Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Randy Pausch Reflects
A Final Farewell
How Randy Pausch, a 47-year-old college professor, came to teach his family about love, courage -- and saying goodbye
By JEFFREY ZASLOW
May 3, 2008; Page R1
Friday, May 02, 2008
Expelled Exposed: "Intelligent Design is just Creationism in Disguise
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The World is Awesome
Great commercial via the Discovery Channel: I Love the World
Thursday, April 10, 2008
How Old Are You ?
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Phun with Physics
Swedish graduate student Emil Ernerfeldt created the program Phun, a 2D physics playground, and has made it free to download for non-commercial use. He demonstrates it in a zenful YouTube video, where he creates devices like cars and piston engines in seconds using simple shapes.
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Monday, March 24, 2008
All the water and air in the world
Shown on the same scale as the Earth
All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc. and all the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008
Vatican announces 7 NEW flavors of sin!
Via Indexed comes this terribly funny card:
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Creationism with Ricky Gervais
Thursday, March 06, 2008
How wicked cool is this:
Friday, February 22, 2008
Who ever would have guessed that the Chinese communist controlled media would fake a photograph?
Earlier this week, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, issued an unusual public apology for publishing a doctored photograph of Tibetan wildlife frolicking near a high-speed train.
The deception -- uncovered by Chinese Internet users who sniffed out a Photoshop scam in the award-winning picture -- has brought on a big debate about media ethics, China's troubled relationship with Tibet, and how pregnant antelope react to noise.
The antelope imbroglio began in the summer of 2006. The Chinese government was celebrating its latest engineering feat, and an enthusiastic wildlife photographer from the Daqing Evening News was camped out on the Tibetan plateau eating energy bars and waiting for antelope to pass.
Front page WSJ:
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courtesy of WSJ
courtesy of WSJ
China Eats Crow Over Faked Photo Of Rare Antelope
They Didn't Truly Run With a Train to Tibet; Xinhua Agency Recants
JANE SPENCER and JULIET YE
WSJ, February 22, 2008; Page A1