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“..Download 55 free online literature courses: from Kerouac to Tolkien..”

(ed:..cool..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Download 55 free online literature courses: from Kerouac to Tolkien – Boing Boing BBS.

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“..Maker Dad: DIY projects for grownups and kids..”

“..The books is focused on teaching girls lifelong skills – - like computer programming – musicality – and how to use basic hand tools – - as well as how to be creative problem solvers. The book’s twenty-four projects include:…” … Continue reading

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“..Leading arts figures to reveal tricks of the trade – in free ‘digital masterclasses’..”

“..The films – around 10 minutes in length – - will be made available – free to view online..” (cont.) go to source/story>>> Leading arts figures to reveal tricks of the trade in free ‘digital masterclasses’ – News – Art … Continue reading

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“..Dharma Punks: Kiwi comic classic kickstarted back into life..”

“..A classic New Zealand comic book series which has been unavailable for a decade is coming back into print through crowd funding. The Dharma Punks – the story of a group of anarchist punks in Auckland in the 1990s – … Continue reading

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“..The Most Stunning Stained Glass Windows In The World..” (photos..)

“..Stained glass windows tell stories – - educate – and inspire…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Most Stunning Stained Glass Windows In The World (PHOTOS).

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“..Mind-Blowing Images Show What’s Right In Front Of You Each Day – But You Never See..” 

“..You’ll never look at the world the same way again..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> WATCH: Mind-Blowing Images Show What’s Right In Front Of You Each Day… But You Never See | TEDTalks.

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“..Local dairy goes smokefree..”

“..An Auckland dairy owner has taken cigarettes off her shelves to make the shop more family-friendly. Tam Macken says she and husband Jimmy never intended to sell cigarettes at the Devonport store when they bought it late last year..” (cont..) … Continue reading

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“..the smartest urban crowdfunding projects – in pictures..”

“..From pedestrian bridges to city centre waterslides – - sculpture parks to public pianos – - here are some of the smartest and wackiest crowdfunded projects for urban improvement..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> We built this city: the smartest urban … Continue reading

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“..The end of car washes? – Nissan debuts ‘self-cleaning’ paint..”

“..If it works – this could save a lot of water..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The end of car washes? Nissan debuts “self-cleaning” paint – Salon.com.

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“..CATable desk designed for humans and cats..” (photo..)

“..The CATable integrates crawl spaces to keep your kitty happy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> CATable desk designed for humans and cats – Boing Boing.

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“..20 DIY Lifehacks With Office Junk – That Will Blow Your Mind..”

“..Here are the best of the bunch – - which often require little more than random office supplies – - but make life way way better..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 20 DIY Lifehacks With Office Junk That Will Blow Your … Continue reading

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“..3D printer builds 10 houses in 24 hours..”

“..A Chinese company shows that 3D-printed houses are not a fantasy. And they’re not alone..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 3D printer builds 10 houses in 24 hours – The Internaut – The Listener.

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“..Great Ape Lights Fire – Roasts Marshmallows..” (video..)

“..great ape’s impressive skills..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Bonobo Or Boy Scout? Great Ape Lights Fire, Roasts Marshmallows.

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“..Watch the Astounding Dexterity of Honda’s Dancing Humanoid Robot..”

“..Even in today’s rapidly evolving world of technology – - there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life. Honda’s ASIMO is one of those things..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Watch the Astounding … Continue reading

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“..Living wage pays off for business..”

“..Chalmers says the decision ‘had huge impacts for their families – and a huge jump in pay for them”. Chalmers Organics staff – at the Henderson tofu factory- – were largely low-skilled food process workers previously earning $15 an hour … Continue reading

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“..British Pathe puts 85,000 newsreels on Youtube..”

“..British Pathe just dumped 85,000 newsreels – - from 1896 to 1976 – on Youtube..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> British Pathe puts 85,000 newsreels on Youtube – Boing Boing.

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“..36 Stoner-Approved Songs For Your 4/20 Smoke Sessions..”

“..While just about every song sounds awesome when high – - some cuts stand above the rest..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 36 Stoner-Approved Songs For Your 4/20 Smoke Sessions.

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“..This California Couple’s Tiny House Redefines What It Means To Have A ‘Dream Home’..” (photos..)

“..For just $30,000 – 31-year-old web designer Alek Lisefski built a tiny house for himself and his girlfriend Anjali – - on an 8-by-12 foot flatbed trailer..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This California Couple’s Tiny House Redefines What It Means … Continue reading

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“..Watch These Amazing Flip Books of Birds and Butterflies..”

“..Colorful hummingbirds and butterflies flit across the page in constant motion – - like an Audubon guide come to life..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Watch These Amazing Flip Books of Birds and Butterflies | Design | WIRED.

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“..Guard Dog Adopts Tiny Abandoned Kitten – And The Friendship Couldn’t Be Cuter..” (video..)

“..A 90-pound guard dog and an 8-ounce kitten might seem like an unlikely pair – - but the two can actually make a very sweet duo..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Guard Dog Adopts Tiny Abandoned Kitten, And The Friendship Couldn’t … Continue reading

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“..Shoestring film off to Cannes..”

“..A 15-minute movie by Auckland residents Luke Thornborough and Lisa Fothergill – - will screen at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival in May. Jess has been accepted into the Short Film Corner of the event – - attended by … Continue reading

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“..Keeping Agricultural Land Prices Affordable for Farmers..”

“..To keep agricultural land prices affordable for farmers – - the Ecological Land Cooperative leases plots to people with the skills — – but not enough cash — – to start earth-friendly farms..” (cont..) (ed:..we should offer this option here … Continue reading

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“..Tweak These Settings to Stop Facebook Videos From Auto-Playing..”

“..Videos in your Facebook News Feed will play automatically – - even if you’re away from Wi-Fi – and browsing on your cellular data connection. Stop that bad behavior with this quick fix..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tweak These Settings … Continue reading

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“..Clearance grocery chain growing..”

“..far more stomach-churning is the thought that truckloads of perfectly edible food are going to landfill every day. Enter Reduced to Clear – a chain of clearance grocery stores that set up shop in 2008 – - with a single … Continue reading

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“..This Juggler Created An Utterly Mesmerizing Optical Illusion – With Just Four Rings..” (video..)

(ed:..this is very cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Juggler Created An Utterly Mesmerizing Optical Illusion With Just Four Rings.

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“..The skinniest electric vehicle to hit Wellington’s streets caused quite a stir – and not just for its looks..”

“..The speedster, thinner than many motorbikes, was on show in Civic Square yesterday – - touted as the solution to the capital’s traffic congestion problems. The pint-sized roadster – - which accelerates to 100kmh faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia … Continue reading

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“..Brainy Bike Lights..”

“..a fault in our brains that means – sometimes – - even when there is eye contact – - the image of a cyclist does not materialise before it’s too late..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Brainy Bike Lights invention represents … Continue reading

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“..Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as CBS Late Show host..”

“..Host of Colbert Report to switch from Comedy Central to replace outgoing Letterman – - CBS confirms..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as CBS Late Show host | Media | theguardian.com.

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“..Taite Music Prize: Kiwi Punk more than just a memory..”

“..Kiwi punk acts from the late 70s are getting their dues- – again. The first award from next week’s Taite Music Prize ceremony has been announced – - with the Independent Music NZ Classic Record award given to punk compilation … Continue reading

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“..This Device Can Charge Your Phone In 30 – Freaking – Seconds..” (video..)

“..As you can see in the video – - the prototype attaches to a phone – - that is then juiced up in half a minute..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Device Can Charge Your Phone In 30. Freaking. Seconds..

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“..A Beautiful Super 8-Inspired Camcorder With Modern Smarts..” (ed:..it looks very very cool..)

“..The fully digital – 1080p Chinon Bellami HD-1 – - doesn’t just look like a Super-8 camera. It’s actually built around the same specifications – - with a ?-inch-type sensor – - that’s about the same size as a frame … Continue reading

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“..Darpa’s Robots Could Soon Assemble Satellites in Space..”

“..Building satellites in the future – - could be as easy as sending robots packed with hardware into orbit – - if a new project from Darpa takes off..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Darpa’s Robots Could Soon Assemble Satellites in … Continue reading

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“..Sorry – But the Coolest Custom Harley Ever – Is Actually British..”

“..Watchmaker Bell & Ross have commissioned another gorgeous Harley-Davidson – - to promote its latest line of hyper-expensive wrist wear..” (cont..) go to source/story>>>> Sorry, But the Coolest Custom Harley Ever Is Actually British | Autopia | WIRED.

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“..Mind-controlled suit aims to make wheelchairs obsolete..”

“..A Brazilian neuroengineer at Duke is hoping to show off the robotic exoskeleton – - at the opening of the World Cup..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mind-controlled suit aims to make wheelchairs obsolete – Salon.com.

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“..NCEA results: One school’s stellar climb..”

“..’Passionate leadership’ – with a focus on student achievement – - helps Selwyn College to lift its Level 1 pass rate from 39 to 93 per cent – - in just seven years..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> NCEA results: One … Continue reading

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“..Breathtaking time-lapse video of marine life..”

“..magical time-lapse video of ‘slow’ marine life..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Breathtaking time-lapse video of marine life – Boing Boing.

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“..Work begins on the world’s first 3D-printed house..”

“..Zero waste – lower transport costs – and recyclable materials – – is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Work begins on … Continue reading

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“..Mumford and Sons’ Marcus Mumford to record long-lost Bob Dylan tracks..”

“..Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford and a band of acclaimed musicians to complete an album of unfinished – unheard – Bob Dylan tracks. The two dozen songs – begun during the folk singer’s 1967 Basement Tapes period – - … Continue reading

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“..Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar – Gender Stereotypes – With Face-Melting Metal Solo..” (video..)

(ed:..heh..! she is very good – scarily good – - for one so very young..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo.

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architect who designed the cardboard-cathedral in christchurch wins a major architecture-prize..

(link has gallery of his works..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize – Architecture – Arts & Entertainment – The Independent.

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