During Free Speech TV’s Fund Raising Drive over the past two weeks, I’ve ingested such a concentrated dose of greatvideos (i.e., the sort that are never aired on mainstream networks), that I’ve developed a rabid case of what Cernig over at Newshog has aptly dubbed Lying BastardFatigue. If you’re keen to experience L.B.F. for yourself, just expose your eyeballs to 9/11 Mysteries. Here’s the whole 90-minute version on YouTube. Not enough bandwidth or time? Just go to YouTube, enter “9/11 Mysteries” in their search window, and you’ll find it divided into 9 shorter segments.
It’s too bad they’re not talking about chocolate: Researchers find that cocoa improves blood flow to the brain. Some evidence suggests cocoa may also be able to prevent and treat high blood pressure and dementia.
Are you warm-hearted and trusting, or neurotic and impulsive? Swedish researchers have discovered that patterns in your iris reveal the answer.
Google co-founder Larry Page has a theory on artificial intelligence: Your DNA is about 600 megabytes compressed, making it smaller than any modern operating system like Linux or Windows, and the programming language of humans would include the workings of your brain. No word yet on whether Larry plans to change his last name to Phronkinsteen.
Gerald Edelman’s Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge (Amazon US & UK) explores the great conundrum facing neuroscientists: What is consciousness?
Last month, for a mere $82, computer scientist and electronic voting critic, Andrew Appel, managed to purchase five $5,000 Sequoia electronic voting machines over the internet from a government auction site. And now, he’s taking them apart.