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    And just like that, there’s only a few days left to support me ahead of the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

    As many of you know, I’m riding for my Dad (pictured opening the race in 2011) who has been lucky enough to receive world-class attention and care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, Canada. Right now I’m 80% of the way to my fundraising goal and I hope you’ll consider donating today!

    Ps. This Saturday and Sunday, follow along on my Ride2Conquer Cancer Blog

    Hey guys - this June, I’ll be doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer again with my family. It’s a grueling two-day ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls and an incredibly experience to undertake with thousands of cancer survivors and their friends.

    I would love your support — even a little bit can make a difference!



    Afar Depression George Steinmetz

    "In March 2011 George traveled to the Afar Depression in Ethiopia and Djibouti, bring his motorized paraglider to take aerial photographs. The area is probably the most geologically active area in the world; with one of the few permanent lave lakes and frequent earthquakes. Most of the Afar Depression (also known as the Danakil Depression) is below sea level, and it contains the lowest point in Africa, Lake Assale in Djibouti, which is 150 meters below sea level. The lake is also the second saltiest body of water on earth, even saltier than the Dead Sea. The region is home to the semi-nomadic Afari people who eke out a living with goats, camels, and harvesting salt in one of the hottest environments on earth."

    Elon Musk & Tesla Motors | To the People of New Jersey.

    Elon Musk, on the ridiculous and backhanded legislative action that recently occurred in New Jersey designed to ‘protect’ dealerships. 


    Measles has surged back in Europe, while whooping cough is has become a problem here in the U.S.

    Childhood immunization rates plummeted in parts of Europe and the U.K. after a 1998 study falsely claimed that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was linked to autism.

    That study has since been found to be fraudulent. But fears about vaccine safety have stuck around in Europe and here in the U.S.

    NPR maps the resurgence of preventable diseases due to public ignorance and lamentable misinformation about vaccines.

    Pair with Bill Gates on vaccines, animated.

    (Source: explore-blog, via sagansense)

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