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Things We Forget. 4 Multiplicities. Mr Tayer - Teilhard de Chardin. Photo was not included in story Or there was the time that Mr.

Mr Tayer - Teilhard de Chardin

Tayer and I leaned into the strong wind that suddenly whipped through Central Park, and he told me, “Jeanne, sniff the wind. " I joined him in taking great snorts of wind. “The same wind may once have been sniffed by Jesus Christ (sniff). by Alexander the Great (sniff), by Napoleon (sniff), by Voltaire (sniff), by Marie Antoinette (sniff)!” (There seemed to be a lot of French people in that wind.) It was wonderful. He wasn’t merely a great appreciator, engaged by all his senses. I remember one occasion when he was quietly watching a very old woman watching a young boy play a game.

“Well. . .yeah. sure, why not?” But perhaps the most extraordinary thing about Mr. The last time that I ever saw him was the Thursday before Easter Sunday, 1955. “Au revoir, Mr. For some reason. Some years later, someone handed me a book without a cover which was titled The Phenomenon of Man. Jean HoustonPomona, New York March, 1988. The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck - by @JasonSilva. Stunning Self-Portraits by a 17-Year-Old (18 photos) Into the Mandelbrot set we go....and back out. Happiness Gene Located - Medical News Today. A gene which regulates the movement of serotonin in the brain has been labeled the "happiness gene" by researchers from the London School of Economics and reported in the Journal of Human Genetics.

Happiness Gene Located - Medical News Today

This is the first study to demonstrate a direct link between an individual's happiness and a specific genetic condition. The researchers measured people's satisfaction with life to define happiness. Behavioral economist Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, and team gathered genetic information from over 2,500 individuals in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

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Baby Animals in the Womb Confuse Our Cute Sensors. Anyone who’s been on the Internet before knows that baby animals are cute, but what about animals that are so small and babyish that they haven’t even been born yet?

Baby Animals in the Womb Confuse Our Cute Sensors

I’m not sure that cute is the right word, but definitely cool looking and surprisingly un-slimy. And cute. Cute actually is the right word. Encyclopedia of Earth. How we change what others think, believe, feel and do. The Art of Manliness. 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do. Spiders Slideshow: Black Widow vs Brown Recluse - RxList. THE POISON GARDEN website - Is That Cat Dead? Introduction.

THE POISON GARDEN website - Is That Cat Dead?

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Bart's Blackboard. Stuff No One Told Me. Stuff no one told US.. How to make a Mobius bagel: Sliced just right the breakfast snack makes linked halves with curious mathematical properties. By Damien Gayle Published: 17:25 GMT, 14 November 2012 | Updated: 17:25 GMT, 14 November 2012 A mathematically inspired sculptor has demonstrated how to slice a single bagel into two interlocking halves with one long slice.

How to make a Mobius bagel: Sliced just right the breakfast snack makes linked halves with curious mathematical properties

George Hart, who holds a PhD from MIT, explains how by making a sweeping cut around the bagel, with the cutting surface following a two-twist Möbius strip you get 'two equal halves which are linked like two links of a chain'. But Dr Hart explains that the best part of the trick comes when you slather the two bagel halves with cream cheese. 'In additional to the intellectual stimulation, you get more cream cheese, because there is slightly more surface area,' he said.

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JR. J. T. Aquaporins Claymation Project. God Worried He Fucked Up His Children. THE HEAVENS—Saying that maybe He wasn’t around enough and could have expressed His divine love a little better throughout the history of mankind, Our Lord God and Almighty Father expressed concern Thursday that He might have fucked up His children.

God Worried He Fucked Up His Children

God Made A Factory Farmer from Nick Wiger and Funny Or Die. Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived. Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla.

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived

Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too. David Suchet records entire Bible between Poirot performances. David Suchet has spent the past 25 years playing Hercule Poirot in ITV's adaptations of Agatha Christie's Belgian detective stories, breaking off only to star in carefully-chosen dramas, tours and theatre productions to keep him challenged.

David Suchet records entire Bible between Poirot performances

But in the past year, as he has recorded the final episodes of the 70-part Poirot series while also starring in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey Into Night, the 67-year-old actor has pursued a passion project. He has spent 200 hours recording the entire Bible from Genesis to the Book of Revelation – 752,702 words, in his deep, melodic, unrushed voice.

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G. VAF. Earth911.com - Find Where and How to Recycle. The Mindset Lists of American History. The Mindset List: Previous Lists. Why? » No measure of health. 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know. Are you as well-read as a 10th grader? Take our quiz. - "The Odyssey," by Homer. Are you as well-read as a 10th grader? Take our quiz. - How did you score? College Bound Reading List. Could you pass a US citizenship test? - Who signs bills? Simple free learning tools for students and teachers. Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division - dihydrogen monoxide info. Find foods by nutrient - NutritionData.com. Search by satiety nutritional completeness - NutritionData.com. Executive Summary: Eat your fruits and vegetables! EWG's 2013 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ Eat fruits and vegetables!

Executive Summary: Eat your fruits and vegetables!

The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and choosing the least contaminated produce. The Nutrition Source » Antioxidants: Beyond the Hype. Table of Contents Introduction The body’s trillion or so cells face formidable threats, from lack of food to infection with a virus.

The Nutrition Source » Antioxidants: Beyond the Hype

Another constant threat comes from nasty chemicals called free radicals. They are capable of damaging cells and genetic material. The body generates free radicals as the inevitable byproducts of turning food into energy. Free radicals come in many shapes, sizes, and chemical configurations. Resource guide for Nutrition, Spirituality, Natural and health therapies and Holistic living.

Wt_Rank. The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time. The Other 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time. 25 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Films. Collection: LEGO. James May's toy Lego house. What it's like to play online games as a grownup. 10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have. Data Viz. Data Aesthetics. Testy.

Family Matters. All en famille. Peacemaking. NeWeb Teams. Maybe Someday. Memento. Cooperatives, Nonprofits.