Today let’s listen to Episode Two of the science fiction radio comedy Cosmic Significance 2012. Are you ready to meet an android at the secret colony on Mars?
Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio – A recent study examined people’s bodily responses while watching presidential campaign ads – and discovered another way that people avoid political information that challenges their beliefs.
In the last days of the 2008 campaign, researchers had people watch a variety of actual ads for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his Democratic rival Barack Obama while the viewers’ heart rates, skin conductance and activation of facial muscles were monitored.… Read the rest
Every conspiracy theory in the book comes together in this epic-length documentary connecting the New World Order to ancient middle-eastern antecedents. Does a secret government already rule the world? Ring of Power: Empire of the City shows how it all works:
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“A marathon of an education — 4 DVDs that weave a solid quilt from history-as-we-didn’t-know-it.
Having returned from vacation in which I and my sweet man reveled in the debaucheries of our undisclosed location (NOT Rotterdam, I assure you. Many things I may be, an art thief is not among my faults), I found myself having returned to the workaday world feeling decidedly dull and in need of some cultural edification.… Read the rest
WordPress is a company that – like Google and the Worm Poop people – has reconsidered traditional business models and made a success from OpenSource software. How did they do it? Watch a video with Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of the popular open-source blogging software WordPress and writes a popular blog Photo Matt.… Read the rest
Foodie Mark Bittman’s column says we don’t really need all those chemicals to feed the world.
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IT’S becoming clear that we can grow all the food we need, and profitably, with far fewer chemicals. And I’m not talking about imposing some utopian vision of small organic farms on the world.
Anthropologist Michael Pollan studies how humans interact with the natural world, and in particular food. Noting the “Cornification of America” Pollan’s books also include The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and his latest, In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto.… Read the rest
Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auckland to perfect a tidal wave bomb. According to this New Zealand News report a series of underwater explosions triggered mini-tidal waves at Whangaparaoa in 1944 and 1945. The Weekend Herald reported
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The experiments involved laying a pattern of explosives underwater to create a tsunami.
Yours truly is vacationing – location not disclosed but I promise you it’s not Rotterdam! Sending out a quick postcard to let you know about a major art heist in The Netherlands on Tuesday. Thieves made away from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam with seven works by modern masters including Picasso, Gaugin and Monet.… Read the rest