Another milestone whizzes past: blog post #250

Soldiers’ Stories: The ‘Rock Ape’ – an excerpt from “Strange but True Stories of the Vietnam War” by Kregg P. J. Jorgenson.

NSA recruitment drive  at the University of Wisconsin goes horribly wrong. Staff from the National Security Agency got more than they bargained for when they attempted to recruit students to their organisation earlier this week. It can be very hard to argue around the truth.

Both Venezuela and Nicaragua have come through with an asylum offers for Edward Snowden. While legislators and journalists alike have been cavalier in their condemnations of the man responsible for the NSA leaks, Snowden remains a whistleblower, not a spy.

Lots of fear, dear! “Do-it-yourself brain stimulation has scientists worried as healthy people try to make their minds work better“. Can’t have people making their brains work better, can we? Especially when you can really do it yourself?

How to Master Secret Work, an apartheid era guide from the South African Communist Party.

Thomas Edison’s Beautiful Failure: his patented single-pour concrete homes. Here’s one of the few prototypes still standing.

UNLEASH the robot weedkillers! A drone zipping over fields in Denmark can spot the tiny color variations that give away the presence of weeds amongst the crops. Logging the coordinates, it can then send a ground vehicle in to spray the densest patches, reducing the need to spray whole fields.

What do you get when you mix sharks and tornadoes? Just ask Syfy! “Imagine better!”

If Earth Were Hosting An Alien Species, This Is What It Would Look Like

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