On The Right Track →
France taking a stand against child pageants and children modeling. It’s not a perfect defense against it, but it’s a damn good one. The U.S. needs to catch on. Click the title of this post to jump to the article.
Establishing mobile marine reserves →
5 Ways We Ruined the Occupy Wall Street Generation →
Columnist John Cheese has a very amusing way of talking about how our parent generation has perhaps twisted and tweaked our perception of ourselves so far as careers, family, and other aspects of “adult life”. Take a read; I think we can identify.
Wow… or uh oh. What you are watching is a tornado of plasma on the Sun’s surface; that is, a tornado the size of planet Earth moving at speeds of 300,000 mph. Find the NPR article on it here.
Constantly Righting Our Wrongs
Woah! What? Science you’ve done it again. Recent findings prove that the first primitive cells germinated in a small pond rather than the oceans. Darwin, we shoulda listened… http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-scientist-life-began-freshwater-pond.html
Grow Your own Clothes! →
Not one synthetic material in the entire life of the object. Not bad. Not bad at all.
(Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi [left] and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal [right]) Shankar Jaikishan were a Bollywood duo of composers who worked together from essentially 1950-1970 and scored over 170 Bollywood films. Major contributions to the world of Bollywood music include revolutionizing the use of string arrangements with classical Indian instruments, and successfully adopting many ideas from...
How the outhouse saved the South and what it can... →
Fascinating story of how the hookworm, an intestinal parasite, affected what was perceived to be “Southern laziness” and how it continues to affect the poor in developing countries.
Expectations: Bobby McFerrin and the Pentatonic...
Beautiful demonstration by an amazing musician. Bobby McFerrin explains the power of expectation in music, and the collective unconscious. Power of the Pentatonic Scale: Demonstration by Bobby McFerrin
Midlife Industrial Complex
“June Thomas speaks with Patricia Cohen, author of ‘In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.’” A chat about our contemporary understanding of the “prime” stage, or height of one’s life. Midlife Industrial Complex
Show me the money!
In these economically grueling times, people in the US have figured out new ways of consuming goods, and trading services. Here are a couple ways in which they have resolved their lack of nationally endowed currency. Ithaca Hours Bernard von Nothaus At what other scale could these kinds of programs exist?