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Plankton make up 98 percent of the biomass of ocean life

But why is that that there is only one plankton in SpongeBob? 

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9 notes | Posted Oct 17, 12 #ocean #biology #plankton #npr #facts #trivia #biomass #water #microorganism #microbiology #all things considered

Want to spend election night at NPR HQ in DC?

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be at NPR on election night? Here’s your chance to find out.

On Tuesday, November 6, NPR’s social media desk will host around two dozen of you at NPR headquarters in Washington DC. We’re looking for people from across the political spectrum – bloggers, Twitter users, Tumblrs, Redditors, etc – who plan to cover election night on their own. It’ll be a chance to hang out with fellow political geeks and NPR staff, as well as an opportunity to experience election night at NPR in person. We’ll supply the food and the wifi, too.

If you’re interested in applying, please fill out this form. We’ll make our selections over the next couple of weeks on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better.

125 notes | Posted Oct 12, 12 #npr #politics #meetup

10 percent of men are color blind.

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This is a great story! 

6 notes | Posted Oct 2, 12 #npr #trivia #facts #color #radiolab #science #health #eyes #vision #blind #Jad Abumrad #Robert Krulwich

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Having a poopy Friday? So are we! For your reading pleasure: two feces-related stories that are sure to make your afternoon… unique.

First, the prank that earned William Buckland the title of ‘Best Use of Grass Ever’ from Robert Krulwich.

Second, a years-old debate on our friend, the toilet: is squatting or sitting better for your health?

Happy Friday! — rachel

such interesting reads.

113 notes | Posted Sep 28, 12 #NPR #poop #Krulwich #Friday

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How The Poor, The Middle Class, And The Rich Spend Their Money
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR 

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How The Poor, The Middle Class, And The Rich Spend Their Money

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR 

1,447 notes | Posted Aug 5, 12 #npr #charts

Walmart handles more than 1 million customer transactions every hour, feeding databases estimated at more than 2.5 petabytes—the equivalent of 167 times the books in the Library of Congress

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6 notes | Posted Jul 23, 12 #npr #trivia #facts #walmart #data #big data #technology #privacy #business #economy #shopping #brooke gladstone #OTM #on the media #media #journalism #retail

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How much does the government spend to send a kid to public school? (Figures are for spending on students in elementary and secondary school). READ MORESource: Census Bureau Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

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How much does the government spend to send a kid to public school? (Figures are for spending on students in elementary and secondary school).

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Source: Census Bureau
Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

476 notes | Posted Jun 21, 12 #Education #npr #schools

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Chili-Lime Plantain Chips Photo Credit: Susan Russo for NPRMakes 4 servings:2 medium unripe plantains (they should be hard and green), thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (or Mexican/taco seasoning) 1/4 teaspoon salt The zest of 1 small lime Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For easy cleanup, line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place plantains in a large bowl and, using your hands, toss with oil and seasonings until coated. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove from oven and eat.Click here for more Vegetable Chip Recipes from NPR’s Kitchen Window

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Chili-Lime Plantain Chips
Photo Credit: Susan Russo for NPR

Makes 4 servings:
2 medium unripe plantains (they should be hard and green), thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (or Mexican/taco seasoning)
1/4 teaspoon salt
The zest of 1 small lime

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For easy cleanup, line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place plantains in a large bowl and, using your hands, toss with oil and seasonings until coated. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove from oven and eat.

Click here for more Vegetable Chip Recipes from NPR’s Kitchen Window

773 notes | Posted Jun 6, 12 #food #vegetable recipes #recipes #summer recipes #healthy food #npr