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Obama Administration Shows Signs of Ending Cannabis Prohibition

Obama Administration Shows Signs of Ending Cannabis Prohibition | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama’s accomplishments in office are numerous and significant but for marijuana activists like myself, progressive policy changes remain e
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Less foot-dragging and more positive legalization action would help more people sooner.

 

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Weird Tree growth Roydon common Norfolk

is this some weird growth or disease or nest ??? Always change quality to 1080p or original quality as Youtube default to a lower resolution so video doesnt look ...
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I don't know what this is...do you?

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Homeless man helps police locate missing teen with autism

Homeless man helps police locate missing teen with autism | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Garden Grove, CA – A homeless man assisted law enforcement officials to locate a teenage boy with autism spectrum disorder who had wandered away from a nearby shopping plaza.

Via Autism Daily Newscast
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Doing the right thing even when the chips are down.

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I think this is the second time we have reported on a homeless man helping to locate a lost person with #autism

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AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS AND THE VIETNAM WAR

AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS AND THE VIETNAM WAR | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
As a lad I read science fiction magazines: NEW WORLDS SF, plus imports of the American SF mags GALAXY and ANALOG. I vaguely remembered seeing a petition signed by numerous science fiction writers, ...
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Thanks to Mikedelic for finding this really interesting article about SF writers for and against Vietnam.

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Digital Shadow Exposes What Facebook Really Knows About You

Digital Shadow Exposes What Facebook Really Knows About You | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
How much can people discover about you over social media? It began as a mere marketing stunt, but Digital Shadow remains a very useful (and potentially scary) application. Ubisoft's Watch Dogs is a sci-fi game that works on a smart premise: that our lives can be laid out to a hacker and used against us.…
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Anybody wanna take this test?

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50 Surprising Photos From The Past That Show How Different Life Used To Be

50 Surprising Photos From The Past That Show How Different Life Used To Be | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The world was a completely different place back then.
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Check out the baby cage!

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Grizzly Bear Image, Yellowstone National Park

Grizzly Bear Image, Yellowstone National Park | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A camera trap catches a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from Drew Rush.
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What's wrong with still sleeping, eh?  :)

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How to Separate the Personal and Professional on Social Media

How to Separate the Personal and Professional on Social Media | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Four strategies.
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From the article: "the more that posts are tailored to specific circles in a social world, the less risk there is that they will cause offense..."

Or, how about an approach that is not so obsessed with being PC.

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Family dog goes missing in Durham, woman demands ransom

Family dog goes missing in Durham, woman demands ransom | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A Durham family is desperately searching for their missing dog and the woman who claims she has the beloved pet.
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Now that's pretty low.

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Canine competitor 'poisoned' at Crufts dog show

Canine competitor 'poisoned' at Crufts dog show | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
An investigation is under way after a canine competitor died the day after competing at Crufts, one of the world's most prestigious dog shows.
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Poisoned at a dog show...very sad.

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Spies, lies and fantasies: leaked cables lift lid on work of intelligence agencies

Spies, lies and fantasies: leaked cables lift lid on work of intelligence agencies | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
In the world of espionage, reports peppered with half-truths, rumours and the seemingly outlandish is par for the course, documents show

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Man, tamarisk plants as a weapon...

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10 Incredible Historic Sites We Lost Forever (Due To Stupidity)

10 Incredible Historic Sites We Lost Forever (Due To Stupidity) | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
We’ve told you before about the many important items our species has managed to somehow lose over the years. But a few mislaid books don’t even begin to compare to the entire locations we’ve somehow destroyed.
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Benin City...man.

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Google's zany research arm shoots for the moon

Google's zany research arm shoots for the moon | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Google’s plan to start life on Mars might have been a prank, but some of the real ideas coming out of its secretive Google[x] unit are out of this world
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Today, self-driving cars; tomorrow, self-landing probes...hey wait, why'd we do that backwards?

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Creative AI: The robots that would be painters

Creative AI: The robots that would be painters | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Painting might be the last thing you'd expect computers to excel at, but artificial intelligence researchers are proving that computers can in fact generate paintings and other kinds of visual art...
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What would be even more interesting is if we could ask a computer with decent AI to paint what it perceives to be the bad elements of humanity.

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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.

Via Leona Ungerer
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Powerful food for thought, that schools are teaching kids about the internet using the perspective of the fear of adults rather than the aspirations of youth.

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Behind 60 Minutes' decision to show disturbing video

Behind 60 Minutes' decision to show disturbing video | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Why Scott Pelley's story shows some of the most graphic footage in the broadcast's history. Pelley discusses his report on a sarin attack in Syria
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Hey news shows: let people be disturbed. It's called reality.

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Kurt Cobain Committed Suicide Because He Feared Courtney Love Cheated on Him

Kurt Cobain Committed Suicide Because He Feared Courtney Love Cheated on Him | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The cause of Kurt Cobain's suicide has always been thought to be a reaction to the immense fame that Nirvana achieved in the early '90s, but the upcoming authorized documentary Montage of Heck has a different reason for the death of the "Smells...
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Very interested in seeing this one, and how it compares to an older doc called "Kurt and Courtney".

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Hunt ends with Sea Shepherd rescuing alleged poachers

Hunt ends with Sea Shepherd rescuing alleged poachers | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A 110-day hunt spanning from the Southern Ocean to west Africa had an unlikely end when an alleged poaching ship's crew were rescued by conservationists.
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Quite a story.

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5 Plants That Can Get You High

5 Plants That Can Get You High | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Five uncommon drugs that occur naturally, and the strange effects that they have.
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How crappy that they purposely coat seeds with stuff that makes you feel sick.

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Frustrated Gardener Who Couldn't Grow Grass Digs Up Lawn - And Finds WW2 Air Raid Shelter

Frustrated Gardener Who Couldn't Grow Grass Digs Up Lawn - And Finds WW2 Air Raid Shelter | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Green-fingered Jim Clark, 62, was left baffled for three decades because he couldn't get a decent amount of grass
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Thanks to Gerry for finding this great story.

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The Ultimate List of Visual Content Tools

The Ultimate List of Visual Content Tools | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Visual content tools can help you add flare and professionalism to your post. This extensive list will help you find the right tool for your needs.

Via Jeff Domansky
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I'm always interested in new sources of free visual content, and while this list may not be "the ultimate", it is certainly worth a bookmark.  :)

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Visual content tools can help you add flare and professionalism to your post. This extensive list will help you find the right tool for your needs. Recommended reading. 9/10

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 20, 1:42 PM

Visual content tools can help you add flare and professionalism to your post. This extensive list will help you find the right tool for your needs. Recommended reading. 9/10

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Double the Trouble Found Under Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

Double the Trouble Found Under Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Hawaii's big, booming eruptions are born from a pair of two relatively small magma chambers under Kilauea volcano's peak.

Via Russell Roberts
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A mantle plume sounds like something a 17th century English naval officer would wear.  :)

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, March 10, 12:04 PM

Good article from "Live Science" about the composition of Hawaii Island's two active volcanoes--Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  Aloha, Russ.

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Who is the woman found at Richard III's grave site?

Who is the woman found at Richard III's grave site? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Who was she? A wealthy aristocrat, church benefactor, beloved servant?
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A new twist on the now-famous parking lot unearthing of King Richard III.

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Mystery tunnel near Pan Am games venue stumps Toronto

Mystery tunnel near Pan Am games venue stumps Toronto | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A big hole in the ground discovered near a venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto has stumped authorities looking into it.
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So they discovered this last month, but only announced it Tuesday?

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What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent?

What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
From Stephen Hawking to Spike Jonze, the existential threat posed by the onset of the ‘conscious web’ is fuelling much debate – but should we be afraid?
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If we can have AI artists, why not be ready for some freeform, multi-server internet AI to have some ideas of its own?

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10 Ancient Words We’ll Probably Never Translate

10 Ancient Words We’ll Probably Never Translate | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A hapax legomenon is a word or phase that is unique. It appears only one time in an entire body of text.
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Ah, a likely Tolkien origin word: Orcneas

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