michellemockus: this is a whole website full of environmentally-sound, innovative ideas for our tech-savy lifestyles. its actually amazing, probably one of my favorite things to lay my eyes on.
Complicated mechanisms explained in simple... →
Woohoo! This is some interesting stuff! Wish we’d have used animations like this in high school when explaining these things. crookedindifference: View more.
CultureLab: Best science books of 2009 →
Every year the Royal Society Prize for Science Books celebrates the best in popular science writing. The six shortlisted books announced this week represent a diverse array of subjects and styles, ranging from history to philosophy, from evolutionary biology to cosmology. With some, I believe the judges got it right, but others struck me as odd choices.
Slavoj Žižek: Wake up and smell the apocalypse (in... →
A fellow Slovenian discusses his new book ‘Living in the End Times’. A little excerpt: “And what is your take on reality? There is an old philosophical idea about God being stupid and crazy, not finishing his creation. The idea is that God (but the point is to think about this without invoking God), when he created the world, made a crucial mistake by saying, “Humans ...
Pee might power your office someday →
Botte calculates that with more efficient electrodes, hydrogen could be produced from urine at a cost of less than $1 per kilogram. She thinks the technology could be useful wherever large numbers of people congregate and enough urine can be collected to make the process worthwhile. “An office building where 200 or 300 people work could produce about 2 kilowatts of power,” she...
Live birth, evolving before our eyes - New... →
The skink is one of only three reptiles in the world that have different reproductive habits in this way. We are seeing them at a halfway stage in their evolution, and that means we can see the evolution of live-bearing in action. Skinks from the northern highlands of New South Wales give birth to live young, but those living in the coastal regions near Sydney lay eggs.
How to feel full without pigging out →
health - 26 August 2010 - New Scientist
Sumo wrestlers given iPads →
This must be one of the most bizarre things I’ve heard lately. I really wonder what they were thinking when making the decision. As if giving them ipads will make them all communicate diligently and turn into good boys. iBehavior.
Amazing setting for a house →
Quite an extraordinary house in an amazing setting. Love the nature. Love some ideas about the house. Needs a cosy factor, but hey… it would do.
Flying can be fun →
THIS IS TOO FUNNY! Flying JetBlue this morning reminded me of an email I got earlier this week about another airline. Kulula, whose name is Zulu for easily, is one of South Africa’s low-cost airlines. Check out some of their plane designs and see below for examples of crew announcements that make you want to fly…
I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe...– Friedrich Nietzsche (via kari-shma)
brian1625 asked: Survival of the Fittest is not a Darwin idea.
Does Evolution by Natural Selection bother you?
Does Evolution by Natural Selection bother you?
New microbe discovered eating oil spill in Gulf →
A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe is suddenly flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico. /…/ The research was supported by an existing grant with the Energy Biosciences Institute, a partnership led by the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Illinois that is funded by a $500 million, 10-year grant from BP. Other support came from the U.S. Department of Energy and...
Other people will suck the reality off you sometimes, make you suddenly self...– via: I wrote this for you (via kari-shma)
Scandinavian modular prefab units →
This Scandinavian prefab is pretty interesting. Its “add a room” concept allows you to start with their base unit, which is a small bedroom/living room, then add on rooms as needed. You can add a kitchen, bathroom, extra bedrooms or storage spaces.
Awesomeness Reminder Service →
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The secret life of Dr Marie Stopes →
An interesting article on a strong and brilliant woman, Doctor Marie Stopes. She was a great scientist with a remarkable ability to be successfully active in several fields at the same time. Her achievements range from evolution to coal to sex life. Her mind, character and subsequently her actions, have propelled her into a celebrity.
‘Survival of fittest’ is disputed →
t proposes that Charles Darwin may have been wrong when he argued that competition was the major driving force of evolution. He imagined a world in which organisms battled for supremacy and only the fittest survived. But new research identifies the availability of “living space”, rather than competition, as being of key importance for evolution.
Rain shower by Thomas Baker →
Don't not pay attention in class.
verymuch: “In English,” the professor said, “a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn’t a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative.” A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.” (via)
whatever you do...
A damn good reminder. crookedindifference: make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.