A few euros short….

This is a wonderful story, filled with extraordinary duplicity, intriguing manipulations, astounding figures and one of the world’s oldest and most influential monasteries. Highly recommended.
Vanity Fair has a look at the the plight of the Greek economy,
In just the past decade the wage bill of the Greek public sector has doubled, in real terms—and [...]

high score

A reasonable argument for looking at video games as being a new paradigm of learning within which the player actively enjoys acquiring new skills and how this might be used in the everyday.

A DIALOGUE WITH SARAH, AGED 3: IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT IF YOUR DAD IS A CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR, ASKING “WHY” CAN BE DANGEROUS

From The science creative quarterly,
SARAH: Daddy, were you in the shower?
DAD: Yes, I was in the shower.
SARAH: Why?
DAD: I was dirty. The shower gets me clean.
SARAH: Why?
DAD: Why does the shower get me clean?
SARAH: Yes.
DAD: Because the water washes the dirt away when I use soap.
SARAH: Why?
DAD: Why do I use soap?
SARAH: Yes.
DAD: Because the [...]

very big fucking numbers

This remarkable story from Michael Pasco at the Sydney Morning Herald takes us through some of the more amazing numbers behind the revolution of China’s economy. Its a striking account of just how much has changed in the state of world power in the last decade.
Over the past 30 years, nearly 400 million Chinese have [...]

The rally to restore sanity….

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
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Jon Stewart saves America from herself…. (From CNN)
Are you tired of the extremes dominating the debate? Angry about hyperpartisans hijacking American politics? Well, Jon Stewart has a rally for you and me.
The Rally to Restore Sanity is slated [...]

Like a bird

From The Toronto Star
A University of Toronto engineering graduate student has made aviation history, successfully flying the first ever human-powered flapping-wing aircraft continuously.
Todd Reichert, a PhD candidate at the university’s Institute of Aerospace Studies, piloted the wing-flapping aircraft, sustaining both altitude and airspeed for 19.3 seconds and covering a distance of 145 metres at an average [...]

shift return

The USBTypewriter™ is a new and groundbreaking innovation in the field of obsolescence.  Lovers of the look, feel, and quality of old fashioned manual typewriters can now use them as keyboards for any USB-capable computer, such as a PC, Mac, or even iPad!  The modification is easy to install, it involves no messy wiring, and does [...]

tag riot

Graffiti Analysis 3.0 from Evan Roth on Vimeo.
Though I can’t quite get my head around the “tagging” aesthetic, there’s no question that his software offers many possibilities for some mind blowing projections. Stick around for the interactive architecture, which is very cool.

a foolish young man

In this video, you will watch a man climb the face of a mountain at astounding speed, with no safety harness, ropes, or aids. In effect, he runs up the face of a cliff whilst terrible heavy metal music plays in the background. Is this a sensible thing to do? Turn the sound down and [...]

The poetry of food

This Portugese bilingual menu must surely have had some intelligence behind its design and not just the elegant accident of the google translation service.  Either way, it is all gold, make way for “Clams in the style of the ever fighting duck”!

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