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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7M_9M1Ap88[/youtube] -The Smithsonian Institute held its first ever public board meeting on Monday to address questions about money mismanagement, possible admission fees, and whether it will close some of its facilities. First question from the audience: "Why..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7M_9M1Ap88-The Smithsonian Institute held its first ever public board meeting on Monday to address questions about money mismanagement, possible admission fees, and whether it will close some of its facilities. First question from the audience: "Why did you not all resign?"-Smarter water: From now on, used Brita water filters will be "collected and recycled into items such as toothbrushes, cups and cutting boards." Our first post on this controversy is here.-Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo took control of a national park in the war-ravaged country yesterday. Officials are concerned because the park houses 200 of the 700 mountain gorillas left in the world.-The last picture taken before someone's death can be beautiful and haunting. Here are 10 fascinating ones (including Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein and others).-From the GOOD Community: EJS_PMCA invites all to the "Earworms" exhibit, which incorporates elements of sculpture and installation design with musical composition. It's on view at the the Pasadena Museum of California Art until January, 8 2009.(YouTube video is footage from this weekend's Chem-e-Car Race in Philadelphia sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Cornell University's fuel cell-powered triumphed over entries from Louisiana State and Texas A&M. Via Popular Science)

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