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Inverse Graphing Calculator. NoHomophobes.com. INTERACTIVE TRIANGULATION. The Instant Art Critique Phrase Generator. Convert Case - Convert upper case to lower case, lower case to upper case and more! Color — Method of Action. Liquid Nonsense. Stupidly Big GIFs. The Great Pumpkin Shortage: Stormy Summer Limits Supply In Northeast. As much as we hate to admit we need pumpkins — NewsFeed answers to no vegetable — this time of year we really do.

The Great Pumpkin Shortage: Stormy Summer Limits Supply In Northeast

Unfortunately for those of you in the Northeast, pumpkins might not be so readily available for your Halloweening needs. Thanks to Tropical Storm Irene and an especially stormy summer, there are severe reported shortages in pumpkin crops across the region as bad weather conditions have led to higher numbers of rotten vegetables. Which means that pumpkin seekers could be paying double for their Jack-o’-lantern canvases in some places and, in others, they could be out of luck entirely.

Spin Up The Clouds: Sky Spirals, Explained : The Picture Show. Heard Island is a very remote place.

Spin Up The Clouds: Sky Spirals, Explained : The Picture Show

About two-thirds of the way between Madagascar and Antarctica, deep in the Indian Ocean, the ice-covered island boasts a population of zero and a 9,006-foot volcanic peak. And on a cloudy day, if we zoom out — way out, as only NASA can do — we see that the lonely island can make its mark in the skies. NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team This photo, added to NASA's Flickr feed on Monday, shows how wind blowing across Heard Island hits the mountain and leaves vortices in its wake. The swirls of air form just as spinning eddies do in a river. 30 Reasons to Get Involved: #20. VIDEO: Oops, Or How A $1.5M Ferrari Ends Up In The Ocean : The Two-Way. Today, the Canadian press picked up on a video that seems to have been making the rounds on car sites for a few days.

VIDEO: Oops, Or How A $1.5M Ferrari Ends Up In The Ocean : The Two-Way

Here's how the Toronto Sun introduces it: Exclusive: Illustrated ‘Arrested Development’ Valentine’s Day Cards. Veggies May Outpower Genes When It Comes to Heart Disease - - TIME Healthland. We know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for the heart, but can a healthy diet really overcome the effect of genes that boost your risk for heart problems?

Veggies May Outpower Genes When It Comes to Heart Disease - - TIME Healthland

Yes, it can, according to researchers in Canada who studied data on more than 27,000 people to figure out which contributes more to the risk of heart disease: environment or genes. The researchers focused on a group of people with specific genetic variants that are known to increase the risk of heart disease. Search by Image, A Mesmerizing Algorithmic Video Created Using Google Image Search. Survey: Universities Increasingly Admitting Students Based On Wealth : The Two-Way. A new survey of admissions officers released today by Inside Higher Ed, a news site for higher education professionals, shows that sometimes your worst thoughts about how colleges make admission decisions are right.

Survey: Universities Increasingly Admitting Students Based On Wealth : The Two-Way

The survey found that in a cash-strapped environment, universities are paying more attention to whether a student can pay their own way and will pay more to attend the school. "Among all four-year institutions, the admissions strategy judged most important over the next two or three years — driven by high figures in the public sector — was the recruitment of more out-of-state students (who at public institutions pay significantly more)," the survey finds. The New 'Top' Story: Facebook's Flow Of Change : All Tech Considered. The Milk Carton Kids: The Sweet Spot.

Grading the GOP Candidates on Education. Given how preoccupied everyone is with the economy, education is even less of an issue in this presidential campaign than usual.

Grading the GOP Candidates on Education

Most of the Republican candidates do not even include education positions on their websites. And the two GOP heavyweights who have garnered the best reviews from education reformers on both sides of the aisle are not even in the race: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is sitting the campaign out, and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty dropped out after finishing a disappointing third in the Iowa straw poll. But as President Obama gets ready to put the debate about how to reform No Child Left Behind on the front burner (he's planning a big speech at the White House for this Friday), the GOP candidates can't avoid education forever.

As some start to drop hints about what their education plans might look like, here's a handicapper's guide to the leading contenders and their views — and record — on education. NPR. It Gets Better, I promise! Are you fucking serious @KatyPerry???? Google Head Denies Thwarting Rivals. Hide captionGoogle Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee on Wednesday.

Google Head Denies Thwarting Rivals

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee on Wednesday. Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told a Senate panel Wednesday that the company faces tough competition and isn't using its dominance in Internet search to stifle competitors. Schmidt is testifying at a hearing examining whether Google is abusing its power to thwart competition by placing links to its own content and services at the top of search results to the disadvantage of its rivals' links. Google Chrome: Angry Birds. Articles of Faith: Is Obama Really Losing His Jewish Support? Tell me where you’ve heard this before: Jewish voters are unhappy with Barack Obama.

Articles of Faith: Is Obama Really Losing His Jewish Support?

He’s seen as insufficiently supportive of Israel. There are questions about whether he can win enough Jewish votes to carry key states. If you guessed “during the 2008 Democratic primaries,” then ding, ding, ding! Boos Heard At GOP Debate After Gay Soldier Asks About 'Don't Ask' : The Two-Way. Hill: "In 2010, when I was deployed to Iraq, I had to lie about who I was, because I'm a gay soldier, and I didn't want to lose my job.

Boos Heard At GOP Debate After Gay Soldier Asks About 'Don't Ask' : The Two-Way

"My question is, under one of your presidencies, do you intend to circumvent the progress that's been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military? " Santorum: "Yeah, I — I would say, any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military. 50 Artists Who Inspired Kurt Cobain. This audio is no longer available. hide captionNirvana's Kurt Cobain (right), pictured with Flea, wears a Daniel Johnston T-shirt at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.

50 Artists Who Inspired Kurt Cobain

Kevin Mazur/London Features/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Nirvana's Kurt Cobain (right), pictured with Flea, wears a Daniel Johnston T-shirt at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. New Girl Scout Badges Offer Different Choices To Smart Cookies : Monkey See. Hide caption The "Digital Movie Maker" badge. Girl Scouts of America Today on All Things Considered, Alisha Niehaus of the Girl Scouts of the USA talks to host Guy Raz about a big update: For the first time in a quarter-century, they've completely overhauled the system of badges that Scouts can earn. There are badges that haven't changed much — in a press release, the organization calls the Cook, Athlete and Naturalist badges "as relevant today as they were in 1912.

" But Digital Movie Maker? Humanæ. Japanese Maple in the Fall. Peter Funch - Babel Tales Redux. As a Danish transplant living in New York, photographer Peter Funch began creating a series of panoramic, composite images on the streets of his adopted city in 2006. The result is his project Babel Tales Redux, now on display at the V1 Gallery in New York. The 40 photographs represent a five-year meditation on human behavior, coincidence, repetition and the interstitial area between fiction and reality. “I did not formulate Babel Tales before I started photographing, but I had some elements I wanted to work around, like making a larger document about human behavior and photographing over time from the same place,” Funch said. While shooting on Chambers and Church streets in Tribeca, the photographer noticed someone reading, another talking on the phone and a third person smoking a cigarette. NPR. NPR. This is Rape Culture.

In the wake of the Steubenville rape case and the appalling reaction to the guilty verdict, both on the part of the media, who sympathized with the perpetrators, and several of the victim’s school mates who have harassed and threatened her, this seems like a good time to stop for a moment and talk about what rape culture is. The endless tweets, blog comments, and divided public reaction to Steubenville is reflective of a serious problem with how rape, and both men and women’s role in it, are perceived in this country right now. The term “rape culture” refers to a culture in which attitudes about rape are tolerant enough to be an enabling factor in anything ranging from sexual harassment to actual rape. When a girl complains about being catcalled on the street because it made her uncomfortable, and you tell her to just take a compliment, you’re perpetuating rape culture.

Until the 1970s, rape wasn’t really talked about, let alone publicly. Literally Unbelievable. Should Parents Fear ‘Bumble-Ardy’, Maurice Sendak’s New Book? A new children’s book, written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the author of Where the Wild Things Are, is about an occasionally demented-looking (but fun-loving!) Pig’s blowout birthday bash. Index on Censorship » Blog Archive » UK media should not be forced to hand over riot footage. Ahmadinejad: U.S. Used 'Mysterious Sept. 11 Incident' As Pretext For War : The Two-Way. Hide captionIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the U.N. today. A 67-year reunion of wartime survivors, inspired by Google Books. Photos: ‘Cup Noodles’ Museum Celebrates 40 Years of Salty Goodness.

Richard Renaldi Photo Series Strangers Touching. Walking the streets of New York City, photographer Richard Renaldi felt fascinated by large groups of strangers and how they seemed to relate and interact with one another. In his ongoing series, Touching Strangers, Renaldi explores this relationship by pairing unacquainted individuals for a portrait with one stipulation: the subjects must physically interact in some manner. Pointer Pointer by @StudioMoniker. Lifescouts. The Scale of the Universe. IS IT A JEWISH HOLIDAY TODAY? How to Stop the Bullies - Emily Bazelon. The angst and ire of teenagers is finding new, sometimes dangerous expression online—precipitating threats, fights, and a scourge of harrassment that parents and schools feel powerless to stop.

The inside story of how experts at Facebook, computer scientists at MIT, and even members of the hacker collective Anonymous are hunting for solutions to an increasingly tricky problem. People in pizza slice costumes becoming pizzas. Physics Nobel: Why Einstein Was Wrong About Being Wrong. The research that leads to a Nobel Prize in physics can sometimes be a little obscure. In 1990, for example, three scientists got the nod "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons. " Got that?

The next year, the prize went to a scientist "for discovering that methods developed for studying order phenomena in simple systems can be generalized to more complex forms of matter. " But sometimes, you just can't help saying, "Wow! " Researchers Advance Cloning Of Human Embryos. Monkey Brain Control: The Future of Robotic Prostheses? Born to Spend (or Save): It’s All in Your Genes.

Obama Tells Biden To 'Just Go Be Joe' On Campaign Trail : The Two-Way. How a Quick Wi-Fi Tweak Could Double Your Phone’s Battery Life. Mod Retro Vintage Clothing & Indie Clothes. A 67-year reunion of wartime survivors, inspired by Google Books. Sibling Rivals: Curly and Baby Bear - Top 10 Topical Sesame Street Characters. Steve Jobs Designed Amazing Products, But Life Has Been Hard for Some of the Workers Who Made Them. Homemade Goldfish Crackers. Does Germany Owe Greece $95 Billion from World War II?

As The 'Un-Candidate,' Palin Tests GOP Patience. British Activists Help Fight Homophobia in the Old Empire. World War II: The American Home Front in Color - Alan Taylor - In Focus. Watch: Foo Fighters Serenade Their Westboro Baptist Church Protesters. HAUS OF Ü ft. YÜYI. Jaw-Dropper: 18 to 24 Year Olds Average 110 Text Messages per Day.

Measuring Metros: Are These the World’s Best Cities for Visitors? Feeling Out of Control? Why Certain Products Make You Feel Better. Adobe Photoshop CS5 - PatchMatch. Wheaton's (Unofficial) Homecoming for Gay Evangelicals. Why You Shouldn’t Buy Groceries at Drugstores. NPR. No Respect For The Women On The Sidelines. Typhoon Roke Hits Japan - Photo Essays. Under China's New Law, Divorced Women Can End Up Homeless. Dining Dilemma: What Are America’s Favorite Restaurants? Steve Jobs' Career at Apple (in Two Minutes) NPR. Canadian Man Is on the Final Leg of an 11-Year Walk Around the World. NPR. New record 1000 sticks HD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make a List, Check it Twice, Win Something Nice!

Dwarf-Tossing, Long Banned, May Return In Florida : The Two-Way. Credit Union Paying Customers to Use Its Debit Card. What the devil is going on here?! Thieves Switch Keys During Test Drive to Steal Porsche. Richard Renaldi Photo Series Strangers Touching. On Set With Audrey Hepburn - Photo Essays. The Case Against Eating Baby Animals: It's About Flavor. And the Award Goes To: The Best and Worst of Emmys Fashion. British School Bans Makeup and Mirrors to Combat Vanity. The World’s Largest Sperm Bank Is Turning Down Redheads. How to Shoot Impromptu Street Portraits. Pop Quiz: D.C. Public Schools Put Sex Education to the Test. Pregnant: An Appealingly Odd Ramble.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is over. Inside Google Search · Search Stories. Hollywood Humor: The 10 Best Tweets from the Emmys.