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I love all things quirky but especially when combined with a dash of genius! Help me share the beautiful quirky genius in this world!
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The Electronauts

The Electronauts | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
The full blown site for the BMW ActiveE launched today with this video that builds on the thinking from the BMW Documentaries and EVolve app and dashboard.  We're looking for a few good Electronauts. ...
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Barbie dons new 'punk' look: Mattel defends doll as parents take aim at tattoos and bad-girl image

Barbie dons new 'punk' look: Mattel defends doll as parents take aim at tattoos and bad-girl image | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
She's definitely not your mother's Barbie. A collector's model of the world's most popular doll has her walking on the wild side with pink hair, a punk outfit and - gasp! - more tattoos than Lady Gaga.
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Jewish Genetic Disease Making Intelligent Nation

RECIPIENT Nobel prize award is certainly not the people at random. Especially for the category of science, it takes a genius to achieve this prestigious prize.
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What Genius From Small

What Genius From Small | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
LEONARDO in ser Piero da Vinci, or better known as Leonardo da Vinci, often dubbed as the archetype “Renaissance man” and a universal genius. The world also knows other geniuses, like John Stuart Mills (philosopher), or Albert Einstein (scientist).
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Say Hello to Our New Invention Ambassadors

Say Hello to Our New Invention Ambassadors | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Our team of Invention Ambassadors is growing quickly. Meet two more people who spend their days keeping our inventors informed and integrated into the development process.

Greg VanHorn grew up in Ohio in a town that was officially a village.
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TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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Japan’s Anti-Groping Women-Only Train Cars

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Groping on public transportation is an international problem, but Japanese railway companies have found an effective way to stop it by introducing women-only train and subway cars.
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Panama’s El Valle de Anton – Where Trees Are Square

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A few miles north of the Panama Canal Zone is the Valley of Square Trees a unique tourist attraction where trees of the cottonwood family have rectangular trunks.
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Parasite Turns Wasps into Wandering, Would-Be Royalty | 80beats

Parasite Turns Wasps into Wandering, Would-Be Royalty | 80beats | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Parasitic wasps have a terrifying but weirdly impressive knack for taking over the bodies and brains of other many-legged creatures, making spiders weave them bespoke silk cocoons, obedient cockroaches incubate their eggs, and paralyzed, partially...
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The Eternally Existing, Self-Reproducing, Frequently Puzzling Inflationary Universe | Cosmic Variance

The Eternally Existing, Self-Reproducing, Frequently Puzzling Inflationary Universe | Cosmic Variance | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
My inaugural column for Discover discussed the lighting-rod topic of the inflationary multiverse.
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Systems of Systems

SYSTEMS THINKING: Lessons From The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook by Senge, Kleiker, Roberts, Ross and Smith View more presentations from Joanna Beltowska This deck from some nice people at Undercurrent highlights some elements of systems thinking...
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Creativity 2020

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I'm doing a panel Tuesday evening up at BloombergNYC to discuss Creativity [in] 2020.
Now 'creativity' will be exactly the same in 2020.
Because, well, creativity is a process - an approach to the interaction of the world and people's minds.
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Einstein’s brain was Stolen

Einstein’s brain  was Stolen | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Seven hours after the death of Einstein’s brain is stolen. “The thief”, who is also a scientist, save the brain in a bottle filled with apple juice for over 20 years. But he could not find the answer to why Einstein was a genius.
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Mary Meeker: Silicon Valley Innovation May Be Unprecedented

Mary Meeker: Silicon Valley Innovation May Be Unprecedented | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Kleiner Perkin's Mary Meeker delivers a fabulous Internet trends presentation every year at Web 2.0 Summit and this year was no different.
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Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson Talks About Lessons Learned

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Iceland’s President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson took the PopTech stage in Camden Maine on October 20, 2011, where he discussed economic crises and how to handle them in a way that will ensure long term sustainability of a country.
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Pictures: Undersea Volcano Erupts, Stains Seas

Pictures: Undersea Volcano Erupts, Stains Seas | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Lava and gas spewing from an underwater volcano off Africa is churning the sea surface and turning the water weird colors.
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Leonardo da Vinci: the myth and the man

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Leonardo's Last Supper still exists, in great part, due to the romance of its crumbling patina.
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101 Uses for My Ex-Wife’s Dress – The Hilarious Book of a Divorced Man

101 Uses for My Ex-Wife’s Dress – The Hilarious Book of a Divorced Man | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Tweet When his ex-wife, who left him after 12 years of marriage, told him he could do whatever he wished with her wedding dress, 38-year-old Kevin Cotter set out to prove a wedding dress isn’t as useless as you think, and became an Internet...
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Worms with Genes for Long Life Pass on Longevity to Offspring…Even Without the Genes | 80beats

Worms with Genes for Long Life Pass on Longevity to Offspring…Even Without the Genes | 80beats | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Nematode worms live longer if their grandparents had particular genes.
But they don’t need to receive the genes themselves to feel the effects.
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The aspect of genius that made Apple great killed Steve Jobs

The aspect of genius that made Apple great killed Steve Jobs | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
The same bloody minded independence that let Steve Jobs stick to his own principles even when it meant swimming against the tide of an entire industry may, in the end, have killed him, according to interviews surfacing yesterday and this morning...
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Watch the World Burn: Cool NASA Video Shows Fires Around Globe | 80beats

Some men just want to watch the world burn. Count me as one of them, at least when it comes to this video from NASA showing fires taking place the world over.
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