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Les grottes préhistoriques ornées. Memento. Everyone waited for it to be taken down. 150 million views later, it's still up. Watch it here. I first heard about the documentary on Saturday morning.

Everyone waited for it to be taken down. 150 million views later, it's still up. Watch it here.

As usual, I was awoken by one of my children crawling into our bed. It was my older daughter, who brought a book and curled up under the covers. Being the digital addict that I am, I groggily turned on my phone, and something strange was happening — a bunch of people were talking about a documentary, "Under the Dome," that had just been released in China. Within 24 hours of its release, it had over 100 million views online. Over the weekend, it had over 150 million views.

But here's the really crazy thing — it might have just changed the game when it comes to China's relationship with the environment. Everyone in China, from government officials to concerned parents, was watching it. I emailed a friend of mine in China. In a country where government censorship shuts down critical voices, how did former journalist Chai Jing break through to reach over 100 million people? Absolutely heartbreaking.

Her unborn daughter already had a tumor. Perusa. Maybe Someday. The Center for Change and Self Awareness - The TAO TE CHING. Learning a new way to see and communicate how we experience our lives is the path to enrichment.

The Center for Change and Self Awareness - The TAO TE CHING

Our relationships take on a new dimension. We actually see and experience another human being. We are looking for a not so new state of mind. Exploring the Superconscious. Interview with Dr Edward Bynum, author of Dark Light Consciousness.

Exploring the Superconscious

Making More Stuff. Making Stuff: Colder PBS Airdate: October 30, 2013 DAVID POGUE: Cold is the new hot.

Making More Stuff

Join me on a journey down the thermometer, away from the warm world we inhabit, to the realm of cold. Cold is a force we can harness to save us, the stuff we are made of. GREG FAHY (21st Century Medicine): The ability to preserve organs for transplantation. DAVID POGUE: …and even bring us back… NEWSCASTER: …back from the dead. DAVID POGUE: …came back to life. MARK B. Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle & Roll. Blues. I Sing the Body Electric by Walt Whitman. I sing the body electric,

I Sing the Body Electric by Walt Whitman

Alkaline Ionized Mineral Water in the Home. Gallery of Fluid Motion. 55 Historic Photos Got Colorized. It Changes Everything. Even if you’re a history buff that is well-versed on historical events, these photos might change how you feel about certain moments in history.

55 Historic Photos Got Colorized. It Changes Everything.

A Redditor gathered together a group of cleverly edited historic photos; seeing these blew my mind. They’re not digitally altered to the point of ruining the photo, they are simply colorized. Somehow, just adding color to some of these incredibly iconic images makes it seem entirely different. These images seem less impressive or historic when they appear so modern (although you may feel differently when you see them). The women seem more beautiful and the men more important in these photos.

If only they had modern recording technology back then… Source: Reddit Did history look quite the way we picture it in these colorized photos? Share these enlightening photos with others by clicking below. First 3D Map of the Brain’s Connections. We knew anatomy could be gorgeous, but this is beyond anything else we’ve ever seen, and it’s guaranteed to be something you haven’t seen, being the first 3D image of a brain’s connections.

First 3D Map of the Brain’s Connections

Van Wedeen, a Harvard radiology professor, is awestruck: “We’ve never really seen the brain – it’s been hiding in plain sight.” Conventional scanning has offered us a crude glimpse, but scientists such as Wedeen aim to produce the first ever three-dimensional map of all its neurons. They call this circuit diagram the “connectome”, and it could help us better understand everything from imagination and language to the miswirings that cause mental illness. But with 100 billion neurons hooked together by more connections than there are stars in the MilkyWay, the brain is a challenge that represents petabyte-level data. Photographed above is the 3D image of an owl-monkey’s brain.

Link [via] Leaf Shape/Margin/Venation. 10 Astounding Infographics Comparing Money Matters Around the World. 47 Flares Google+ 2 Twitter 31 Facebook 4 Reddit 1 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 8 inShare8 47 Flares × It goes without the saying that comparing wealth and spending in different countries is almost impossible: people work, earn and even spend differently – moreover, their ways of life and views can be too different to compare.

10 Astounding Infographics Comparing Money Matters Around the World

Civilization V Analyst: Beyond Earth. *This page last updated: 15 July, 2014 10:45 PST.

Civilization V Analyst: Beyond Earth

(Log of recent changes) Disclaimer: The information listed below represents pre-release information on a game under development, and so may be incomplete and subject to change. On April 12, 2014 2K announced a new title in the Civilization series: "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth. " It is a standalone game using the Civ V engine that takes place on a new extrasolar colony, in a similar vein to 1999's Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.