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Hawaii’s Deepest Secret – The New Yorker

A new geological study may elucidate how the island chain got built. Earth’s concentric layers scale remarkably well to those of a peach. The atmosphere is proportionally as thick as the exterior fuzz. The crust corresponds to the skin, the iron core (although spherical rather than pointed) to the pit, …

Middle Earth on Google Maps for The Hobbit Promotion | TIME.com

In case you don’t have anything better to do (you don’t). Just in case J.R.R. Tolkien fans didn’t have enough material to satiate their geekiness with three Lord of the Rings films, three (in progress) Hobbit films, books, gear, fan fiction, etc., they can now explore Middle-Earth through Google. Tolkien himself included painstakingly detailed …

Happy Birthday Amercia

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so …

Quote of the Day

“When I climbed the Capitol steps in January, I promised myself that I would return to the Senate with an open mind and greater respect for others. Same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. Our time on this Earth is limited, I know that better than most.” — …

Quote of the Day

“I am simply a pilgrim beginning the last leg of his pilgrimage on this earth.” POPE BENEDICT XVI,  as he retired, becoming the first pope in 600 years to step down. Quotation of the Day for Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 – NYTimes.com.