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Artwork: Michael Wolf, The Transparent City 93, 2008, France In Silicon Valley the tight correlation between personal interactions, performance, and innovation is an article of faith, and innovators are building cathedrals reflecting this. Google’s new campus is designed to maximize chance encounters. Facebook will soon put several thousand of its employees into a single mile-long…


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Funny current events


The psychological connection between humor and tragedy Mankind has endured no greater tragedy than the Holocaust, but that hasn’t stopped comedians from joking about it over the years, nor audiences from laughing. Take a classic 2004 episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm , the comedy series by Larry David, that centers on a Holocaust survivor named Solly. One night Solly comes to…


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Nearly 30 years after founding the Pacific Institute, a global water think tank, Peter Gleick talks about California’s current drought, how it compares to past crises and how the state needs to change water-use mentality. Embers from a wildfire smolder along Lytle Creek Road near Keenbrook, Calif., on Aug. 17, 2016. Five years of drought have turned the state’s wildlands into…


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What planet has the most rings?

What planet has the most rings?


This colorized image taken by the Cassini orbiter, shows Saturn’s A and F rings, the small moon Epimetheus and Titan, the planet’s largest moon. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Planetary rings are an interesting phenomenon. The mere mention of these two words tends to conjure up images of Saturn, with its large and colorful system of rings that form an orbiting disk…


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Recent universe discoveries

Recent universe discoveries


We live in a golden age of astronomy. Modern instruments such as the Hubble Space Telescope and its kin have redefined modern astronomical knowledge, confirming old suspicions about the universe while revealing startling new discoveries. Here are 5 modern revelations that have reshaped our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it. 5. The Number of Estimated Stars is…


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Mysteries of the universe Science Channel

Mysteries of the universe Science Channel


Morgan Freeman’s iconic voice announcing “space…time…life itself” echoes through the television series “Through the Wormhole.” Filled with the dappled glow of galaxies and the spiraling of particle collisions, the show is a vivid, mind-bending dance of physics and philosophy. The series, which premiered on Science Channel in 2010 and is hosted by Freeman, draws on astrophysics…


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Who was Saturn discovered by?

Who was Saturn discovered by?


A still-frame from a movie taken by NASA s Cassini spacecraft of Saturn s newly discovered moon (in red square). Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute A new moon of Saturn has been discovered, bringing the planet s satellite tally to 60. Initial measurements suggest the new moon, which is still unnamed, is about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) wide, and lies between the orbits…


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Aristarchus heliocentric model

Aristarchus heliocentric model


Aristarchus (310 BC - circa 230 BC) was a Greek astronomer and mathematician, born in Samos, Greece. He is the first recorded person to propose a heliocentric model of the solar system, placing the Sun, not the Earth, at the center of the known universe (hence he is sometimes known as the Greek Copernicus ). His astronomical ideas were not well-received and were subordinated…


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