The plot sucks...

But the killings are gorgeous.

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ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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yahoonewsuk:

These are the mementos left behind at an impromptu memorial built at the site of the 2013 bombing attack on the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and injured 264 at the race’s crowded finish line.

The makeshift shrine began in the days after the April 15 attack, as visitors and residents left tributes along barricades erected by the police.

Next week, several hundred of the items, including flags, teddy bears, t-shirts and trainers, will be displayed at the city’s Copley Square until May 11, 2014.

Click here to see more pictures

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this is a story about a city. a city that was built by rebels. people not afraid to fight for their freedom. around here, winning is expected. when times get tough, we persevere. we keep moving no matter what life throws at us. this is our city, we will run.

(Source: bosstownsports)

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atxhammer:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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spartanrace:

On the eve of the Boston Marathon, we at Spartan Race, along with the country, pay tribute to all the victims and survivors of last year’s attack.
Pictured are athletes and citizens who lived through the events but won’t let tragedy grind them to a halt. This series shot by Robert X. Fogerty for Dear World captures the resilience of those affected that can’t be dampened. Please visit their site to learn more about these people’s stories. 

Boston is as strong as community as the world has. We are proud to be part of it. On Marathon Monday, we will be there. And along with the rest of the world, we will be watching a city recover as one.  

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