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Listening to this guy talking about the Universe gave me goosebumps

Remember that time when you first realized that the Universe was an incredibly gigantic place, when you felt humbled and fortunate at the mere thought of existing in this vast cosmic arena? Listen to Professor Tom Burns, of Ohio Wesleyan University and Director of Perkins Observatory. He still feels that way. » 3/04/15 10:39am 3/04/15 10:39am

The surprising reason why this guy runs two hours every day

Ronnie Goodman is not your usual runner. He trains hard every day on the streets of San Francisco for a couple of reasons. One is to raise funds for a charity called The Hospitality House, and the other, well, I will let you guys watch it to figure it out. But it's truly unexpected and a beautiful story. » 7/31/14 10:21pm 7/31/14 10:21pm

This prediction for Humanity's next 40,000 years is worth fighting for

The last two minutes of Cosmos' eleventh episode are perhaps the most inspiring in the entire series—or at least the most uplifting. The sequence gives us a glimpse of humanity in the next few thousands years—the first few minutes of the next Cosmic Calendar year*—in the most optimistic way imaginable. » 5/28/14 8:01pm 5/28/14 8:01pm

Classic Photographs Recreated With Lego Blocks Are Inspiring, Amazing

I dare say I've actually been inspired by Lego blocks this morning, and, quite possibly, these classic scenes from human history could make self-described fanatic Jesus Diaz weep—just a little. There's Jeff Widener's 1989 photograph of "The unknown rebel" at Tiananmen square; and Joe Rosenthal's 1945 photograph… » 6/08/08 1:00pm 6/08/08 1:00pm