50 Intelligent Video Sites

October 22, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Back in June, we first posted a handy list of web sites where you will find free intelligent videos — documentaries, classic films, public television programs, university courses & lectures, interviews with big thinkers, etc. The collection has now grown to 50 sites. Below, you can find the first ten sites on the list, and you can check out the complete collection here. Feel free to share it with friends and, of course, tell us if we’re missing something valuable by using the comments section below.

Ever been in this situation?

October 22, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Study Finds Humans Still Evolving, and Quickly

October 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Human evolution has been increasing at a stunning rate since our ancestors began spreading through Europe, Asia and Africa, quickening to 100 times historical levels after agriculture became widespread, according to a study published today.
clipped from www.latimes.com

Plaster casts of skulls, from left to right, of the earliest fossil finds of humanoids to modern man

Skulls
The pace of human evolution has been increasing at a stunning rate since our
ancestors began spreading through Europe, Asia and Africa 40,000 years ago,
quickening to 100 times historical levels after agriculture became widespread,
according to a study published today.
Altogether, the recent genetic changes account for 7% of the human genome
Among the fastest-evolving genes were those related to brain development, but
the researchers aren’t sure what made them so desirable, Hawks
said.

There are other mysteries too.

“Nobody 10,000 years ago had
blue eyes,” Hawks said. “Why is it that blue-eyed people had a 5% advantage in
reproducing compared to non-blue-eyed people? I have no idea.”

Have they broken the speed of light?

October 22, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 2 Comments
if true, it would be the earth – shaking, nay universe – shaking discovery as momentous as the Theory of Relativity itself!
clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light – an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time.

According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, it would require an infinite amount of energy to propel an object at more than 186,000 miles per second.

However, Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz, say they may have breached a key tenet of that theory.

The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons – energetic packets of light – travelled “instantaneously” between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart.

Being able to travel faster than the speed of light would lead to a wide variety of bizarre consequences.

Dr Nimtz told New Scientist magazine: “For the time being, this is the only violation of special relativity that I know of.”

Follow Authors On Twitter

October 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Simple Twitter for Business by @ByronNewMedia
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There are thousands of authors on Twitter across numerous genres.  From writers focused on business to those devoted to history, hobbies, and more, here are over 70 great nonfiction authors to follow on Twitter.

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The authors featured here use Twitter (Twitter) actively, updating regularly, engaging with their followers, and providing content that is useful and interesting. It’s important to note that this list is not based on the authors’ written work or literary achievements. Additionally, we recognize that this list represents just a fraction of talented authors who tweet and welcome you to add to it by sharing your own favorite nonfiction authors on Twitter in the comments.

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Writing On The Walls, Literally

October 22, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
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Writing on the walls with white-board paint

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Tons of interesting design info.


// Make your childhood dreams come true with the chance to scribble all over the walls. While it’s not quite crayons doodling on grandma’s floral wall-paper, a new product called IdeaPaintcan fulfill some of those wishes from the preschool days. IdeaPaint turns any paintable surface into a dry-erase board with just one coat and, voila, your entire office is transformed into a giant whiteboard.

So, do you think a huge writing surface would inspire creativity in your office or would those PR folks just doodle inappropriate things?

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Futurism Features

October 22, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment

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