Find Your Inner Mandela: A Tribute and Call to Action

Find Your Inner Mandela: A Tribute and Call to Action | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
He didn’t cling to power. He empowered.

Via Karen Dietz
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A truly beautiful man!

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Bill McKee's comment, December 7, 2013 11:41 AM
To add a little historical perspective on Mandela's legacy.. http://americanvision.org/9813/missionary-reveals-real-mandela/#sthash.3sTr6KFP.NwVh44M9.dpbs
Carol Sherriff's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:30 PM

Lovely tribute and thought piece about Mandela as a leader who understood forgiveness, generosity and what his core principles were.

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:32 PM

I was a little cautious reading this the first time. Such tributes and thought pieces can be tacky. This one however does justice to the man and calls us all to find the inner strengths to make a similar contribution to a better world.

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Amazing LEGO Calendar Syncs with Google Calendar Through The Cloud

Amazing LEGO Calendar Syncs with Google Calendar Through The Cloud | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
This LEGO calendar will automatically sync with Google Calendar through the cloud by simply taking a photo of the physical calendar. [See More at HiConsumption.com]
    
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Some grape-scented compounds repel mosquitoes

Molecules drive bugs away as well as DEET does
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Nanodiamonds detect the iron in your blood

Nanodiamonds detect the iron in your blood | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Too little iron in the blood can lead to anemia and too much can signal problems with the immune system; German researchers have devised a promising new technique for detecting the amount of iron in the blood according to an Oct.
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Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski

Pointless Diagrams by Josh Lewandowski | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Minnesota architect Josh Lewandowski has started a blog of Pointless Diagrams where he'll post one meaningless architectural diagram every day for a year.
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The Secret Museum: Van Gogh’s Never-Before-Seen Sketchbooks

The Secret Museum: Van Gogh’s Never-Before-Seen Sketchbooks | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
A bittersweet record of artistic genius and unlived dreams.

Given my soft spot for the sketchbooks of famous artists and private notebook (Van Gogh's never before seen sketchbooks!
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Suda - The Painting Elephant - YouTube

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▶ Baby crying to moms singing.mp4 - YouTube

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This is so beautiful! :)

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thanks Martin ... I loved this one very much! :)
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Boy genius diagnosed with autism has IQ higher than Einstein

Boy genius diagnosed with autism has IQ higher than Einstein | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it

As a child, doctors told Jacob Barnett’s parents that their autistic son would probably never know how to tie his shoes.


But experts say the 14-year-old Indiana prodigy has an IQ higher than Einstein’s and is on the road to winning a Nobel Prize. He’s given TedX talks and is working toward a master’s degree in quantum physics.


The key, according to mom Kristine Barnett, was letting Jacob be himself — by helping him study the world with wide-eyed wonder instead of focusing on a list of things he couldn’t do.


Diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at the age of 2, Jacob spent years in the clutches of a special education system that didn’t understand what he needed. His teachers at school would try to dissuade Kristine from hoping to teach Jacob any more than the most basic skills.


Jacob was struggling with that sort of instruction — withdrawing deeper into himself and refusing to speak with anyone.


But Kristine noticed that when he was not in therapy, Jacob was doing “spectacular things” on his own.


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Google Builds Robot Army for Battle With Amazon

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With every passing month, Google's steps toward directly challenging Amazon in online shopping become more overt. But none have been quite so cool as the company's apparent effort to build a retail robot army.

Via Ken Morrison
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wow ... watch this space! :)

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, December 8, 2013 4:51 PM

This post is similar to the one which I posted  two days yesterday.  Google and Amazon are going to be pushing inovation in the package delivery industry.  

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Student Designed Infographics: Process & Products

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Last year my students designed infographics for the first time. I enjoyed the process and the products. It was a fun strategy to teach my students crucial research skills while encouraging them to think creatively about how to visually communicate information.


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Great idea for presenting research topics!

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, December 10, 2013 7:19 AM

Great examples of how students can visually represent ideas - much better than a PowerPoint slide

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:13 AM

Reading graphic text, creating graphic text - research and project based learning

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:12 PM

Infographics could be used in Digital Storytelling. . .

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Small awkward moments: hesitations and handshakes

Small awkward moments: hesitations and handshakes | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Everyone knows these little awkward moments, mixing hesitations and handshakes, where we do not know if we should shake hands, make a check, a high five or a hu
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A teacher exhibits all the items confiscated in 30 years

A teacher exhibits all the items confiscated in 30 years | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
With the "Confiscation Cabinets" exhibition, the British teacher Guy Tarrant decided to reveal to the public an incredible collection consisting of all confisca
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It is like a walk down memory lane!!! :)

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Recycled Art by Jane Perkins

Recycled Art by Jane Perkins | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
British artist Jane Perkins creates beautiful works of art from found materials such as plastic..(Read...)

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Altered wine chemical helps kills cancer

Altered wine chemical helps kills cancer | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Molecule brings its parent, resveratrol, into cells
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What Will Your Robot Servant Look Like?

What Will Your Robot Servant Look Like?
MIT Technology Review
Nobody seemed to care what a robot that helped with chores looked like, however.
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Forget to water your lawn? The Raincloud has already taken care of it for you

Forget to water your lawn? The Raincloud has already taken care of it for you | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
The RainCloud is a Wi-Fi connected, automated watering system that irrigates your lawn or plants with a Raspberry Pi computer and basic parts. An attached sensor measures the ground conditions to let the RainCloud know when to start watering.
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Beer Bottle Opener & TV Remote In One Device

Beer Bottle Opener & TV Remote In One Device | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
The most ingenious device ever created for men, this TV remote can also open beer bottles. [See More at HiConsumption.com]
    
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The Physics Behind Traffic Jams

The Physics Behind Traffic Jams | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
The Physics Behind Traffic Jams by William Beaty I live in Seattle and my two daily commutes last about 45 minutes.
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