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Twitter-activated vending machine offers iced tea for tweets

Twitter-activated vending machine offers iced tea for tweets | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Perhaps the first of many machines and devices that will be activated by a single tweet, a South African company has created a machine that trades delicious drinks for promotion on Twitter.
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New findings could rewrite scientists' model of how universe hangs together (+video)

New findings could rewrite scientists' model of how universe hangs together (+video) | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
An experiment led at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory suggests that the Standard Model, which describes how subatomic particles interact, may have some flaws.
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The AI game that knows you better than anyone

The AI game that knows you better than anyone | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
A new type of game will mine your social media to personalise the experience...
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The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur

A recent survey of 549 company founders of successful businesses in high-growth industries, including aerospace, defense, computing, electronics, and health care. This survey found that...Read more ...
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Cooolest Finds of the Week

Cooolest Finds of the Week | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Tweet 97-Year-Old Gets High-School Diploma (Yahoo) The Oldest Tree in the World (Environmental Graffiti) Spiders Invade Remote Indian Village (Russia Today) Giant Robot Fish Is a Hit with Living Tank Mates (Geekologie) World’s Oldest Backpacker Is...
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Obama writes excuse note for schoolboy

Teachers are often presented with dubious-looking notes to explain the absence of a pupil. Cute story ....

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1-in-3 keep in touch with grandparents via tech

One in three Brits now keep in touch with grandparents and elderly relatives by text message, email and even Facebook, a study has revealed.Instead of picking up the phone, many elderly people are now using social networking sites to update their...
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Parasitic flower pirates genes from its host | Science Sushi, Scientific American Blog Network

Parasitic flower pirates genes from its host | Science Sushi, Scientific American Blog Network | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it

Rafflesia cantleyi, perhaps better known as the corpse flower for its pungent scent, steals everything from its host. Though each blossom can be in excess of three feet across, the massive buds cannot support themselves, and have no leaves, stalks or true roots. Instead, they rely entirely upon their vine host, Tetrastigma rafflesiae, for survival. Harvard researchers have now discovered that food and water aren’t the only things the corpse flowers steal – over the course of evolutionary history, Rafflesia has also stolen Tetrastigma‘s genes.

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[VIDEO] Gravity - From Newton to Einstein - The Elegant Universe!

From the NOVA PBS series "THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE', host Brian Greene guides us through Newton's discovery of gravity to the explanation of it, through Einsteins Theory of Relativity.


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Funny Celebrity Caricature Artworks

Funny Celebrity Caricature Artworks | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
A caricature can refer to a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. This often results in some funny results, and that’s what we’re going to have a closer look at today.
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Body Armor of First Land Animals Stymied Acid

Body Armor of First Land Animals Stymied Acid | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
The world’s earliest four-legged animals had a body that helped deter painful acid buildup.
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Asteroid Mining Coming Via Google and Co.?

Asteroid Mining Coming Via Google and Co.? | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Platinum, other precious metals and rare minerals are the focus of new firm backed by Google founders and James Cameron.
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Space Pictures This Week: Retro Mars, Psychedelic Sun, More

Space Pictures This Week: Retro Mars, Psychedelic Sun, More | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Auroras shine over Antarctica, a celestial triangle takes shape, and Mars takes a retrograde trip in the week's best space pictures.
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On the origin of music by means of natural selection

On the origin of music by means of natural selection | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Do away with the DJ and scrap the composer. A computer program powered by Darwinian natural selection and the musical tastes of 7,000 website users may be on the way to creating a perfect pop tune, according to new research.

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Saturn moon spouts plasma unlike any seen before

Saturn moon spouts plasma unlike any seen before | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
The geyser moon Enceladus is pouring a new type of charged particle into space, creating a backwards plasma...
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Plants may be able to 'hear' others

Plants may be able to 'hear' others | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Controversial new experiments suggest chilli seeds can sense neighbouring plants even if those neighbours are sealed in a box...
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Neutrinos don't outpace light, but they do shape-shift -

Neutrinos don't outpace light, but they do shape-shift - | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
OPERA collaboration reports second-ever instance of a muon neutrino morphing into a tau neutrino...
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The Quilt and Other Stories, By Ismat Chughtai

The Quilt and Other Stories, By Ismat Chughtai | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Kishwar Desai in The Independent:
Why is it that, most of the time, life-changing events appear to come out of nowhere?
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Entire city is constructed of high rise mud buildings

Entire city is constructed of high rise mud buildings | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it

  These are images of the city of Shibam, Yemen. The entire city is constructed of high rise mud buildings that have been around since the 16th century. Kind of amazing…  

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Proof Without Words: The Circle

Prove πR⊃2; using only beads and a ruler! I first saw this proof in an article by Russell Jay Hendel, Dowling College: http://bit.ly/LQlwQw

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Anxiety May Hinder Your Sense of Danger

Worrywarts, beware: all that fretting may be for naught. Anxiety has long been interpreted as a symptom of hyperawareness and sensitivity to danger, but a study published last December in Biological Psychology turns that logic on its head.
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BFF?: Cell Phone Study Shows Evolving Lifetime Relationships in Men and Women

BFF?: Cell Phone Study Shows Evolving Lifetime Relationships in Men and Women | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
The calling patterns of three million cell phone users support a theory that female relationships change with shifting biological priorities, suggesting that women drive the evolutionary fitness of humans...
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Earth Night Seen From Space: Big Vid

Earth Night Seen From Space: Big Vid | Quirky (with a dash of genius)! | Scoop.it
Before Earth Day approaches let us celebrate Earth Night with a video of time-lapse imagery from the International Space Station.
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