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mothernaturenetwork:

The surprising reason you should wash your hands in cool waterAnd don’t forget to use the soap while you’re at it.

mothernaturenetwork:

The surprising reason you should wash your hands in cool water
And don’t forget to use the soap while you’re at it.

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Basic research is like shooting an arrow into the air and, where it lands, painting a target.

Homer Burton Adkins

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neurosciencestuff:

A little video gaming ‘produces well-adjusted children’
Playing video games for a short period each day could have a small but positive impact on child development, a study by Oxford University suggests.
Scientists found young people who spent less than an hour a day engaged in video games were better adjusted than those who did not play at all.
But children who used consoles for more than three hours reported lower satisfaction with their lives overall.
The research is published in the journal Pediatrics.
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neurosciencestuff:

A little video gaming ‘produces well-adjusted children’

Playing video games for a short period each day could have a small but positive impact on child development, a study by Oxford University suggests.

Scientists found young people who spent less than an hour a day engaged in video games were better adjusted than those who did not play at all.

But children who used consoles for more than three hours reported lower satisfaction with their lives overall.

The research is published in the journal Pediatrics.

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Raspberry Pi Wifi Car, prototype by Tom Wersinger, made @ Artlab from Digitalarti on Vimeo.

brucesterling:

*Yeah man.  Take that, Google Self-Driving Car.  Power to the Raspberry Pi people.

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Our minds are hardwired to worry. How 60 Seconds And One Word A Day Can Reduce Your Stress (via fastcompany)

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mothernaturenetwork:

9 of the most interesting inventions of 2014From medical advances to an energy-efficient computer mouse, here are some of the coolest inventions to debut in 2014.

mothernaturenetwork:

9 of the most interesting inventions of 2014
From medical advances to an energy-efficient computer mouse, here are some of the coolest inventions to debut in 2014.

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Most people make their decisions about their life and careers from emotion and assumptions. Successful entrepreneurs base their decisions from fact-based thinking. How To Think Like An Entrepreneur, Even When You’re Not One (via fastcompany)

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Reblogged from yeahwriters
This is the language of privilege – the audacity of standing at the top of a mountain you made on the backs of others and then yelling at people for being at the bottom. If it’s not the intangible Market that’s to blame, it’s the writers of color, who maybe don’t have what it takes and don’t submit enough anyway. Read the subtextual coding here – the agent first places the onus of change on the folks with the least institutional power to effect it, then suggests we probably won’t be able to find the time (i.e., lazy) to master the craft.

—Daniel José Older, “Diversity is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing

This is a great piece, despite being so frustrating/disheartening.

It’s also a pretty good index of several other major pieces written abotu diversity in publishing.

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txchnologist:

Meet The CHIMP

Carnegie Mellon University’s Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform took third place in last December’s DARPA Robotics Challenge. The team behind the four-limbed highly capable bot will compete against others during this December’s Finals.

DARPA is sponsoring the challenge to develop robots that can help humans respond to natural and man-made disasters in human-built environments. So the machines must be able to navigate very complex, dangerous situations. 

The 50-member CMU team, called Tartan Rescue, built the five-foot-two-inch, 400-pound robot in a bit over a year. They have already been awarded $3 million by DARPA to build CHIMP, and stand to win $2 million if they win the Finals.

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