It's the birthday of John Wayne, born Marion Morrison in Winterset, Iowa, in 1907. He grew up in Southern California and earned his famous nickname, "Duke," as a child; he was never seen without his Airedale dog, Duke, and people began calling him "Little Duke." He liked the name better than Marion, and it stuck. His first … Continue reading THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT JOHN WAYNE
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/05/what-if-everybody-didnt-have-to-work-to-get-paid/393428/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits 45% OF CURRENT JOBS WILL BE REPLACED BY ROBOTS IN THE NEAR FUTURE. “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for life.” What Santens wants to know is this: “If you build a robot to fish, do all men starve, or … Continue reading What If Everybody Didn’t Have to Work to Get Paid?
No Sex Required http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/no-sex-required-body-cells-transfer-genetic-info-directly-sperm-cells-amazing A revolutionary new study reveals that the core tenet of classical genetics is patently false, and by implication: what we do in this life -- our diet, our mindset, our chemical exposures -- can directly impact the DNA and health of future generations. Study at this link. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/soma-germline-transmission-rna-mice-xenografted-human-tumour-cells-possible
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What you see is only what you see BY MALCOLM HARRIS May 21, 2015 Color perception is an ancient and active philosophical problem. It’s an instance of the wider category of sensory perception, but since the color spectrum fits on a single line (unlike, say, touch and taste), it has always been of particular interest. … Continue reading DOES COLOR EVEN EXIST?
Scientists may have found a way to eliminate antibiotic-resistant infection The Tel Aviv-based researchers, whose work was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science yesterday, used a new method of gene therapy called CRISPR to selectively slash the DNA of an antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli. http://grist.org/news/scientists-may-have-found-a-way-to-eliminate-antibiotic-resistant-infections/?utm_campaign=daily_feed&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
NASA SAYS AN ANTARCTIC ICE SHELF COULD COLLAPSE BY 2020 Interesting that with the additional CO2 in the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels, the oceans have become much more acidic, killing much of the coral reefs which harbors 25% of ocean fish. Ironically, the melting of the glaciers will help change the Ph back to … Continue reading ALMOST AS BIG AS SCOTLAND
NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR CHEAPER, SAFER WIND TURBINES http://www.wired.com/2015/05/future-wind-turbines-no-blades/?mbid=social_fb