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6 Chemicals You Consume Through Your Food When You Don’t Shop Organic

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6 Chemicals You Consume Through Your Food When You Don't Shop Organic

Whether or not to purchase organic food is an on-going debate with my extended family. Thats what happens when your family is made up of multiple generational farmers, from apple farmers to produce and sugarbush farmers. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires farmers, ranchers and food processors to meet organic standards in order […]

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This Video Of Surfers Filmed With A Drone Is Extremely Cool

This Video Of Surfers Filmed With A Drone Is Extremely Cool

1. Sterman went to the Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii with a Go Pro camera and this quadcopter. View this image › Via dji.com 2. More people have died or been injured here than at any other surf spot. View this image › Via vimeo.com 3. The reef is a flat tabletop, with caverns on […]

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Where Do The American Presidential Candidates Stand On Science Issues?

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Where Do The American Presidential Candidates Stand On Science Issues?

The 2016 presidential election season is well underway, with verbal barbs being slung left, right, and center. But where do the presidential candidates stand on issues of science policy? Below we have compiled the candidates stands on issues of climate change, NASA funding, vaccinations, and GMOs. Note that this is by no means a comprehensive […]

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38 Things I Learned At Sundance

38 Things I Learned At Sundance

1. If you want a lot of attention at Sundance, you should wear shorts and carry around a Frappuccino. View this image › The temperature doesn’t get out of the mid-20s all day. 2. Former President Lincoln is apparently a big Chris Brown fan. View this image › For who knows what reason, Chris Brown […]

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M. C. Escher stairs made out of Legos and populated with Star Wars characters

M. C. Escher stairs made out of Legos and populated with Star Wars characters

Lego sculptor Paul Vermeesch recreated M. C. Escher’s “Relativity” with Legos and a Star Wars theme… Six months in the making, I present my largest creation to date: a 1x1x1 foot model of M.C. Escher’s print “Relativity” reenacted in the Lego Star Wars theme…. [T]his diorama…presents the original Star Wars trilogy in a roughly counterclockwise […]

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How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier

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How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier

John C. Havens is the founder of The H(app)athon Project and author of the upcoming book H(app)y — The Value of Well Being in a Digital Economy (Tarcher/Penguin, 2014). He can be reached @johnchavens. Big data is getting personal. People around the globe are monitoring everything from their health, sleep patterns, sex and even toilet […]

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