Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
"The strongest message can be sent by rejecting the two party system," Paul said in prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. "This can be accomplished by voting for one of the non-establishment, principled candidates."
continue reading at ap.com
Though older Americans typically have never heard of salvia, the psychoactive sage has become something of a phenomenon among the country's thrill-seeking youth. More than 5,000 YouTube videos - equal parts "Jackass" and "Up in Smoke" - document their journeys into rubber-legged incoherence. Some of the videos have been viewed half a million times.Read more about Salvia and the potential of criminalizing it here
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (seen here in May), told The Observer that people should start to help combat climate change by having one meat-free day per week then cut back further.Read more about this at www.physorg.com
Thursday, September 4, 2008
While promoting "Towelhead," Aaron Eckhart revealed the future plans for Two-Face in the new Christopher Nolan-directed Batman franchise. Do not keep reading if you are still planning on seeing "The Dark Knight." [via SuperheroHype]
So what are the plans? According to Eckhart, there aren't any. The actor has finally confirmed rumors that Two-Face actually dies at the end of the movie. "
" he said. "He ain't coming back baby!"
Eckhart was hoping for a chance to come back, but that was not to be. "I asked Chris [Nolan] that question and he goes, 'You're dead' before I could even get the question out of my mouth. 'Hey Chris, am I?' 'You're dead!' Alright, cool."
He also stated that he was never meant to return, which is why his contract is only for one film, unlike Heath Ledger's. "No, I'm not coming back. I think unfortunately, Heath [Ledger] was supposed to go on and that didn't work out."Source : Worstpreviews.com
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
When Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution through natural selection 143 years ago, the scientists of the day argued over it fiercely, but the massing evidence from paleontology, genetics, zoology, molecular biology and other fields gradually established evolution's truth beyond reasonable doubt. Today that battle has been won everywhere--except in the public imagination.
Read more about Scientific American's 15 refutations here.
I tested Google Chrome on a mid-range office PC running Windows XP. A fuller assessment can only really come from heavy daily use, and this is – inevitably – only a “beta” or test version, the same status that Google has kept Gmail in for several years. But with that in mind, here are some early impressions.
FT.com's article on the new browser here.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
"Tonight, I want to ask you, whether you are an independent, a Reagan Democrat, a Clinton Democrat, or just a plain old Democrat: This year, when you vote for president, vote for the person you believe is best for our country, not for the party you happen to belong to,"
Senator Joe Lieberman
from Yahoo! News
Monday, September 1, 2008
The ability to think abstractly that flourishes during daydreams also has important social benefits. Mostly, what we daydream about is each other, as the mind retrieves memories, contemplates "what if" scenarios, and thinks about how it should behave in the future. In this sense, the content of daydreams often resembles a soap opera, with people reflecting on social interactions both real and make-believe. We can leave behind the world as it is and start imagining the world as it might be, if only we hadn't lost our temper, or had superpowers, or were sipping a daiquiri on a Caribbean beach. It is this ability to tune out the present moment and contemplate the make-believe that separates the human mind from every other.
Read more about the recent study on daydreaming