Category Archives: General News

Video: Gun Debate: Too Much Emotion, Not Enough Data?


Taking the emotion out of the gun debate and trying to leverage data to drive better laws.

Photo: WickedVT, Flickr

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Picture: Foggy Morning Flight


The Columbia space shuttle November 30th, 1982. Read more here.

Photo: NASA

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Rube Goldberg Machine: Creme that Egg!


Somebody on Reddit said this is a total waste of time, but I think it is pretty awesome.

Photo: chrisjtse, flickr


Picture: Samuel L. Jackson’s favorite word


I don’t have anything to add to this. SLJ is the best.


Picture: Ace Rimmer


Its cool. I know you don’t know what this is. I probably can’t explain to you why it is funny. But it is. Trust me.

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RIP Chocolate Thunder

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Darryl Dawkins, former 76er and known around the world as “Chocolate Thunder” has passed away at age 58.

According to the Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner’s office, Dawkins died this morning at a hospital. Dawkins’ family said a heart attack was the cause of death. Officials said an autopsy was scheduled for tomorrow.

Dawkins was selected No. 5 in the 1975 NBA draft by the 76ers. His “Chocolate Thunder” nickname, he often said, was given to him by legendary singer Stevie Wonder — who is blind.

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Video: Bill Maher: The Sharing Economy


Bill Maher destroys the Olsen twins, app-based labor, and the overall greed culture that is making jobs disappear. Not sure if I agree 100%, but it is an interesting perspective.

Photo: Ron Mader, Flickr


Video: If you fall into a black hole where do you go?


Bill Nye explains what a black hole is and why you would not want to be anywhere near one.

Photo: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Flickr

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Video: The physics of playing guitar


It is interesting to think of guitar and sound in terms of physics and science…

Guitar masters like Jimi Hendrix are capable of bending the physics of waves to their wills, plucking melody from inspiration and vibration. But how do wood, metal, and plastic translate into rhythm, melody, and music? Oscar Fernando Perez details the physics of playing the guitar, from first pluck to that final shredding chord.

Photo: J. Michel Carriere. Flickr

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Video: Robbie Maddison: Pipe Dream


This Robbie Maddison dude surfs a wave…on a freaking motorcycle.

Photo: Tom Reynolds, Flickr

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