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CLOSED! Join us for the BBC Future World-Changing Ideas Summit

We're super excited to be partnering with BBC Future on their upcoming World-Changing Ideas Summit on Tuesday, October 21st. We'll be selecting five people to join us for the day; let us know you're interested in attending by following the instructions below! 

It's going to be a day full of awesome:

Should robots have legal rights? Learn the answer to these questions and many others at BBC Future’s first-ever ...

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Good Eggs Pick-up at the Brainery

Great news: Brooklyn Brainery is now a pick-up spot for Good Eggs! Pick-ups will take place on Tuesdays from 3 to 6:30pm.

Check out their marketplace to see all the local, sustainable goodness available. Good Eggs is awesome (and, well, good!) and we think this is going to be a beautiful friendship.

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Where on Earth was Northern Liberties?

In 1790, the very first United States Census found that Northern Liberties was the sixth most populous city in all of the United States, weighing in with around 9,900 residents. Granted, the country was pretty small back then, but it made me wonder what caused this Northern Liberties to completely fall off the map. 

As it turns out, Northern Liberties was located in present-day Philadelphia, just north of what is now Center City. It...

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Meet the Mumbles Train

I was inspired to research railway history after checking out this very cool map of railroad growth in America the other day. One of the neatest stories I uncovered was that of the Mumbles Train, the very first fare-based passenger train in the whole wide world, which began running in 1807 in Wales.

It carried passengers from Swansea to Oystermouth, two towns only about five miles apart, but without a road between them. Originally built...

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