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wnyc:

The most important vine of Summer 2014 has arrived.

Here are the other things you had to see online this week:

http://bit.ly/1lEGGFF

—Sean, Sideshow

sciencefriday:

What happens when you play music through a squid? Something amazing happens to its chromatophores.

firstdays-globalnation:

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Some immigrants spent their first nights at the YMCA. Others saw snow for the first time. Some people didn’t mean to end up here at all. What do you — or your parents or grandparents — remember about your first days in the US? Submit your story.

wnyc:

Ainsle Henderson is a stop motion animator with a big heart, a keen sense of humor, and a number of unresolved childhood issues.

http://wnyc.org/2C9z5 

—Sean, Sideshow

sciencefriday:

Can you teach the ancient species nautilus new tricks? 

pritheworld:

This map reflects calls for funding in three key sectors (health, education, and services) outlined by the 2013 investment map released by the Iraqi National Investment Commission, the face of private investment in Iraq and the Government’s voice of investment needs.

Sources: Iraq National Investment Commission. Ethnic boundaries are drawn based on the work of Dr. M. Izady at Columbia University’s Gulf 2000 project, and the Empirical Studies of Conflict.

pritheworld:

In the effort to win the “hearts and minds” of Iraqis, two leading international development agencies have spent considerable funding rebuilding Iraq, since 2006. This map begs the question of whether the Sunni community has been disproportionately served.

Source: In some cases, USAID and the World Bank do not disclose the location of a project for security reasons. This map reflects the projects made publicly available through the USAID and World Bank online databases as of June 19, 2014. Ethnic boundaries are drawn based on the work of Dr. M. Izady at Columbia University’s Gulf 2000 project, and the Empirical Studies of Conflict.

sciencefriday:

Vampyroteuthis infernalis, which literally means “The Vampire Squid from Hell,” is neither a vampire nor a squid.

wnyc:

Some selfless human on Tumblr is summarizing every World Cup match with images made in MS Paint. It’s great.

http://wnyc.org/2CeCb

—Sean, Sideshow