Brilliant webcomic from xkcd.
How many feet/meters above sea level are you? Trace the water you drink from rainfall to your tap. Point north. Is the soil under your feet, more clay, sand, rock or silt? From what direction do storms generally come? Name five native edible plants in your neighborhood and the season(s) they are available. Have a [...]
Spend an hour watching this (An hour???! Are you nuts? This is the net, 20-seconds chunks is the most we can comprehend). Anyway, spend an hour watching this: If you read brilliantdays.com from a news reader, you may have to click through to this article, to see the video. Or use this URL: “The Paradox [...]
This is so insane that I propably will do it just for the fun of it. Join me?
…and will not post for nine years. Actually it’s just my name that is on it’s way to Pluto. See for yourself. The New horisons website has all the info you want (and more) about the mission. In short: Our solar system contains three zones: the inner, rocky planets; the gas giant planets; and the [...]
Spencer Reiss at Wired thinks high US gas prices is good: For anyone with a fresh idea, expensive oil is as good as a subsidy – with no political strings attached. Indeed, every extra penny you pay at the pump is an incentive for some aspiring energy mogul to find another fuel. Be sure to [...]
New Scientist reports: They found that meditating actually increases the thickness of the cortex in areas involved in attention and sensory processing, such as the prefrontal cortex and the right anterior insula. “You are exercising it while you meditate, and it gets bigger,” she says.
Check if your iPodding has done any damage: Siemens has an easy online hearing test on their site. Flash required.
Washington Post: “Lack of sleep disrupts every physiologic function in the body,” said Eve Van Cauter of the University of Chicago. “We have nothing in our biology that allows us to adapt to this behavior.” One of the most respected scientists in this field is William C. Dement. If you want to read a very [...]