for National Geographic News
Published January 11, 2011
Small specks of dust found in our Milky Way galaxy are the fastest twirlers yet—spinning more than ten billion times a second, astronomers announced today.
Scientists found the tiny grains—each just 10 to 50 atoms wide—using the recently launched European...
Stanford Report, April 1, 2009
Molecules key to immune system also play role in brain
BY BRUCE GOLDMAN
Molecules assumed to be in the exclusive employ of the immune system have been caught moonlighting in the brain—with a job description apparently quite distinct from their role in immunity.
Carla Shatz, PhD, professor...
Game theory. Secrets vs freedom of speech. Hierarchy vs symmetric organization. From where we are in history (how society is organized, global power dynamics, how we think, etc), it appears that all paths (to possible futures) that average people can imagine lead to nuclear war and extinction. When? After a few more things like Wikileaks or the...
P R O F O U N D - I T E M S :
of the SOIL
Benefits of Remineralization
Provides slow, natural release of elements and trace minerals.
Increases the nutrient intake of...
Has anyone noticed the avalanche of beauty and make-up products related blogs that's been drowning the world wide web? Not just blogging platforms, but youtube also, and some other social media websites.
It simply baffles me.
There are so many girls out there who spend their days buying make-up products, using them, and writing about their...
As we see it, though, there are critical gaps in the disciplines that cities and citizens might naturally call upon to help them grasp this opportunity. As a profession, interaction design has tended to have problems thinking beyond the screen; it lacks any account of large-scale physical, spatial or social environments. Meanwhile, the fields that...
growing up my mom had a trinket in the kitchen hanging up that read "if your mind can conceive it, and your heart can believe it, then you can achieve it." This sign caught my eye on a recent visit and got me thinking so i was trying to have a conversation with a friend and i was trying to explain how i believe if i focus- in my mind i...
This is what a waterdrop dropped onto water looks like when filmed at 10,000 frames-per-second. It behaves similar to a bouncy ball, called the coalescence cascade, in that the droplet dumps about half of its water into the pool of water below, then bounces back up into the air, and repeats until...
i was listening to the radio today and heard this song and thought it would be worth sharing, i assumed not everyone here listens to the same music so if this is new to you- enjoy
The indulgence of our lives has cast a shadow on our world.
Our devotion to our appetites betrayed us all.
An apocalyptic plight.
More destruction will...
Bank of America, Amazon, MasterCard and PayPal are some of the companies that stopped doing business with Wikileaks.
While it is quite clear that this follows ‘some’ pressure from the US government I do like to point to a more principal issue here.
I believe that it is the right of every person on the planet to have access to all...
Unconsciously building our demise. With money becoming so important, and its uses so often worthless, we care only for our own survival. Dependent on a system that is designed to crash.
With money removed from the picture, we'd still have all the tools and resources that exist now. All the means to achieve things, all the people capable of...