1. 02:09 17th Apr 2014

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Photo: Jim Tuttle/NPR 
A masterpiece in pieces. Can you guess what it is? 
(No real paintings were harmed in this process.)

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    Photo: Jim Tuttle/NPR 

    A masterpiece in pieces. Can you guess what it is? 

    (No real paintings were harmed in this process.)

     
  2. 14:45 11th Apr 2014

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CZECH REPUBLIC, Vacenovice : Marie Jukubickova (R) and Ludmila Vlasakova wearing traditional costume decorate Easter eggs in Vacenovice, South Moravia, Czech Republic, on April 10, 2014. The women use the old method of scraping colored eggs with a nail file to decorate them and are the last two women in southern Moravia who know this method decorating Easter eggs for almost 70 years.AFP PHOTO/ RADEK MICA

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    CZECH REPUBLIC, Vacenovice : Marie Jukubickova (R) and Ludmila Vlasakova wearing traditional costume decorate Easter eggs in Vacenovice, South Moravia, Czech Republic, on April 10, 2014. The women use the old method of scraping colored eggs with a nail file to decorate them and are the last two women in southern Moravia who know this method decorating Easter eggs for almost 70 years.
    AFP PHOTO/ RADEK MICA

     
  3. The proper role of public intellectuals is to question accepted dogmas, conceive of new methods of analysis, and expand the terms of public debate. “Capital in the Twenty-first Century” does all these things. As with any such grand prognostication, some of it may not withstand the test of time. But Piketty has written a book that nobody interested in a defining issue of our era can afford to ignore.
    — Forces of Divergence - Is surging inequality endemic to capitalism?
    by John Cassidy
    John Cassidy: Is Surging Inequality Endemic to Capitalism? : The New Yorker
    via Memex 1.1 (http://memex.naughtons.org/archives/2014/03/29/19804)
     
  4. 01:13 2nd Apr 2014

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    Sophie Roach (b.1988) is an artist and illustrator based in Austin, TX. By utilizing familiar shapes, patterns and her intuition, Sophie has created a unique visual language based on spontaneity and rhythm. Her abstract style is playful yet austere, extremely detailed, and often vibrantly colored.

    I draw all the time and sometimes I hang the results on a wall and sometimes they’re applied to a product or, in one case, a double decker bus. I started doodling casually in my college classes about four years ago, but I didn’t take drawing very seriously until I hit a sweet spot in January of 2012. After six months of post-graduation floundering, I found my thing (my passion, or whatever) and a direction.

    I’m always paying close attention to the world around me, recognizing patterns, then encrypting them with the family of motifs that I’ve created. The more I change up the world around me through travel and experience, the more I tend to come up with when I’m back at my drawing table. 

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  5. 15:29 11th Mar 2014

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  6. inland-delta:

Maori paddles from Captain Cook’s first voyage, 1769

At first I thought these were Christmas decorations…

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    Maori paddles from Captain Cook’s first voyage, 1769

    At first I thought these were Christmas decorations…

    (Source: captcook-ne.co.uk)

     
  7. 13:17 4th Mar 2014

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    Leo, aged 9 months, takes part in an experiment at the ‘Birkbeck Babylab’ Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, on March 3, 2014 in London, England. The experiment uses an electroencephalogram (EEG) to study brain activity whilst the baby examines different objects of varying complexity. Researchers at the Babylab, which is part of Birkbeck, University of London, study brain and cognitive development in infants from birth through childhood. The scientists use various experiments, often based on simple games, and test the babies’ physical or cognitive responses with sensors including: eye-tracking, brain activation and motion capture. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

     
  8. A bit late to this, but it is still so good to listen to the music and read the stories that @nprmusic has put together here

     
  9. 13:46 14th Feb 2014

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    Tags: animalsnatural science

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    Incredible new images of a Jackson’s Chameleon and Horned Sand Viper from Tim Flach. Find the images here.

     
  10. 11:38 11th Feb 2014

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In Spanish, Valentine’s Day is sometimes called Dia de los Enamorados, or Lovers’ Day.
Zaida Ortega Dominguez letter to Humberto Dionisio, 1987 Feb. 7-14. Humberto Dionisio papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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    In Spanish, Valentine’s Day is sometimes called Dia de los Enamorados, or Lovers’ Day.

    Zaida Ortega Dominguez letter to Humberto Dionisio, 1987 Feb. 7-14. Humberto Dionisio papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.