Mars needs food! Earth needs jet-packs!

What could possibly go wrong? Last year was the 50th anniversary of the ‘Starfish Prime’ nuclear test, which detonated a 1.4 megaton nuclear warhead 260 miles above the Pacific.

A similarly cunning yet misguided scheme: The Forgotten Cold War Plan That Put a Ring of Copper Around the Earth.

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel.

Hundreds die in crackdown by army in Egypt. Thank goodness they didn’t have a coup!

It’s an ill wind that blows no good: Stroke Victim Malcolm Myatt Happy to Lose Ability to Feel Sad

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss a crimes against humanity case brought against evangelical pastor Scott Lively of Massachusetts. The lawsuit alleged that Lively aided the persecution of LGBT people in Uganda over the past decade and inspired notorious anti-LGBT legislation known as the “Kill the Gays” bill.

The 150 Things the World’s Smartest People Are Afraid Of, #23: “I’ve given up asking questions. l merely float on a tsunami of acceptance of anything life throws at me… and marvel stupidly.” –Terry Gilliam

John Stuart Mill said “Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives”. Following the last election, 49% of GOP voters nationally said they thought that ACORN stole the election for President Obama, an amazing accomplishment for an organization that disbanded in 2010.  That fact hasn’t kept House Republicans from voting 12 times to block federal funding for ACORN even after the organization ceased to exist.

Hoppin’ down the bunny trail…to Hell!

Everything you know is wrong: 5 Myths About Illegal Drugs You Probably Believe

Warm up the cat-detector van! Cat DNA database created to help solve crimes. Seems that cat fur is a pretty effective tracking taggart.

What the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) experiment taught us about FOOD IN SPACE!

This week, New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft became certified to take what it calls “the world’s first practical jetpack” out for a series of manned test flights.


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