Posts from the ‘Science’ category

Well This is Terrifying…

Watch this CG footage from the Discovery Channel, depicting a 500 km-wide asteroid striking the Earth. Note how it peels away the Earth’s crust like you…

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There are Still Isolated Humans on Earth

You’ve probably seen these extraordinary photos, but if you haven’t, go check out this Daily Mail article: Skin painted bright red, heads partially shaved, arrows drawn…

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Habits, Creativity and Innovation

It’s not the most cogent article in the world, but there are some interesting ideas in this New York Times piece about habits: Rather than dismissing…

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Why Are So Many Italian Men Such Chotches? Is It Evolution?

When walking alone through the medina here in Essaouira, Julie occasionally gets unwanted male attention. It’s low-key and harmless, and comes with the territory. It’s not…

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Bronchioles, Trees or Coastline?

I’m agnostic. But if I wanted to find evidence of a Intelligent Designer in nature, I’d look at more images like this: I made this image…

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Why Do Beautiful People Have More Daughters?

The folks at Penguin sent me a review copy of Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters, by Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa. It’s a provocative…

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I Spotted a Desire Line

I don’t have my camera with me, and I wanted to capture this desire line I spotted in downtown Toronto. Apologies for the shaky-cam technology: From…

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Lee and Sachi Demystify CFLs

Lee and Sachi have made another great video. This one makes a very strong economic and environmental case for switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs: Click…

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