fastcodesign:

This Might Be Frank Gehry’s Craziest Building Yet
Frank Gehry's first foray into Latin American architecture basically looks like a box of crayons exploded on the shore of the Panama Bay. In a good way. The 44,000-square-foot Biomuseo, a Smithsonian-affiliated institution located on the waterfront in Panama City, pays tribute to the region’s ecosystem with an eye-popping mishmash of orange, yellow, blue, and green panels—perfect for a museum that’s all about celebrating biodiversity.
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fastcodesign:

This Might Be Frank Gehry’s Craziest Building Yet

Frank Gehry's first foray into Latin American architecture basically looks like a box of crayons exploded on the shore of the Panama Bay. In a good way. The 44,000-square-foot Biomuseo, a Smithsonian-affiliated institution located on the waterfront in Panama City, pays tribute to the region’s ecosystem with an eye-popping mishmash of orange, yellow, blue, and green panels—perfect for a museum that’s all about celebrating biodiversity.

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cartoonpolitics:

The right-wing preoccupation with stricter voter ID laws .. a costly solution to an almost completely non-existent problem and much more to do with vote suppression than ‘voter fraud’ .. (more here)

cartoonpolitics:

The right-wing preoccupation with stricter voter ID laws .. a costly solution to an almost completely non-existent problem and much more to do with vote suppression than ‘voter fraud’ .. (more here)

sunfoundation:

Before and After: Open Disclosure Oakland

Open Disclosure, a new project from OpenOakland, shines a light on the city’s campaign finance system - turning complex information (like the top image) into accessible #opendata (like interactive tables and maps!) so anyone can #followthemoney.

Read more on the Sunlight blog here.

fastcompany:

The revolutionary lab Counsyl is making genetic testing affordable, fast, and friendly.
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fastcompany:

The revolutionary lab Counsyl is making genetic testing affordable, fast, and friendly.

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npr:

Happy “Talk Like a Pirate Day” from NPRrrrrrr…
Photo credit: iStockphoto

npr:

Happy “Talk Like a Pirate Day” from NPRrrrrrr…

Photo credit: iStockphoto

pewresearch:

Poverty is an issue that deeply divides the American public when it comes to how much of a role government should play in alleviating the problems of the poor.

pewresearch:

Poverty is an issue that deeply divides the American public when it comes to how much of a role government should play in alleviating the problems of the poor.

pewresearch:

Which traits are MOST important to teach your kids? Responsibility tops the list for both liberals and conservatives, but opinions diverge from there.

pewresearch:

Which traits are MOST important to teach your kids? Responsibility tops the list for both liberals and conservatives, but opinions diverge from there.

starwars:

Throwback Thursday - Ever wonder how we filmed the opening crawl? Now you know.

starwars:

Throwback Thursday - Ever wonder how we filmed the opening crawl? Now you know.

npr:

It was an ordinary Friday. Courtney Brown, 24, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was busy looking for a job. “I’ve applied all kinds of places,” she says. “Wal-Mart, Target, Verizon Wireless.”
Then she got a strange letter in the mail. “‘We are writing you with good news,’” she reads to me over the phone. “‘We got rid of some of your Everest College debt … no one should be forced to mortgage their future for an education.’”
The letter went on to say that her private student loan from a for-profit college, in the amount of $790.05, had just been forgiven outright by something called the Rolling Jubilee.
Since November 2012, Rolling Jubilee has purchased and eradicated about $15 million worth of debt arising from unpaid medical bills. Today, the group announced that it has erased $3.9 million in private student loans, including Courtney Brown’s and almost 3,000 other students of the for-profit Everest College.
These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear
Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

npr:

It was an ordinary Friday. Courtney Brown, 24, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was busy looking for a job. “I’ve applied all kinds of places,” she says. “Wal-Mart, Target, Verizon Wireless.”

Then she got a strange letter in the mail. “‘We are writing you with good news,’” she reads to me over the phone. “‘We got rid of some of your Everest College debt … no one should be forced to mortgage their future for an education.’”

The letter went on to say that her private student loan from a for-profit college, in the amount of $790.05, had just been forgiven outright by something called the Rolling Jubilee.

Since November 2012, Rolling Jubilee has purchased and eradicated about $15 million worth of debt arising from unpaid medical bills. Today, the group announced that it has erased $3.9 million in private student loans, including Courtney Brown’s and almost 3,000 other students of the for-profit Everest College.

These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR