Wow - just watch and marvel
Wow - just watch and marvel
Good general site with some interesting links
Part of a series of videos of poets reading their verse. (Originally from "In Person: 30 Poets" published by Bloodaxe"
Thanks Xtine but my doggy is so old according to this - she puts most human 73 year olds to shame.
Duh, they finally worked out kids need some risk in their lives.
Hey Daddio, are you really gone? I mean, just how hip are you? can you dig this? For all you cool cats out there, this is the Beatnik questionnaire, take it on the road man.
An interesting take on the antidepressant story, which ends with the statement that the study is "important because many of us here at ScienceBlogs like to point out that most "alternative" medicines are basically placebos masquerading as the genuine article. Lots of traditional Chinese medicines fall into that category, and yet literally billions of people turn first to powdered seahorse or tiger bones because that's what they know best. So in the interests of avoiding hypocrisy, we in the Enlightened West should be just as willing to draw attention to the failings of conventional drugs, no?
In fact, the only difference I see between bogus traditional Chinese medicine and many products of Big Pharma, is the former are often made from endangered species -" the more threatened the better. By contrast, the only "harm" associated with prescribing conventional placebos may be restricted to our collective trust in Big Pharma. Although that's hardly a bad thing."
This is the famous (infamous) paper on the ineffectiveness of anti-depressants. See todays papers for knee-jerk reactions.
An article about industry and its efforts to appear greener
'Certainly kids playing is cuter than showing a cement plant belching smoke.'
Japanese Tea Houses are among the most beautiful and serene
structures on the planet, and are usually minimalist in design and
modest in size. Kengo Kuma has built an inflatable one for the garden of the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt. According to the Museum:
"Kengo Kuma develops the traditional teahouse architecture further,
while at the same time venturing onto entirely unexplored territory
with regard to his design. In search of flexible buildings - Kuma uses
the term "weak architecture" - he has arrived at a truly ephemeral
structure with this project.
"The teahouse does not rise up from the ground as a fixed wooden construction, but unfolds as an airborne form. When a ventilation system is activated, the teahouse swells into shape like a white high-tech textile blossom. In its interior, comprising a surface of approximately twenty square metres, are nine tatami mats, an electric stove for the water kettle, a tokonoma niche and a preparation room. Integrated LED technology allows the use of the teahouse at night; the interior can be heated by way of the membrane.
The push for ever-greater well-being is facing a backlash, fueled by research on the value of sadness.
What has this cover to do with anything?
On the Road anyone? I certainly didn't imagine Sal and Dean and the rest looking like this.
A'int folk clever? - Variations on the New Yorker icon
It was a friendship that could inspire a Disney movie. Oscar the dog and his best friend, Arthur the cat, were inseparable in life.
So, when 17-year-old moggy Arthur died, Oscar was left inconsolable. Their owners, Robert and Mavis Bell, buried Arthur in the garden.
But Oscar's love for his friend would not die - and during the night, he pulled the cat from his grave, carried him inside, laid him in the basket they used to share and gently cleaned him up.
Which is one of those things that's heartwarming when an animal does it, but kind of creepy when a human does the same.
Mr Bell found the pair curled up together in the basket. He said: 'Oscar had watched me bury Arthur. They had been inseparable.'
Arthur is now buried in a secure grave in the garden at the Bells' home in Wigan and Oscar has a new playmate kitten called Limpet.
'He's already very protective of her,' Mrs Bell said.