As the old Cuban saying goes, they only call it class warfare when we fight back.
- Mayans say 2012 isn’t the end of the world as we know it. There are other inscriptions at Mayan sites for dates far beyond 2012 — including one that roughly translates into the year 4772.
- The Fall of the Maya: They did it to themselves – via deforestation.
- Computer solves Shakespeare mystery.
- 160 years on, Edgar Allen Poe finally gets the send-off he deserved, but the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death remain unsolved.
- Aristotle’s lessons. Annabel Lyon’s The Golden Mean (Amazon US) has been shortlisted for Canada’s prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize.
- 50 million years ago, the temperature of sea water around the South Pole was a tropical 30ºC (86ºF).
- Desperate octopuses try to flee ocean dead zones.
- Confirmed: Current atmospheric CO2 levels highest in 15 million years.
- In test of water on the Moon, craft hits a bullseye.
- 35 years of the world’s best microscope photography.
- Lab technique heralds age of discovery for countless new proteins.
- Little-known virus found in many with chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Common herbicides and lipid-lowering fibrate drugs block nutrient-sensing receptor in intestine and pancreas.
- Chasing toxic molecules through our bodies and around the globe. Elizabeth Grossman’s Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Chemistry is available at Amazon US & (soon) UK.
- Learning ‘sculpts’ brain connections: Spontaneous brain activity, formerly thought to be ‘white noise’, changes after a person learns a new task.
- YouTube now gets over a billion hits per day.
- The Twittersphere is fundamentally changing the way people search for jobs – and job candidates. But Twitter is experiencing growing pains.
- Q microbe may be the future of fuel. Treehugger has a rough calculation of the potential yield of this poo-power.
- Solar Decathlon: Solar homes go for high-tech and practicality.
- 92% of Americans want solar power… now!
- Mother of Columbine killer tells of horror, 10 years after massacre.
- Daniel Suelo, a 48-year-old blogger, has gone 9 years without spending money. BBC’s audio interview, Fall Equinox, 2009.
Quotes of the Day:
Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.
Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920’s, and the second richest man in Britain.