Esto es mi dragón de peluche que mi amiga mejor me regaló para la navidad. El es un character de uno de mis peliculas favoritas, “How to Train Your Dragon.” Yo lo vi la primera vez con mi amiga mejor y ella hechó el animal de peluche a mano. Me lo gusta mucho y cada vez yo veo el dragón yo pienso de ella.
What city dwellers might see in the absence of light pollution.
Fidgital! A new word for the digital age! what next?
think of all the words we use today that didn’t even exist 30 years ago. If you told someone in 1980 “I just texted my mother from my iPhone before surfing the web using the wifi at Starbucks to find the nearest place to buy a flat screen hdtv but it didn’t work because they don’t have a very good network connection and I couldn’t get 3G inside either. So instead I decided to go home and watch a dvd on my laptop or stream netflix on my tablet” they would have looked at you like you were crazy.
You think someone 20 years ago would have any idea what sexting is?
The way we talk is evolving almost as fast as our technology does. Some of those terms are great and excellent descriptors. Others lack a certain amount of class. Think I’m wrong? Go explore urbandictionary.com for a fun little lesson in modern day language.
Lizzie Skurnick coins a term in the New York Times.
Over at Salon, Katie McDonough reminds us of a recent study “that found smartphone users exhibit actual withdrawal symptoms when forced to abstain from using their devices. The study also found that many subjects felt physical discomfort after not checking their phone for extended periods of time.”
As someone with a New Year’s resolution that no laptops, phones or tablets can enter the bedroom, I’m glad to be able to put a word and idea to it. — Michael
I initially thought this was a cutout on a white background. Nope, that’s ice. Incredible photo.
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great investigative work here.
In case you missed this important investigative study from a few months back: Jack and Rose both could have survived the Titanic.
Thank you to the Smithsonian for staying on stop of this.
NRDC makes great use of integrating maps in their fracking project below. Programs like meograph and batchgeo are making this kind of reporting and data aggregation easier than ever.
Fracking in Pennsylvania
The use of hydraulic fracturing has opened up oil and gas resources in many parts of the country where drilling was not previously occurring. These wells are drilled near our homes, schools, and offices—but information about them is not always readily accessible or publicly available.
We need to have better information about the effects of drilling on our health, land and quality of life. Click on this map to launch an interactive version that shows what data is and, more importantly, is not available to the people who live near these wells.
It’s here! The winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest for 2012! Check out some of the best photos of the year below.
In Focus: Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012
The winners have just been announced of this year’s National Geographic photo contest. The Society received more than 22,000 entries from over 150 countries. Presented here are the winners from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, captions provided by the photographers. The Grand Prize Winner receives $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2013. Be sure to also see earlier In Focus collections of entries:Part I and Part II.
See more. [Images: National Geographic Photo Contest]
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