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Special Offer: Pre-Order The Happiness of Pursuit & Receive a Ton of FREE Stuff
  As mentioned last week, my new book will be published on September 9—less than 21 days from today! Short version of this post: if you’re able to pre-order the book, that will greatly help it debut well. All orders are appreciated, even sin X



Plans to Provide a Trail to Utah’s Dinosaur Tracks
Bureau of Land Management Plans to Provide a Trail to Dinosaur Trackway Site Residents of the town of Moab in Utah are hoping that in the very near future, visitors are going to get much better access to a number of the preserved dinosaur footprints X



Mother Nature Is a Math Geek
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is unveiling a new permanent exhibit, Numbers in Nature. X



Pears Shaped Like Babies Are a Hit In China
Humans have a long history of tinkering with their fruits and vegetables; we can grow purple tomatoes, super bananas or the classic seedless watermelon. But in terms of customization, we haven’t done much to alter the shape of our fruits and veggie X



Pears Shaped Like Babies Are a Hit In China
Humans have a long history of tinkering with their fruits and vegetables; we can grow purple tomatoes, super bananas or the classic seedless watermelon. But in terms of customization, we haven’t done much to alter the shape of our fruits and veggie X



6 Discoveries From Near and Far, Volume VI
I. Around the World Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter. Dinner in New York — A photographer documents a shift from eating as a primary activity to a secondary activity The Life of a Profes X



Shark Week loses nine million viewers, but Discovery says "everyone is absolutely thrilled"
Shark Week is over, and as the week has progressed, the flood of negative press about Discovery's favorite time of the year has weakened to a trickle. Instead, news organizations are talking about how well Discovery did this year in spite of the back X



Sea Plankton Found Living on Outside of Space Station, Russians Say
The human crew aboard the International Space Station may not be the only group of living creatures hurtling through space: microscopic sea plankton could also be hitching a ride. Vladimir Solovyev, the official overseeing Russia’s ISS segment, rep X



For a healthier you, let your smartphone call it in
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to a multidisciplinary group of Cornell researchers who are developing a device to help you track your health right in the palm of your hand. X



Minimum-Wage Minutia
Three e-mail correspondents and a commenter have asked me to clarify a specific claim that I make in this post – namely, that it’s possible for a hike in the minimum wage to increase overall employment even while it decreases the employme X





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