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After months of student protests over exponential tuition hikes, the Government of Quebec passed a draconian emergency anti-protest law. Then this happened.
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The Scale of the Universe 2
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The Big Idea - Making Mars the New Earth
7 scientists killed by their own experiments
Around 2006, my friend created a fascinating picture of all the roots of all polynomials of degree ≤ 5 with integer coefficients ranging from -4 to 4:
What Republican Economic Policy Has Done
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PI squared is approximately the local gravitational field. Why?
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NASA Spoofs 'Gangnam Style' Video
Astronauts make cameos in a parody movie.
Chomsky on Socialism
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How a Tibetan singing bowl is making waves in physics
Video from BBC via http://thatisimpressive.com Amazing physical phenomenon. Rubbing a bowl creates lots of waves which start colliding creating weird shapes.
tibetian singing bowl, water inside
тибетская чаша эффект закипания воды ждет своего покупателя ;)
Brontë Sisters Power Dolls
By Phil Lord and Chris Miller This was a fake commercial we made in 1998 for a series of educational shorts about action figures based on historical figures....
Immortal Truth | Futility Closet
An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
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Pi Is (still) Wrong.
Please excuse the simple math and spelling errors. You shouldn't believe anything I say without double-checking even at the best of times. Go here: http://ta...
4 Qualities of Mind that Alleviate Suffering
The benefits of cultivating the four sublime mental states.
Fox News continues charting excellence
Fox News tried to show the change in the top tax rate if the Bush tax cuts expire, so they showed the rate now and what'd it be in 2013. Wow, it'll be around five times higher. Wait. No.
The father of all men is 340,000 years old
A Meteor Shower Like You've Never Seen Before
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Why Do People Want to Go to Law School?
If only every mountain biking video was shot like this
If only every mountain biking video was shot like this - Mountain biking quartet ride a patch of forest they carved out for their own pleasure. Sets the gold standard for mountain bike filmmaking. Action starts at 0:50.
My Favorite Numbers
The first one should be quite easy for everyone. After that they get harder, but they're still meant to be expository and fun, Here you can see streaming videos of my talks — and also my slides, which have links to references that fill in the deta...
amino acid basics
The rise and fall of great powers is stochastic
Culture | Cliodynamics | Long time readers know well my fascination with quantitative history. In particular, cliometrics and cliodynamics. These are fields which attempt to measure and
Mongol Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Animated GIFs of deep space objects in 3D
These animated images - created via artificial volumetric models - help convey the idea of what these space objects must really be like.
nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News
IE10 Test Drive Demo
NASA believes it has discovered the Milky Way's youngest...
Deep space missions? Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster...
Electric rocket engines known as Hall thrusters, which use a super high-velocity stream of ions to propel a spacecraft in space, have been used successfully onboard many missions for half a century. Erosion of the discharge channels walls, however, h...
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Stanford researchers discover the 'anternet'
A collaboration between a Stanford ant biologist and a computer scientist has revealed that the behavior of harvester ants as they forage for food mirrors the protocols that control traffic on the Internet.
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How Not to Be Offended
There is an ancient and well-kept secret to happiness which the Great Ones have known for centuries. They rarely talk about it, but they use it all the time, and it is fundamental to good mental health. This secret is called The Fine Art of Not Being...
The Coolest Mayor in the World
Bonneville Salt Flats at Night - 3D Panorama
11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt — HISTORY...
From the earliest recorded peace treaty to ancient board games, discover 11 surprising facts about the Gift of the Nile.
10:10 Lighter Later - Change the clocks and put an end to...
What a difference an hour makes. Lighter evenings are finally here - but we *could* have them all year round by simply shifting our clocks forward just a little bit more! By shifting an extra hour of daylight from the morning to the evening we could ...
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Фотосерия Back to the Future (Интернет-журнал...
Back to the Future - фотосерия аргентинского фотографа Ирины Вернинг (Irina Werning). Ирина очень любит старые фотографии своих друзей, и в один прекрасный день она решила сфотографировать своих приятелей в...
Randy Pausch - Wikiquote
( - ) was a Professor of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Design at in , United States and a best-selling author, who achieved worldwide fame for his speech at Carnegie Mellon University, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cance...
Far Away Places Don't Seem So Far Away Thanks to Brilliant...
Take One and Divide it By 998001 For Surprising Results
Unfortunately, a lot of calculators are going to truncate the results. However, if you manage to get a hold of one that doesn't, solving 1/998001 will generate all the three digit numbers from 000 to 999. And in order, no less. I have no idea how thi...
Chernobyl 25 Years Later >> TotallyCoolPix
Well done British Airways pilot!
Mitch Hedberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(February 24, 1968 - March 29, 2005) was an American known for his and unconventional comedic delivery. His comedy typically featured short, sometimes , mixed with absurd elements and .
The Rape of the Lock
A lunar illusion you'll flip over
Astronomy | crater | The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has a great blog where they post images from the hi-res camera onboard. I was perusing a recent image, and was a bit befuddled:
Velociraptor spider discovered in Oregon cave (pictures)...
Scouring the caves of Southwest Oregon, scientists have made the incredible discovery of a fearsome apex predator with massive, sickle claws. No, it's not the Velociraptor from Jurassic Park: it's a large spider that is so unique scientists were forc...
HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Asteroid Belts of Just the Right...
This amazing hand drawing is created by Diego Fazio ,artist from Italy.
Buddha (The Awakened One)
Lucidcafé's Profile of the Buddha
Our brains are wired so we can better hear ourselves speak,...
Like the mute button on the TV remote control, our brains filter out unwanted noise so we can focus on what we're listening to. But when it comes to following our own speech, a new brain study from UC Berkeley shows that instead of one homogenous mut...
John Green (author) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zen Stories - Global One TV: A Blog for Mystics
ZEN STORIES Obsessed Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One o…
Answering your hypothetical questions with physics, every Tuesday.
Solar Energy: Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon...
in Bb 2.0 - a collaborative music/spoken word project
play these together, some or all, start them at any time, in any order.
Two to the 100th Power: The Astonishing Answer
500px lets you create stunning professional photo portfolios, find friends, express yourself and connect with people like you.
A force which can hold a nucleus together against the enormous forces of repulsion of the protons is strong indeed. However, it is not an inverse square force like the electromagnetic force and it has a very . modeled the strong force as an in whic...
Astronaut Andre Kuipers Shares Stunning Images of Earth...
In space, 28,000 km/h, 400 km above Earth, astronaut and physician is currently on a 191-days research mission at the Latelyhe's been sharing with the world some of the most amazing views of our beloved home planet up from his perspective. Don't fee...
Brain fragments when you 'go under' › News in Science...
The unconscious brain is fragmented into tiny regions that are 'awake' but unable to talk to each other, according to a study looking at the effects of general anaesthetic.
32 Nearby Stars
Stanford researcher explores whether language is the only...
Psychologist Michael Frank enters the world of high-speed mental math and finds that
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Maurizio Bongiovanni, between reality and abstraction
Maurizio Bongiovanni (1979) is an italian artist. His work is placed right in the middle between realism and abstraction. This kind of research is mainly expressed in his birds series. In these oil on canvases streams of colors are generated from rea...
Little Boxes - Walk off the Earth
A Grim Warning from Science
One of the things that makes Sandy different from Katrina is that it's a relatively clean story. The lessons of Katrina were numerous and painful—they had to do with race, with class, with the willful incompetence of a government that had put a profe...
9 gigapixels, 84 million stars: Peer into the world's most...
What you see here is the core of the Milky Way, as seen by the European Space Agency's VISTA telescope. If you looked up at the center of the Milky Way with your naked eye, all of these stars, galaxies and nebulae would occupy a patch of space that's...
You Are What You Eat: What the Porn Industry Says About...
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I want to get off this planet!
I want to hanglide on mars. I want to dive in the oceans of Europa. I want to see the earthrise.
Erowid Experience Vaults: Vitamin C - This Vitamin Completes...
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