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
May 3, 2008; Page R1

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Expelled Exposed

Expelled Exposed:  "Intelligent Design is just Creationism in Disguise

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

The World is Awesome

Great commercial via the Discovery Channel: I Love the World

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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:


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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Creationism with Ricky Gervais

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Earth Clock

How wicked cool is this:


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Friday, February 22, 2008

Faked China

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:
click for interactive photo


courtesy of WSJ

As published:


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
WSJ, February 22, 2008; Page A1

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