obama sure is a funny guy. i love his sense of humor. remember that time he sent a drone over a wedding in yemen and killed a dozen people. his relationship with michelle is so adorable
it’s weird how god died from choking on a peanut and falling down some stairs
Go read this. It’s really important.
Be kind to one another.
dateline: the hague. as the war crimes trial reaches its close, the defendant folds his arms indignantly. a crowd outside the building screams denunciations of the man and his crimes. elsewhere, a candlelight vigil is held by the families of his victims. finally the verdict is read: he has been found guilty of mass murder and crimes against humanity. as the man is led from the court building in handcuffs, he screams to nearby reporters: “doesn’t anyone appreciate satire anymore?!”
"I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask,
‘Mother, what was war?’”
- Eve Merriam
Researchers in the US are developing ‘organs-on-a-chip’ - an entire electronic set of human organs that can take the guesswork, and animals, out of drug testing.
“We are learning more and more that mice and rats don’t predict humans. The shortcomings of animal testing are becoming clear.”
It’s a shame it’s taken this long, but this is progress.
As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water which is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Storms thus have the potential to create Arctic swell – huge waves that could add a new and unpredictable element to the region. A University of Washington researcher made the first study of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, and detected house-sized waves during a September 2012 storm. The results were recently published in Geophysical Research Letters.
"As the Arctic is melting, it’s a pretty simple prediction that the additional open water should make waves," said lead author Jim Thomson, an oceanographer with the UW Applied Physics Laboratory.
I’ve been saying this for quite a long time.
Unforeseen (albeit accurately predicted) disruptive technologies fueled by an unwavering exponential growth curve (Moore’s Law) will lead to technological unemployment amidst a society shackled to the traditional capitalistic platform. We’re here through the processes of evolution by natural selection. And to borrow words from Peter Diamandis, we’re currently in the midst of a transition into the future via evolution by intelligent direction.
Browse my archive of Peter Diamandis posts for more on this…