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"Over each year of our industrial age, humans have required several centuries’ worth of ancient sunlight to keep the economy going"

— I came across this interesting nugget in the book, The Weather Makers, by Tim Flannery. 

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You’re probably pronouncing ‘Sacagawea’ wrong

(via St. Louis Public Radio)

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"An unthinkable question in a town that has built its livelihood on bountiful seafood: Would people eat the insidious creature?"

— New York Times piece on “a Quest to Convert a Sea Snail Plague Into a Culinary Pleasure” in France.

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"A permanent chill would undoubtedly dismay Mr. Obama, for whom Ms. Merkel had become a sort of BFF in Europe."

— Mark Landler, The New York Times

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Listen To Oliver Sacks Describe A Terrifying Hallucination

Press play, shut your eyes and take a minute to imagine this frightening hallucination:

This clip is part of a 2012 Fresh Air interview with famed neurologist Oliver Sacks. Hear the entire interview here: n.pr/163r2eB

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Here’s a dog laughing hysterically.

Here’s a dog laughing hysterically.

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"Someone tried to stop me from reaching my dreams, and I want to be able to just say, well, ‘Nice try, I’m still going to go for it and stay positive through it.’"

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a ballroom dancer who lost her foot in the second bombing at the Boston Marathon. Via WBUR’s Here & Now.

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