Believe it or not, I have a friend in Maryland who went twice. For a short visit, it's actually safe. You are probably exposed to more radiation taking a coast to coast flight.
Monday, Jun 10th 2019 (12:00am)
Hidden just beneath the surface of the ocean is a world where tiny ocean creatures must navigate a dense world of plastic soup.
Wednesday, Feb 20th 2019 (12:00am)
Have you ever sworn off waste, only to find yourself dragging the cans to the curb once more? If you find yourself backsliding, remember the three Rs you learned in fifth grade: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Then, cut out two of those Rs and focus on the middle one: Reuse. If you adopt this approach - the KeepEverything method - you'll never revert to discarding again.
Thursday, Jan 17th 2019 (12:00am)
So I saw a video the other day of a lady walking a banana, much to the surprise of passers-by. Wondering what that was all about, I dug deeper. Turns out, walking a banana is a common therapy in treating people with social anxiety, by forcing themselves into high-visibility, attention-attracting situations.
Monday, Jan 7th 2019 (12:00am)
I was discussing how confusing all of this is to us on this side of the puddle with a friend of mine up by the Irish Sea. She pointed me to this video by CGP Grey.
It's all much clearer now.
Friday, Nov 30th 2018 (12:03am)
For the first time, scientists have discovered all-female termite colonies, living and flourishing in Japan. While we know of several insect species that easily thrive without any males, this is an exciting new development in our understanding of asexual reproduction.
Tuesday, Oct 2nd 2018 (12:00am)
Yeah, you're laughing. But methane is a pretty awful greenhouse gas, far worse than CO2. By feeding seaweed to both cows and sheep, we could cut down on their belching out this crap into our atmosphere.
Wednesday, Aug 22nd 2018 (5:34pm)
The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people but it is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 2050, say researchers. Is it too late?
Friday, Aug 17th 2018 (12:32am)
Urban histories can be told in a thousand ways. The archaeological research project of the North/South metro line lends the River Amstel a voice in the historical portrayal of Amsterdam. At Damrak and Rokin in the city centre, archaeologists had a chance to physically access the riverbed, thanks to the excavations for the massive infrastructure project of the North/South metro line between 2003 and 2012. The excavations in the Amstel yielded a deluge of finds, some 700,000 in all.
Each "bird" follows a fairly simple set of rules: Each bird has a velocity, direction, and an angle and accelerates or decelerates a small percentage at a time. They will accelerate when it is going towards its destination, and decelerate when it is going away. Each one decides if it should turn left or right, or up or down, depending which way is best.
Very literally raised by wolves, the now-72-years-old Marcos finds himself stuck between two worlds, being fully accepted neither by humanity nor his wolfen brethren... and it sucks.
You, a human being who we imagine likes to drive cars, are probably aware of the signs posted that state exactly how fast you can legally drive on a given road. But how the hell do those things even get determined?
Friday, Mar 9th 2018 (12:32am)
Meet Jerry Selbee, a man with a knack for solving problems and spotting patterns and flaws. Jerry made an interesting discovery about his state's lottery and started a business playing the game for huge profit, attracting the attention of competitors and investigators alike.
So you look at some global maps and you wondered what might be the most isolated places on six continents and an ocean. You think you could probably handle the job using a protractor and a compass and a lot of scratching your head to remember your high school geometry classes.
Don't despair. There is a site on the Interwebs for that. Rejoice.
Wednesday, Jan 24th 2018 (5:15pm)
A seven-year-old school girl had a legendary holiday after pulling a giant four-foot sword from the Cornish Lake where Arthur threw Excalibur. Matilda Jones was wading through water waist-deep at Dozmary Pool when she stumbled across the blade underwater. Ironically, her father Paul Jones, 51, had recounted the story of King Arthur to Matilda and her sister Lois, four, moments before the discovery.
Tuesday, Sep 5th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: arothman
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
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