Peace! I'm Sean M Aaron. I'm a photographer, visual artist, writer, cyclist, and a community manager at Carrot Creative.

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UN Chief Scientist Urges Action On Climate Change: ‘We Have Five Minutes Before Midnight’
Sep 05, 2013
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“Rajendra Pachuari, head of the United Nation’s group of climate scientists, said on Monday that humanity can no longer be content kicking the can down the road when it comes to climate change. “We have five minutes before midnight,” he emphasized.”

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Scientists Grow Miniature, but Distinctly Human, Brain in the Lab
Sep 05, 2013
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“Austrian researchers have used regenerative techniques to grow a miniature human brain in the lab, they reported recently in the journal Nature. The researchers started with pluripotent human stem cells, or stem cells that are capable of developing into various kinds of specialized cell.”

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Dwayne McDuffie on Being a Black Comic Book Writer
Sep 05, 2013
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“For more information, visit blacksuperherodoc.com


Facebook hashtags said to have zero viral impact
Sep 05, 2013
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“On social networks, hashtags are meant to hype exposure for various topics or products. This is probably why Facebook rolled out its new hashtag feature in June. So, how has that gone for the social network? Um, not so good.”

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Scientists achieve first human-to-human ‘mind meld’
Aug 30, 2013
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Mind Meld Experiment

“Scientists said Tuesday they have completed the first human-to-human mind meld, with one researcher sending a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motion of a colleague sitting across the Seattle campus of the University of Washington — an achievement one of the researchers jokingly referred to it as a ‘Vulcan mind meld.’”

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Javon Johnson – “cuz he’s black”
Aug 30, 2013
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Imagine Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke together in conversation. It happened.
Aug 13, 2013
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“Back in 1988, Magnus Magnusson (best name ever) somehow managed to bring three of the 20th Century’s most fascinating personalities together to discuss God, the Universe, and Everything Else.”

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Counsyl: Dirt-Cheap Genetic Testing
Apr 24, 2013
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“For cynics who say that Silicon Valley has become too mired in photo-sharing apps and addictive games, take a 15-minute drive to South San Francisco.

In a non-descript lab is a company that may be paving the way for the Valley’s next wave of disruptive startups, which marry software with data from the human genome.

Counsyl is doing genetic tests that look for more than 400 mutations and at least 100 genetic disorders for parents who are planning children. At $599 total, or $99 with insurance, their tests cost a fraction of standard ones, which often only look for a single condition like cystic fibrosis, and run anywhere from $100 to $500.”

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