Your Brain’s Abilities
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Watching the Salmon Run of the Century at the...
We were told this would be the most amazing salmon run in 100 years, but nothing prepared us for the incredible sight of British Columbia’s Adams River teeming with thousands of crimson red Sockeye salmon thrashing and heaving their way upstream. Salmon Run of The Century Millions of salmon return to their spawning beds in the Adams River each year. Fighting their way from the Pacific...
Why does Israel use checkpoints?
Because terrorists have dressed as pregnant women. Because terrorists have hidden in ambulances. Not all Palestinians are terrorists. But there’s no way to tell the difference between terrorist and peaceful Palestinian without stopping and searching people. After 9/11, the U.S. implemented more stringent security checks at airports. After the increase in suicide attacks, Israel has had to...
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Humour: sex life
A surgeon went to check on his patient after an operation. She was awake, so he examined her. “You’ll be fine” he said. She asked, “How long will it be before I am able to have a normal sex life again doctor.” The surgeon seemed to pause, which alarmed the girl. “What’s the matter doctor? I will be all right won’t I?” He replied, “Yes,...
TALKS | TEDX David MacKay: A reality check on renewables How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country’s worth. In this pragmatic talk from TEDxWarwick, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options and explains why we should pursue them anyway. As an information theorist and computer...
TALKS William Noel: Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes How do you read a two-thousand-year-old manuscript that has been erased, cut up, written on and painted over? With a powerful particle accelerator, of course! Ancient books curator William Noel tells the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from...
Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60...
From Ancient Greece to quantum mechanics, or what a Chinese room and a cat have to do with infinity. From the fine folks at the Open University comes 60-Second Adventures in Thought, a fascinating and delightfully animated series exploring six famous thought experiments. The Paradox of the Tortoise and Achilles comes from Ancient Greece and explores motion as an illusion: The Grandfather...
Kaspersky Lab and ITU Research Reveals New...
Kaspersky Lab announces the discovery of a highly sophisticated malicious program that is actively being used as a cyber weapon attacking entities in several countries. The complexity and functionality of the newly discovered malicious program exceed those of all other cyber menaces known to date. The malware was discovered by Kaspersky Lab’s experts during an investigation prompted by...
Different Sleeping Positions
Half Sit-up To achieve the half sit-up, you must begin with the intention of exercising your abs and promptly fall asleep midway through the task. This position is extremely advanced and not recommended for amateur sleepers. The Awkward Spoon The goal here is not so much for intimacy, as it is the socially uncomfortable sharing of your physical space with someone. Bonus points if your arm...
Oldie: empty seat at the Stanley Cup finals
A guy sees an empty seat at the Stanley Cup finals. He asks the guy seated next to it why, and he says, “It was my wife’s, but she died.” The guy asks, “Couldn’t you have invited a friend?” The other guy says, “They’re all at the funeral.”
The African BDS disgrace. By Debra Mankowitz
As South African case shows, BDS replaces healthy debate with totalitarian way of thinking The recent cancellation by University of KZN of the invitation to Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to South Africa Yaakov Finkelstein to freely address students and staff of smacks of racism of the worst kind. Surely, an academic institution is a place where minds should be able to hear all points of view ...
Californication. By 2 CELLOS
TALKS | IN LESS THAN 6 MINUTES Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together. Ayah Bdeir is an engineer and artist, and is the founder of littleBits...
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The Next Nuclear Disaster? →
A nuclear inspector just said that the fate Japan and much of the world depends on Fukushima’s Reactor Number 4. If this damaged structure collapses, the spread of radiation would go way beyond Japan’s borders and be truly catastrophic. Since last year’s tragic earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima, a pool of highly dangerous spent nuclear fuel is being held in reactor 4’s...
Mustafa's Space Drive: An Egyptian Student's...
Remember the name, because you might see it again: Aisha Mustafa, a 19-year-old Egyptian physics student, patented a new type of propulsion system for spacecraft that uses cutting edge quantum physics instead of thrusters. First, a little background: One of the strange quantum facts at work in Mustafa’s engine idea is that there’s no such thing as a vacuum, devoid of particles,...
TALKS Hans Rosling: Religions and babies Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others — and how does this affect global population growth? Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, he graphs data over time and across religions. With his trademark humor and sharp insight, Hans reaches a surprising conclusion on world fertility rates. In Hans...
Michael McDaniel: Cheap, effective shelter for...
TALKS | TEDX Michael McDaniel designed housing for disaster relief zones — inexpensive, easy to transport, even beautiful – but found that no one was willing to build it. Persistent and obsessed, he decided to go it alone. At TEDxAustin, McDaniel show us his Exo Reaction Housing Solution and shares how he’s dedicating his free time to working with suppliers and manufacturers to...
Oklahoma State University Wants To Patent A Steak....
Unpatented ribeye steak. Wikimedia Commons Recipes and fashion design don’t have copyright or patent protection, and yet innovation in those spaces seems to continue apace. But patent law is metastasizing so quickly in the software space that it was only a matter of time before it spread to something like Oklahoma State University’s effort to patent a steak. ...
Weird Wikipedia Article: General Butt Naked →
Joshua Milton Blahyi (born September 30, 1971), better known by his nom de guerre General Butt Naked, is a former leader for the Liberian warlord Roosevelt Johnson in the First Liberian Civil War known for his fierce, violent, and eccentric measures in the first years of the 1990s. He was originally a tribal priest, and since the war he has converted to Christianity and become a preacher.
House’s Swan Song
House (the series concludes): Season 8, Episode 22
House Season 8, Episode 22 After eight seasons, the series concludes with House treating an ailing drug addict. This leads him to sift through his life, speculate on his future and explore his personal demons. Season 8, Episode 22 - Everybody Dies 5/21/2012 Season 8, Episode 23 - Special: Swan Song 5/21/2012
The power of cool: Whatever became of Starlite? By...
Two decades ago, Maurice Ward invented a fireproof substance that outperformed all known materials. Why wouldn’t he reveal its secret? THE egg is ready. Maurice Ward makes certain of that. He hands it over to the TV producers, and the cameras start rolling. “This is no ordinary egg,” says the show’s presenter Peter McCann. Indeed, a blowtorch flame is barrelling onto...
Dump the pump: When oil will lose its lustre. By...
Oil production may fall in 10 years – not because it is running out but because electric cars will be cheaper and gasoline engines will be better PEOPLE have fretted about when the world’s oil will start to run out ever since M. King Hubbert came up with the idea of “peak oil” back in the 1950s. The American geologist, who worked for Shell, pointed out that we are destined...
Parents Put Child In Washing Machine ‘To Scare Him,’ End Up Scaring Themselves When It Suddenly Turns On According to the uploader of this laundromat security footage, the Mensa rejects in the video sought to scare their toddler by putting him inside one of the washing machines. It worked: Once the door was shut, the machine’s auto-lock system kicked in, and the child began to tumble...
George Carlin Stand-up Comedy
Entropy fan (save the planet) Pro-Life is Anti-Woman Death Penalty
Ian Fleming →
First attempt: “Scent and smoke and sweat hit the taste buds with an acid thwack at three o’clock in the morning” Second try: “Scent and smoke and sweat can suddenly combine together and hit the taste buds with an acid shock at three o’clock in the morning” Finally (and satisfied): “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in...
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Enterprise Mobility: iPhone Navigation Apps That...
The 21st century road warrior hardly resembles the post-apocalyptic anti-hero Mad Max, the fictional film character who roared across the dystopian Australian landscape in the 1981 George Miller thriller “The Road Warrior.” But there’s no argument that the demands placed on real-world road warriors are any less stressful than being chased by a roving band of marauders. After all, that’s your...
חיפה 2020 - הזמנה לסיור דמיוני-מציאותי. מאת גיא...
חיפה בשנת 2020 היא עיר מוארת. עיר בה כל הרחובות מוארים בלילות, גם ובמיוחד רחובות העיר התחתית, הנמל, הדר, חליסה, שוק תלפיות. עיר בה כל המדרגות העולות ויורדות את ההר, שופצו על-ידי העירייה, כך שכל אדם יוכל לצעוד בהן בנחת. כמובן שגם הן מוארות, בין בעמודי תאורה הנטענים סולארית במהלך היום, ובין בפסי תאורה המשתלבים בריצוף המדרגות וכך מאירים אותן מבלי להפריע בתאורת יתר לדיירי הבתים הסמוכים למדרגות. בשנת...