Give and Take →
Heidemarie Schwermer, a 69-year-old woman from Germany, gave up using money 15 years ago….
Others will write more eloquent words about the...
An Open Letter to Police on the Occasion of This... →
Through godsworship.tumblr.com Dear Police, upon the occasion of the eviction of Occupy Philadelphia and Occupy LA: It is not my place to say whether what you are about to do is right or wrong, and it doesn’t matter what I believe either way. You are going to evict this occupation, and all the resistance this ragtag band of sleep-deprived community organizers, volunteers, and chronically...
HIV becomes a serial killer! Of cancer. →
The HIV virus may be about to become a new weapon in the fight against cancer as initial tests have shown it can drastically minimize and even help cure the most common form of leukemia.
From the department of Whew... →
Researchers at the University of Tampere and Aalto University showed volunteer men and women photos of models in varying stages of undress. “In less than 0.2 seconds, the brain processes pictures of nude bodies more efficiently than clothed bodies,” Professor Hietanen says.
Happy Anniversary! →
40 years ago today.
Tractor Beams???? Tractor Beams! →
“That’s no moon.” ….NASA announced funding for a team of researchers to study tractor beams.
From the department of Duh..... →
Recent research suggests that heterosexual men’s (but not heterosexual women’s) cognitive performance is impaired after an interaction with someone of the opposite sex…. Boobies
The problem with going to Mars is.... →
“People come along with a fair amount of baggage: water, food, air, power supplies….”
Parenting: Arun Gandhi Reminisces →
Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non-violence, in one of his lectures at the University of Puerto Rico , shared the following story as an example of “non-violence in parenting”: “I was 16 years old and living with my parents at the institute my grandfather had founded 18 miles outside of Durban , South Africa , in the...
From the "I am soooo glad that I'm not a physics... →
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has reconfirmed the revolutionary September results of its historic experiment that detected neutrinos, a type of uncharged particle, moving faster than the speed of light…
Window on the world →
The most amazing window ever created by humankind is not on this planet, but floating in space, the most spectacular part of the International Space Station. It’s the ISS Cupola. This animation shows how it was installed.
What Level Hippie Are You? →
Me? A bit of Level 3, a bit of Level 7
Mission to Mars →
Pretending you’re on a trip to Mars is fun, as any schoolchild knows. But continuing that pretense in a cramped simulator with six other people for nearly a year and a half is decidedly not. In fact, it’s a grueling, psychologically harrowing and physically taxing challenge, but one that the crew of the Mars 500 simulator managed to complete on Friday.
The Atheist Ten Commandments: 1. The highest ideals are human intelligence,...– Penn Jillette in USA Today