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80% of Americans Live East of This Line (And Other Interesting Population Patterns)

That Is Interesting 7.07K subscribers A line of cities stretching from San Antonio to Winnipeg marks a cutoff of population, with 80% of Americans living on one side, and a mere 20% on the other. Today on That Is Interesting, … Continue reading

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Giant balloon-like structures discovered at center of Milky Way – ScienceBlog.com

An international team of astronomers, including Northwestern’s Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, has discovered one of the largest structures ever observed in the Milky Way. A newly spotted pair of radio-emitting bubbles reach hundreds of light-years tall, dwarfing all other structures in the central … Continue reading

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A Look Inside the 45,000-Piece Collection of Trashed Treasures Curated by Sanitation Worker Nelson Molina

  If, like me, you live in New York City, you’re confronted on the daily with mounds of trash on the sidewalk. While the appliances, antique furniture, clothing, and houseplants are a passing novelty for pedestrians such as myself, for Nelson … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s full interview with France24

FRANCE 24 brings you an exclusive report on the hunt for Edward Snowden, who became one of the world’s most wanted men after leaking explosive confidential documents on US mass surveillance, six years after his explosive revelations.

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This Public Toilet In Norway Is Likely The Most Beautiful In The Entire World

Norway may very well have built the most astoundingly beautiful public toilet in the world. And, I’m pretty sure, in the Solar System as well. What looks like a painstakingly crafted art installation or part of some high-tech laboratory is, … Continue reading

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Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert – ScienceBlog.com

With water scarcity a growing problem worldwide, University of California, Berkeley, researchers are close to producing a microwave-sized water harvester that will allow you to pull all the water you need directly from the air — even in the hot, dry … Continue reading

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Cape Town almost ran out of water. Here’s how it averted the crisis — The European Sting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Cape Town’s water crisis got so bad last year that there were competitions to see who could wash their shirts the least. … Continue reading

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The Story of the Unicorn Grocery

On October 27th 2012, Meitheal Mid West and The Workers Cooperative Network held a day of seminars on worker cooperatives and cooperative banking, in the University of Limerick Kemmy Business School, with the aim of encouraging and growing a cooperative … Continue reading

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Engineering Serendipity – How to create more happy ‘accidents’ | Daniel Doherty | TEDxWandsworth

TEDx Talks Published on 21 Dec 2015 Daniel doesn’t believe in fate, luck or destiny. But serendipity appeals to him greatly! He loves meeting people and learning about them, but really he wants to understand what makes them truly happy. … Continue reading

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That’s How Wi-Fi Actually Works

BRIGHT SIDE Published on 6 Jun 2019 Remember the days when your internet was connected through the phone line? Oh, that sound of dial-up! We’ve come a long way since then, and chances are that you’re watching this video through … Continue reading

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