Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Imagine creative ideas, execution and timing

Rube  Goldberg would be proud.

Is classroom drama stressful?

Army Physicians and Berkley researchers say that REM sleep (aka dreaming) takes the edge off painful events. If days are rough, it may be that nothing helps like a good sleep.

The fourth commenter points out a possible frustration. For people who have trouble sleeping: the harder they try to sleep, the harder it is to sleep. If this is you,

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Space Tourism

Have you ever wanted to go to space...just so you could look down at earth? Did you imagine it would look quite like this? You're welcome.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

What We Did to the Occupy Generation

My generation loves to complain about what the baby boom generation did to us (and will do to everyone else). It's all true.

But that still makes us the second most privileged generation in history. And it's not like we did much to reverse the trends. What's more, we added ruinations of our own.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Is it Science? Or is it Pseudoscience?

Matt Ridley looks at science, pseudoscience and how we tell the difference. It turns out experts are not very good at it. There is also an extended detour looking at climate change.

The speech is so good, I need to link to his book, The Rational Optimist.