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Spring is here — The vernal equinox is on March 20th at 12:15 p.m. EDT. Here’s Vivaldi, science, myths, “spring spheres” and more.

Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand. Related: Google founder’s flying taxis secretly tested in New Zealand.

100 years later, the question remains: What happened to the USS Cyclops?

A TED video classic from 2005: How To Tie Your Shoes.

“Since sixt week j learn the Englich and j do not any progress”: While imprisoned on St Helena, Napoleon started learning English.

These Cows Wrote a Message That Could Be Seen From Space.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include Saint Patrick’s Day, some guys changing tires while driving, the linguistic evolution of “dagnabbit”, and the difficulties inherent in coastline measurement.

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