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Notion Of Alien Megastructure Blocking Light From Distant Star Bites The Dust

Posted at November 23, 2017 7:19 by network in Uncategorized
Notion Of Alien Megastructure Blocking Light From Distant Star Bites The Dust

The star KIC 8462852 rose to fame this year when astronomers discovered that its light occasionally dimmed in a really weird way. At the time, no one explanation could describe the stars odd light curve. Several possibilities for causing this were proposed even including the potential of an alien megastructure around the star, blocking the […]

Joss Whedon: A Vote for Romney Is a Vote for the Zombie Apocalypse

Posted at November 23, 2017 2:31 by network in Uncategorized
Joss Whedon: A Vote for Romney Is a Vote for the Zombie Apocalypse

Joss Whedon, creator of such beloved shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, is urging voters to pick Mitt Romney over Barack Obama — if they want to unleash the zombie apocalypse, that is. “You know, like a lot of liberal Americans, I was excited when Barack Obama took office four years ago,” says […]

Death Valley Is Blooming

Posted at November 22, 2017 21:43 by network in Uncategorized
Death Valley Is Blooming

You can tell a lot about a place by its name. Death Valley, as its title suggests, is appropriately arid and desolate most of the time, at least. However, right now the driest and hottest place in North America is experiencing its largest explosion of floral life in 11 years, after unusually heavy autumn and […]

You Can Watch A Live Event Or Tweet About It But Not Both

Posted at November 22, 2017 7:19 by network in Uncategorized
You Can Watch A Live Event Or Tweet About It But Not Both

View this image › Getty / Mark Wilson Last night, I watched the State of the Union address in a new way: without Twitter. Wow, I’m such a saint! But not looking at my laptop was harder than it sounds. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I watched a major live event without Twitter, […]

22% Have Shared Their Vote on Social Media

Posted at November 22, 2017 2:31 by network in Uncategorized
22% Have Shared Their Vote on Social Media

Could Twitter and Facebook already provide a reliable forecast of who will win the 2012 presidential campaign? That may be more likely than we thought. More than one in five registered voters have broadcast their picks to the world via social media, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday. Not surprisingly, the youngest […]

Failure To Launch: How New Mexico Is Paying For Richard Branson’s Space Tourism Fantasy

Posted at November 21, 2017 16:55 by network in Uncategorized
Failure To Launch: How New Mexico Is Paying For Richard Branson’s Space Tourism Fantasy

One of the poorest states in the nation has invested nearly a quarter of a billion dollars and 10 years in creating a hub for Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic. Some see it as the crown jewel of a new space age while others call it a carnival for the 1 percent — […]

These Six Utopian Cities Of The Future Will Help You Re-Imagine Life On Earth

Posted at November 21, 2017 12:07 by network in Uncategorized
These Six Utopian Cities Of The Future Will Help You Re-Imagine Life On Earth

Utopia, a book by English statesman, lawyer and clergyman Thomas More (1487-1535), turns 500 years old this month. A fictional rendering of social philosophy, the book describes an exemplary society on an imaginary island in an unknown place faraway across the seas. Coined by More from the Greek ou-topos, meaning no place, or nowhere, the […]

Sergey Brin Asks Winner of Presidential Election to Leave His Political Party

Posted at November 21, 2017 2:31 by network in Uncategorized
Sergey Brin Asks Winner of Presidential Election to Leave His Political Party

No matter who wins the presidential election today, it looks like Sergey Brin will be disappointed. The Google co-founder posted to his Google+ page on Tuesday morning to explain his discouragement about election day and the state of the government in general. “I must confess, I am dreading today’s elections,” Brin wrote in the post. “Not […]

Something to keep in mind next time you’re getting your wanderlust on.

Posted at November 20, 2017 21:43 by network in Uncategorized
Something to keep in mind next time you’re getting your wanderlust on.

In August of 1983, at the height of the international humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, my father leapt onto a boat headed for the Gulf of Thailand an escape he had already attempted 10 times before. “If wed stopped, they would shoot,” my dad told my sisters and me, referring to […]

From Blood Diamonds To Dirty Gold: How To Buy Gold Less Tainted By Mercury

Posted at November 20, 2017 16:55 by network in Uncategorized
From Blood Diamonds To Dirty Gold: How To Buy Gold Less Tainted By Mercury

When a customer walks into a jewelry store, weddings or special occasions are usually front of mind. Rarely does that customer think of where the jewelry comes from, let alone its social and environmental costs. The tragedy of blood diamonds illegally traded diamonds used to fund conflicts in Africa has managed to permeate consumer consciousness […]

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