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YouTube is chock full of cats, gophers, dogs and chimps who are supposed to be dancing. But they're not. Biologists say the list of "true" dancers is extremely small. We're on it. But guess who else? Weekend Special They sing. There you are: face to face, looking into her eyes, a puddle of love, when all of a sudden, you yawn. A few weeks ago, this little frog was frozen solid, hard like an ashtray, basically dead. Count the army ants; count the starlings; count the herring, the pigeons and the fans at a Rod Stewart concert in Rio, and then ask: What's the greatest gathering of animals ever? Two mapmakers made the place up.

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Breakout Labs: Resources A Project of the Thiel Foundation About Program Apply FAQs Recipients Berkeley Explains Exactly Why It Chose Google Over Microsoft Wikimedia Commons and Google The University of California at Berkeley just decided to move off its old email system. It chose Gmail over Microsoft's Office 365. 50 Most Influential Designers in America Ed Tufte A godfather of information design and literally wrote the discipline's bibles. Ben Fry Fry cocreated Processing, the programming language behind today's best data-visualization projects. Eric Rodenbeck Eric Rodenbeck founded Stamen, a data-visualization firm that mapped American military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan for CNN. Riddles & Brainteasers Scientists get to solve puzzles every day, because science and research involve finding solutions from the clues that we are given. Just like with brainteasers (or brain teasers) and riddles, the answers to science mysteries are not always easy to see at first. With time and effort, they eventually become clear. But before solving the hundreds of brainteasers and riddles below, why not learn more about your brain by viewing the parts of the brain and what they do.

Meeting God You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. The 48 Laws of Power Background[edit] Greene initially formulated some of the ideas in The 48 Laws of Power while working as a writer in Hollywood and concluding that today's power elite shared similar traits with powerful figures throughout history.[5] In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers.[4][8] Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and six months later, Elffers requested that Greene write a treatment.[4] Although Greene was unhappy in his current job, he was comfortable and saw the time needed to write a proper book proposal as too risky.[10] However, at the time Greene was rereading his favorite biography about Julius Caesar and took inspiration from Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon River and fight Pompey, thus inciting the Great Roman Civil War.[10] Greene would follow Caesar's example and write the treatment, which later became The 48 Laws of Power.[10] He would note this as the turning point of his life.[10]

Setting up a new machine for Ruby development It used to be a jarring experience to setup a new machine for development, but progress has paved the dirt road into a silky smooth autobahn. These are the tools we use today: Homebrew: Remember how painful it used to be to get imagemagick installed? Now it takes about a minute. “brew install imagemagick”.

Lists Galore!: 150 things to do when you're bored This started out as a list just for kids, but I soon realized that most of these activities would be fun for people of all ages! So, whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart, here are 150 boredom busters to get you through the rest of the summer ... and beyond. And don't forget to check out our other list:101 things to do when you're bored "Time Crystals" Could Be a Legitimate Form of Perpetual Motion The phrases "perpetual-motion machine"—a concept derided by scientists since the mid-19th century—and "physics Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek" wouldn't seem to belong in the same sentence. But if Wilczek's latest ideas on symmetry and the nature of time are correct, they would suggest the existence of a bona fide perpetual-motion machine— albeit one from which energy could never be extracted. He proposes that matter could form a "time crystal," whose structure would repeat periodically, as with an ordinary crystal, but in time rather than in space.

CSS: Taking control of the cascade One of the best things about CSS is the cascade, itself. It can also be one of the worst things about CSS. Styles applied to an HTML element are automatically inherited by their children. Cascading is what allows web designers to set styles and keep them consistent throughout a website without repeating themselves. With a single line of CSS you can, for example, set the typeface that will be applied to every element on every page of your website: 132 Cures to Boredom. - Random 1. Dial a random number and confuse the person who answers by saying things like; "Why did you call me?", "How's Billy Bob?" Second Wind: Air-Breathing Lithium Batteries Promise Recharge-Free Long-Range Driving Researchers predict a new type of lithium battery under development could give an electric car enough juice to travel a whopping 800 kilometers before it needs to be plugged in again—about 10 times the energy that today's lithium ion batteries supply. It is a tantalizing prospect—a lighter, longer-lasting, air-breathing power source for the next generation of vehicles—if only someone could build a working model. Several roadblocks stand between these lithium–air batteries and the open road, however, primarily in finding electrodes and electrolytes that are stable enough for rechargeable battery chemistry. IBM plans to take lithium–air batteries out of neutral by building a working prototype by the end of next year.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich stars in two-minute leaked video PhoneDog Media ExclusiveDownload iM5, now available in the App Store and Google Play. iM5 is a PhoneDog Media backed Social Platform to inspire real-life action through the crowdsourcing of ideas. See the video Well what do we have here? Last month some images reportedly showing off Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) made their way online, giving us our first peek at the next major version of Google's mobile operating system.