Prime minister Gough Whitlam watches ACTU president Bob Hawke drink beer from a yard glass Melbourne, Australia, 1972.
via Screen Crush: I never watch ‘Halloween’ on Halloween. That’s not to say that I dislike John Carpenter’s slasher classic.
Excerpt from Richard Weber’s History of Religion and Inequality in the 21st Century (2056) via The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies: Of all the bewildering diversity of new of consumer choices on offer before the middle of the century that would have stunned people from only a generation earlier, none was perhaps as shocking as the many ways there now were to be dead.
Watch more videos on iai.tv From string theory to the multiverse, the theories of modern physics look increasingly exotic and untestable.
Ebola virus. (Photo: NIAID/Flickr) via Pacific Standard: Folks speak blithely about their guilty pleasures.
I’m regularly asked for something to eat by people on the subway or on the streets of New York City. Complying with such a request may well be illegal before long if a trend in other American cities expands.
This week I have added /r/Shinto and /r/Buddhism to the list of subreddits I follow, including /r/Christianity which I am currently banned from on Reddit for talking about psychosis as a rite of passage in mystical experiences related to sorcery.
via CleanTechnica: It hasn’t even been four full years since the first plug-in hybrid and electric cars went on sale across the globe, and in many places plug-in cars are still few and far between.
Pair this with the pseudo-flesh covered furniture and the hugging chair and you’ll officially be the coolest person on the block.
By Eric Skiff via Flickr (CC by -sa 2.0) I’m queuing this post at 10:30pm and can barely keep my eyes open.
Isaac Asimov MIT Technology Review has unearthed an old, previously unpublished essay on creativity by Isaac Asimov.
Most speculate that this was a meteor or bolide, though there are skeptics. via Mysterious Universe: So, what was it?
Yes, everywhere. riekhavoc via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA This article was originally published on The Conversation.
Satanists are nonconformists. We all know that. So when most of us think “Satanic music,” we think of Satanic death metal.
By Mr. Theklan via Flickr (CC by-sa 2.0) via The Atlantic: Through likes and comments, I’ve watched my hometown of Perry, Ohio, disappear into and come back from heroin addiction.
via Ars Technica: Ello, the notably stripped-down, ad-free social network, announced Thursday that it has taken $5.5 million in venture capital and re-incorporated as a “Public Benefit Corporation.” The company’s founders and investors also published a one-page document in which they declared: Ello must never make money from selling ads Ello must never make money from selling user data In the event that Ello is ever sold, the new owners would also have to comply by these terms So how is Ello going to make money?
By Murray Barnes via Flickr (cc by 2.0) via Live Science: Americans’ trust in the medical profession has plummeted in recent years, and lags well behind public attitudes toward doctors in many other countries, according to a new report.
By Whit Andrews via Flickr (cc by 2.0) via The Daily Beast: On a sprawling, idyllic cluster of rolling hills in an otherwise industrial section of New York City, history’s finest and most notorious have been laid to rest.
By craftivist collective via Flickr (cc by 2.0). Surprised? via The Atlantic: In 1899, Thorstein Veblen described a type of good that is more lusted after the more expensive it is (think Ferraris).
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