Hillary Clinton says that the U.S. is taking “aggressive steps” to hold...– Jeremy Scahill Glenn Greenwald is keeping a running list of all the lives lost from the WikiLeaks disclosures here. So far: 0. Related must read: Simon Jenkins on why journalists should defend Wikileaks. (via kateoplis)
Amazing Discovery of the Day: Google Translate... →
Awesome! Click “Listen”. via noyoushutup: thedailywhat: Click “listen.” [thanks simone!] straight out of Google Labs?!
Serious TSA Backscatter X-ray Machines Safety... →
(via @bradyjfrey) Some excerpts: Last spring, a group of scientists at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) including John Sedat Ph.D., David Agard Ph.D., Robert Stroud, Ph.D. and Marc Shuman, M.D. sent a letter of concern to the TSA regarding the implementation of their ‘Advanced Imaging Technology’, or body scanners as a routine method of security screening in US...
Mild Brain Shock Stimulates Math Skills →
Stimulating the brain with a weak current of electricity can enhance a person’s math skills for up to six months without influencing other mental functions, new research finds.
Toy Story 3: A Critical Analysis
At the beginning of Toy Story 3 we see a bunch of toys that are no longer wanted or needed because Andy is grown and is about to leave for college. These are a metaphor for Andy’s parents. They were once beloved; but now they’re no longer wanted or needed by him. Andy has a choice between throwing them out (forgetting about his parents altogether), or putting them in the attic...
So sad: Fox news reports Onion story about Obama... →
Once they realized it was a joke, the Fox news site pulled the article and all user comments, without even a retraction.
Hero Parents Save Baby From Car Thief →
As thief drove off, mom smashed window with her elbow, and dad climbed in the moving car’s window.
I feel that we are all philosophers, and that those who describe themselves as a...– Kevin Warwick
Perhaps the most troubling experiment in recent history is the dolphin-intelligence study conducted by neuroscientist John C. Lilly in 1958. While working at the Communication Research Institute, a state-of-the-art laboratory in the Virgin Islands, Lilly wanted to find out if dolphins could talk to people. At the time, the dominant theory of human language development posited that children learn...
The Deranged Pseudo-Conservative Mind
Texas is considering dropping out of the Federal Medicaid program (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/us/politics/07ttmedicaid.html?_r=2&ref=politics). I see this more as a political move than anything else - something political conservatives can stand for in a time when they have nothing really to stand for except “Back to Bush” or “Down with Obama.” It makes for a nice...
Chewing Gum Artist →
This is great. This guy finds old chewing gum stuck to the sidewalk and paints pictures on them! LOL
The problem with the Transportation Security Administration is that it is both the regulator and the operator of airport security. In other words, it is required to regulate itself, which cannot work. The decision to use body scanners is one result of this flawed approach. The fact is, such scanners do not provide more protection and they are invasive. Israel has a completely different security...