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Aug
11
Living with Wolves Saved My Life

Veterans suffering from PTSD now have options other than traditional treatment and medication. It's called wolf therapy. At Lockwood Animal Rescue Center, these veterans are getting back their nature.

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11
Aug
10
What It's Like to Lead Gaming's Greatest Team

Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson is a competitive gamer whose parents came to the U.S. from Jamaica. He grew up in New York City, running from arcade to arcade with his friends. In 2003, the group formed a network called ‘Empire Arcadia’ and they have since become gaming champions. Now in his mid-30s, TriForce goes face-to-face with his triumphs and failures.

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Aug
10
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Aug
10
How Instagram Uses Machine Learning To Help You Explore

Head of Community Lab Dan Toffey and his team add a human touch to big data to curate the most personalized content for you to discover.


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Aug
10
Timeless Things That Aren't Really Timeless

If you know of any other examples of timeless things that aren't really timeless, tell me about them here: http://thenerdwriter.tumblr.com/ask

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WORKS CITED/FURTHER READING:

Benjamin Franklin's letter to Joseph Priestley, 1772:
http://www.procon.org/view.background-resource.php?resourceID=1474

Robert Kaplan, "The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero"
http://www.amazon.com/The-Nothing-that-Is-Natural/dp/0195142373

Nils-Bertil Wallin, "How Was Zero Discovered"
http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/about/zero.jsp

Hanne Blank, "Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality"
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/straight-hanne-blank/110064136...


Aug
10
Riding the Dunes in Dubai’s Electric Dirt Bikes

Consider the humble bicycle—a simple, yet elegant two-wheeled machine that has served us well for 200 years. Now in its latest iteration, it’s the world’s number-one-selling electric vehicle. Capitalizing on this trend, three Dubai-based entrepreneurs are adapting electric bicycles to the demands of desert riding with rugged, motorcycle-like bikes that run on both pedal and electric power. It’s the coolest eco-friendly trend taking the desert by storm.

This Great Big Story is a paid contribution by Dubai. (http://www.visitdubai.ae)


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Aug
09
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09
Would you let them get away again?


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