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Watch a 747 airplane launch a rocket, mid-flight, to deliver ten small satellites to orbit

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How TikTok crowdsourced an open-source 3D-printed pill bottle opener plan for people with Parkinson's

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The Auto Pill Bottle is a pretty cool invention that automatically dispenses pills, instead of forcing people with physical disabilities such as Parkinson's Disease to struggle with pressing down and unscrewing the bottle cap. But the story behind it is even cooler. — Read the rest

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Bette Midler in top form as she sings "Goodbye, Donnie" in this hilarious video

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Teaming up with Meidas Touch, Bette Midler gives a stellar performance singing "Goodbye, Donnie." The "Hello, Dolly!" parody has lyrics—such as You're locked up, sucker, I can just hear your butt pucker— that had me laughing at loud.

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One Magical Instant

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At one magical instant the page of a book –that string of confused, alien ciphers –shivered into meaning.Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets;At that moment, whole universes opened.You became, irrevocably, a reader.– Alberto Manguel We read to know we’re not alone.–  C.S. Lewis A great book that comes from a greatthinker is a […]





























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Ursula K. Le Guin gets a postage stamp

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Ursula K. Le Guin, the science fiction and fantasy author responsible for such iconic books as The Dispossessed, The Left Hand of Darkness, and the Earthsea trilogy, has gotten her own US Postage stamp.

The collectible stamp features a portrait of Le Guin by artist Donato Giancola that's based on a 2006 photograph.

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ProPublica went through thousands of Parler videos to make this video about the day of the attempted Trump coup

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This was a massive undertaking on the part of ProPublica. I watched some of the videos and the actions of the Trump insurrectionists were more frequent and often worse than I imagined. If you don't have time to watch all 500 videos, sample the videos taken inside the Capitol. — Read the rest

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