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Concept design for a bike-light that projects a grid on the ground, highlighting bumps/holes

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A team from the University of Sichuan won the Red Dot Design award for a concept design called “Lumigrid” — a bike-light that projects a grid on the ground ahead of the rider, making terrain irregularities easy to spot.

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Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets.

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Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets.

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Wrapping up an inspiring day spying out @i_am_tinman together w/ @roberthamada August 30, 2013 at 08:01PM

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The best journalists use every tool in the shed, to craft stories that carry readers easily through elaborate worlds. Complicated stories shouldn’t be dumbed down. Reporters need to develop better signposts and guides for navigation.

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As discerning readers, we should support the work of those journalists who take us to new vistas by way of familiar signposts—or, to quantum mechanics by way of scrambled eggs.

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Despite the mixed metaphor, Brendan Fitzgerald does an admirable job of articulating the responsibilities of science writers – and science readers.

Complement with Richard Feynman on the role of scientific culture in modern society.

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"Health of body is not only an accompaniment of health of mind, but is the cause; the converse may be true,—that health of mind causes health of body; but we all know that intellectual cheer and vivacity act upon the mind. If the gymnastic exercise helps the mind, the concert or the theatre improves the health of the body."

- Timeless wisdom on education from pioneering 19th-century astronomer Maria Mitchell. (via explore-blog)

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12 Animal Adjectives to Bolster Your Vocabulary

ANGUINE The word means snakelike.

BUTEONINE Resembling a buzzard.

DELPHINE Delphine is an obsolete adjective referring to the dolphin.

DIDELPHINE It’s a variant of didelphian (double uterus) and refers to a subclass of marsupials including opossums.

HIPPOCAMPINE A rarely used adjective relating to seahorses.

LIMACINE Of, relating to, or resembling a slug, slime.

MACROPODINE Refers to kangaroos or wallabies.

MEPHITINE Skunk-like.

MURINE Relating to a mouse or mice.

MUSTELINE Of or belonging to a weasel.

PHOCINE Rresembling a seal.

PICINE Like a woodpecker.”

— From MentalFloss. Further boost your Scrabble mojo with these obscure words illustrated in bold graphics, then find some more in these 10 favorite books on animals

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