Monthly Archives: August 2013

Glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand.

The world reacts to the crisis in Syria – The Oatmeal http://theoatmeal.com/comics/syria

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This explains everything… Now if I can just remember what it was.

A Single Protein May Help Explain Memory Loss In Old Age : NPR Age-related fumbles of memory are often feared as early signs of Alzheimer’s dementia, but recent research confirms an important difference. The underlying biology of the two sorts … Continue reading

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I heard it was actually true.

Ben Rolfe I want to start a myth that web pages are named after Larry Page, and would’ve been called “web brins” had a coin toss gone the other way… https://www.facebook.com/ben.hunter.rolfe/posts/10152168863809937

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“Most of the participants were female, as “the study was unable to recruit a sufficient number of male volunteers who played video games for less than two hours a week,” the release stated. “

Video Games Are Good For Your Brain. Really. Strategy-based video games are good for your brain. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/24/video-games-brain-starcraft-cognitive-flexibility_n_3790610.html

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U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google – CNN.com Google made headlines when it went public with the fact that Chinese hackers had penetrated some of its services, such as Gmail, in a politically motivated attempt at intelligence gathering. The news … Continue reading

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True leaders are inspirational – this guy just tossed out an idea and look what happens.

If Musk Isn’t Going To Build The Hyperloop, Someone Else Will LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk urged the public to polish sketch plans he released last week for a “Hyperloop” that would shoot capsules full of people … Continue reading

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Game on!

New drug mimics the beneficial effects of exercise A drug known as SR9009, which is currently under development at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), increases the level of metabolic activity in skeletal muscles of mice. Treated mice become lean, develop … Continue reading

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TIL there are an estimated one million feral camels roaming around Australia.

Australian feral camel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thousands of the two main species of Australian feral camels, mostly dromedaries but also some bactrian camels, were imported into Australia, mainly from India, during the 19th century for transport and construction … Continue reading

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I’m buying one the first chance I get.

Tesla Model S Achieves Best Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested | Press Releases | Tesla Motors August 19, 2013 Palo Alto, CA — Independent testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Tesla Model S … Continue reading

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TIL 25% of the world’s prisoners are in the United States. Staggering.

Here Are All Of The Nations That Incarcerate More Of Their Population Than The U.S. A lot has been reported about our nation’s prison system and its bloated population, but this is what it looks like when you take all … Continue reading

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