Great top 10 list of the best conspiracy theories from 2015 by Jonathan O'Callaghan at IFLScience: In the past, we’ve had to deal with shapes on Mars that slightly resemble a recognizable object, claims that UFOs are visiting Earth, and *shudder* Moon landing deniers. This year, those conspiracy theorists really took it up a notch. … Continue reading What were the top 10 conspiracy theories from 2015?
I have had a very busy week this week and yesterday, as I was listening to a recent episode of The Deadpod while driving into the office. I just could not get this song out of my head. Without further ado, for your enjoyment, I present the Jerry Garcia Band accompanied by the Soul Train … Continue reading Happy Friday: Jerry Garcia Band with the Soul Train Dancers
My kids are at the exact right age to be subjected to the ongoing experiments to bring education into the 21st century. Two of them have each had at least one full year of using iPads daily as part of instruction, while my youngest used an Android tablet as part of her first grade experience … Continue reading The real reason iPads aren’t disrupting education more: The Textbook Mafia
From BoingBoing: Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Here's how he conducted his experiment. "I was sitting in the bathtub in 2008 when I thought of … Continue reading Tim Jenison shares a glimpse into how he replicated Vermeer’s amazing 17th century photorealistic techniques
Meteors, pieces of rock from asteroids in space, fall to Earth all the time. Sometimes, especially at night, we see what are incorrectly called shooting stars—the glow of the rock burning up as it passes through upper layers of our planet's atmosphere. After the rock cools, if there is anything left, it is then just … Continue reading Did a skydiver with a GoPro capture footage of his close-call with a meteor?