Lawyers for WikiLeaker Manning ask judge not to ‘rob him of his youth’By Medina Roshan FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - Attorneys for Bradley Manning, the soldier found guilty of turning over 700,000 classified U.S. files to WikiLeaks, called on a military judge on Monday to sentence him to a term that “doesn’t rob him of his youth,” rather than the 60 years urged by prosecutors. Manning, 25, was working as a low-level intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2010 when he committed the largest unauthorized release of secret documents in U.S. history, catapulting pro-transparency website WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, into the international spotlight. …

Lawyers for WikiLeaker Manning ask judge not to ‘rob him of his youth’

By Medina Roshan FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - Attorneys for Bradley Manning, the soldier found guilty of turning over 700,000 classified U.S. files to WikiLeaks, called on a military judge on Monday to sentence him to a term that “doesn’t rob him of his youth,” rather than the 60 years urged by prosecutors. Manning, 25, was working as a low-level intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2010 when he committed the largest unauthorized release of secret documents in U.S. history, catapulting pro-transparency website WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, into the international spotlight. …

Jackie Chan Sings War! with Chris Tucker (by JackieChanFan3)

archiemcphee:

This incredibly awesome Spider-Man beard belongs to Chad Roberts, who recently won at the 2nd Annual Garden State Beard & ‘Stache Competition held by The Garden State Beard & Mustache Society at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
[via Obvious Winner]

archiemcphee:

This incredibly awesome Spider-Man beard belongs to Chad Roberts, who recently won at the 2nd Annual Garden State Beard & ‘Stache Competition held by The Garden State Beard & Mustache Society at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

[via Obvious Winner]

archiemcphee:

New Zealand-based artist Christy Lewis of Daizy Design has some seriously awesome face-painting skills. Head over to the Daizy Design website to check out more of her work. 

[via Geeks Are Sexy and BuzzFeed]

archiemcphee:

Look closely, this colourful chair is made entirely out of rubber bands - 65,000 rubber bands to be precise. It’s the work of Cleveland-based industrial designer Preston Moeller.

Inspired by a friend who suggested that he should use office supplies to make something ‘truly unique’, Moeller spent over $200 and 336 hours to create his one-of-a-kind chair.

“It almost looks like a fun toy that has been enlarged to a human scale where the user is sitting in a giant toy,” said Moeller. “But though it may look like it is all for fun it also happens to be very comfortable. The back is made from rubber bands weaved within themselves to create a springy sitting area that softly holds the user.”

[via Design Taxi]

explore-blog:

If a kid realizes how much you love your job, there’s nothing better you can convey to a child.

In her SXSW keynote, the inimitable Tina “Swiss Miss” Roth Eisenberg is a living testament to avoiding “work” by finding your purpose and doing what you love.

1st in a series of this inscrutable, brilliant man’s life.

Today was birthdate.

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Within a species, each organism has very similar DNA. In human beings, the difference between one person and another is a fraction of a one percent — but it’s what makes us individuals, giving us different facial features, hair color, and height. 

Wonderful motion-graphics explainer of DNA for BBC Knowledge and Learning from London-based studio Territory. Complement with the animated history of DNA and everything you’ve ever wondered about genes vs. chromosomes vs. DNA, also animated. 

( The Kid Should See This)

Today is 3.14, which, besides being Pi day, is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. The iconic German theoretical physicist would’ve been 131 today, so we’re celebrating with Albert Einstein: How I See The World — a fantastic 2006 PBS documentary exploring his life, work and legacy, now free online in six parts. From his audacious scientific exploits to his notorious personal quirks to his controversial political convictions, the film is an essential piece of cultural history and a rare look at one of humanity’s greatest minds.