Why is the Gates foundation investing in GM giant... →
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s investments in Monsanto and Cargill have come under heavy criticism. Is it time for the foundation to come clean on its visions for agriculture in developing countries?
Dictionary of Numbers
I just love it: He told me he has been interviewing potential campaign managers and other senior staffers in recent days and that he plans to raise $10 million [≈ Small hospital] by next January in hopes of discouraging other prospective candidates—such as Rep. Frank Pallone of the Jersey shore district and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver—from opposing him in the Democratic primary. ...
Dictionary of Numbers | xkcd →
A friend of mine, Glen Chiacchieri, has created a Chrome extension to help solve this problem: Dictionary of Numbers. It searches the text in your browser for quantities it understands and inserts contextual statements in brackets. It might turn the phrase “315 million people” into “315 million people [≈ the population of the United States]“.
Don't have the right gear? Make it. by Shaun of... →
Brave director criticises Disney's 'sexualised'... →
The character’s creator says Disney’s new version of her hero ‘send[s] a message that the original, realistic girl is inferior’
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The '2001: A Space Odyssey' Drinking Game | Film... →
Even though he passed away in the last century, Stanley Kubrick continues to be one of the most revered filmmakers of all time. However, it is somewhat
Road Trip Documentary! →
laughingatmynightmare: At 20 years old, Shane Burcaw is taking a trip away from his parents for the first time. We’ve been waiting to get all the details in order before announcing this, but I’m stoked to tell you that we are trying to have a full-length documentary made about the road trip that we’re taking at the end of the month! I’m going to give it to you straight: our ability to have...
Why Doctors Can't Give You LSD (But Maybe They... →
When David Nichols earned a Ph.D in medicinal chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1973 by studying
Generation Y: SpaÃ, Selbstverwirklichung und Yoga →
Eine neue Generation revolutioniert den Arbeitsmarkt. Sie wollen sich im Job nicht langweilen, ein bisschen die Welt verbessern, und das Gehalt soll auch stimmen. Die Generation Y stellt Arbeitgeber vor Herausforderungen - und kann es sich leisten.
During a lecture the Oxford linguistic philosopher J. L. Austin made the claim...– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Morgenbesser#Stories_and_quotations
Monochrome 1920s costumes →
Redditor Royally_eft’s friends dressed up as monochrome people for a 1920s theme party. The effect’s very good, especially shot against a colorful snack-aisle. Here’s the inspiration for their costumes. grayscale costumes for a ’20s party (imgur.com) Next Halloween
Being a high energy oxidizer, dioxygen difluoride reacted vigorously with...– Things I Won’t Work With: Dioxygen Difluoride. In the Pipeline:
Obama's regressive record makes Nixon look like... →
lyraeon: But I’ll be honest Overexaggerated infomercial incompetance In and of itself May just be my favorite invention ever