Robot Revolution History Lesson: Did Charles Babbage invent the first computer in the 1830s? The Revolution looks to be a slow roll. Until Siri showed up, anyway.
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From my friend Sarah: "Where does 'aircraft carrier' rank among unusual sports venues?"
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In honor of Veterans Day yesterday: 50 Photos that Brought the War Home [Warning: some images may be difficult for sensitive viewers].?
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Meet the Cockatoo Squid: just another completely bizarre creature from the deepest depths of the ocean.
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Awesome. Literally awestruck by these: photographs from inside waves. [Note: some questionable links/pics at the very bottom of the page, but it's beyond the content]
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If you've been watching the show "Grimm" and have a hankering to read more of the original tales, National Georgraphic's website has put together a very cool "choose your adventure" way to read them online!
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Settle in for this one (it's a lengthy one): "Philip Davis pleasures his brain with shifting Shakespearean syntax, measures the results on an electroencephalogram, and finds evidence that powerful writing can literally change the ways in which we think."
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From the deep to the shallow: learn some of the wordplay and rhetoric of advertising. As I once learned long ago, when a network says "the highest rated new Tuesday night comedy this Fall" … well how many new comedies are there on this night? Oh just this one? Riiiiiiight …
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From Holly: Feeling that you're reaching your creative expiration date? With the emphasis our culture puts on youth, it's no wonder. But new evidence may prove that the prime time for a physicist, in this example, may be 48, not 30 (as previously presumed … by Einstein no less!) And writers, always remember Agatha Christie.
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Another fresh batch of links tomorrow - In the meantime send your submissions to FlossyLinks@gmail.com!