The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 03.27.12

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Beautifully captured stop-motion
origami
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How social networks make
it tough to see ourselves as part of a larger group
, like say, a class.

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A NASA project that studies surface-level ocean currents is
like Van
Gogh’s Starry Night come to life
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Why thinking green could actually be bad for
the earth
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What 2050 may really
look like
(minus the flying cars).

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Backronyms and downright falsehoods: debunking linguistic
urban legends
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The specifics on our brave
new digital world
.

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What house mice can tell us about where
the Vikings have been
.

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New research on the other
carbon-dioxide problem
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How the heat wave in the Midwest
crashed
NOAA’s climate software
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David Foster Wallace wants you to turn
the music down
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A new app lets Facebook users “enemy”
instead of “friend.”
The app, developed by a University of Texas researcher, is called EnemyGraph, and purports to encourage a more accurate reflection of our social lives than the “friending” and “liking” can.

Image by Andreas Bauer, licensed under Creative Commons.

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