On September 21, actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson stood up at the UN Headquarters in New York City and delivered a powerful speech condemning the harm that gender discrimination causes to both men and women, and inviting men to become active participants in the global struggle…
If you’re of the opinion that current federal and state support for electric vehicle shoppers in the US are really just hand-outs to the already well-to-do, you might like what California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) is up to. De Leon sponsored a bill earlier this year called the Charge Ahead California Initiative (State Bill 1275) which today…
For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to a new device. A 23-year-old quadriplegic is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb.
SCIENCE IS SO FUCKING COOL
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The United States Is Experimenting With Drones To Control The Weather
For years, there have been plenty of conspiracy theories about the government building machines that control the weather, be it via cloud seeding or Nikola Tesla’s weather weapon HAARP.
Though it might sound like the type of exaggerated conversation piece reserved for 4Chan or niche forums, weather control processes are very real.
For example, during the 2008 Beijing Olympics China shot thousands of rockets into the sky that deployed silver iodide and dry ice into the clouds, sparking a storm to erupt before it could travel over the Opening Ceremonies. Pretty soon, though, the United States might be using similar methods to control the skies, but with the help of drones.
According to an article in AccuWeather, the Federal Aviation Administration picked six test sites throughout the US in December 2013 to try out drone-based cloud seeding. The goal was to make weather control operations more cost-efficient and easier than, say, blasting thousands of fuel-guzzling rockets into the troposphere. One such site was the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, Nevada, where rampant drought plagues the arid desert.
Art installation of a SPIKE BENCH CALLED, Pay & Sit - the Private Bench | Installation, 2008 http://www.fabianbrunsing.de/ http://www.bogoboo.com/bizarre-park-bench-spikes/ http://www.geekosystem.com/spike-bench/ http://velegno.net/fabian-brunsing/
We will pay for an infrastructure to take care of our garbage but we won’t entertain an infrastructure for the homeless so they aren’t on our streets to begin with.
This is not funny to me.
It is scary that I may have to interact with people that are THAT misinformed about science or that as a society we might one day be governed by people who are this misinformed.
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A panel including hip-hop artist Akala, CEO of Working With Men Shane Ryan, writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and filmmaker, theatre director and writer Topher Campbell look at the contradictory and complex ideas around Black masculinity and what tensions arise from stereotypes, colonial histories and economic power.
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