Did Abraham Lincoln's Bromance Alter The Course of American History?

Joshua Speed found his BFF in Abraham Lincoln. Wikimedia Commons, CC BYCharles B. Strozier, City University of New York

In the spring of 1837, a “long, gawky, ugly, shapeless man” walked into Joshua Speed’s dry goods store in Springfield, Illinois, requesting supplies for a bed. Speed said the cost would be US$17, which ended up being too pricey for the visitor, who asked instead for credit until Christmas. The 23-year-old Speed was nonetheless taken with this stranger; he “threw such charm around him” and betrayed a “perfect naturalness.” The Conversation

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Geodesic Domes Opens The Doorway To Deep Sea Fish Farming

In this episode of Upgrade, Motherboard goes to Baja California, Mexico to get a firsthand look at these free floating pods, and to get an understanding for why we need better ways to cultivate our future food sources. Whether it’s found on a plate of sushi, grilled in our backyard, or thrown on pasta, seafood is a staple for many diets around the world, and demand is growing. And as the commercial seafood industry booms, fish stocks worldwide face perilous declines.

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These Videos Display The Beautiful Expressions Of Animals Enjoying Freedom For The First Time

It doesn't matter whether you're a vegan or meat-eater, there's an invisible war which many of us have little knowledge about.  The way humanity is treating the animals which provide us with food and scientific advancement is evolving rapidly with many groups striving to free the horrible conditions in which many of these beautiful animals endure in the name of money.  

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Thriving 23-Year-Old Permaculture Food Forest in New Zealand

In the small town of Riverton at the bottom of New Zealand's South Island is Robert and Robyn Guyton's amazing 23-year-old food forest.

The two-acre property has been transformed from a neglected piece of land into a thriving ecosystem.  By using a mixture of shrubs and trees which provide a variety of functionality to the forest ecosystem, the couple utilizes vegetation that work with each other to replenish nutrients in the soil while maintaining a healthy balance of sizes for even light distribution on the forest floor.  

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U.S. Military Veterans Apologize & Unite With Native Americans At Standing Rock

The group of 2000 US military veterans that arrived at Standing Rock to form a human shield against the ongoing attacks against the Sioux Water Protectors have already vowed to take their peaceful soldiering on to Flint Michigan, where water has also been poisoned and polluted and hundreds of thousands of people have been hurt. If you haven’t seen what these men stand for, watching this video sums it up better than any ‘fake news’ propaganda.

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Ten Times Humanity's Faith Was Restored In 2016

While 2016 may have been disappointing to some, there still remains quite a few reminders of why we should never doubt humanity's endless potential for good.  Perhaps its one of our species most enduring factors when faced with tasks which may seem impossible at first.

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