Monthly Archives: February 2012

Into the Deep

The furthest that human beings have been away from home is somewhere between 356,400 km to 406,700 km. That’s the range in the Moon’s orbit, and 12 people have made it that far to walk¬† on the surface. In contrast, … Continue reading

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It’s all about the orgasm

Some claim that the issues are about women’s rights, or foetal rights, or reproductive rights. In reality, it’s all about the orgasm.

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The Scale of the Universe

From Planck’s Constant to the diameter of the universe, all in one scrollable image. Screenshots from here. via Jennifer Nickel

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Teller Talks

Teller, the silent partner of Penn Jillette can be quite articulate, especially when addressing neuroscientists. In a recent article in the Smithsonian Magazine, he discusses why magic is not easy to pick apart with machines such as MRIs and eye … Continue reading

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Cryptozoology Explained

Many lakes have their own monsters. Loch Ness has Nessie; the Okanagan has Ogopogo;¬† Wikipedia has a list from around the world. Many have claimed that these are previously unknown species, or surviving plesiosaurs, but some of us are doubters. … Continue reading

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Thale

A new movie has just opened in Norway. Thale “Thale” is a feature film based on a mythical character in Norwegian folklore called ‘HULDRA’. According to the myth a hulder is a beautiful lady living deep in the woods, and … Continue reading

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Comic Book Physics

If the Flash really existed, there would be consequences.

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George Washington Meets McDonalds

From the Sioux City Journal comes the latest story of pareidolia. Usually people see images of Jesus or Mary in trees, grilled cheese sandwiches, tacos, or doors. In Nebraska, Chicken McNuggets are turning onto George Washington, and as one woman … Continue reading

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Support Kandace Hagen

Prince Edward Island is the only province in Canada where a woman cannot get an abortion. It is not that the government won’t fund them, but they don’t support them either. The process that a woman must follow in order … Continue reading

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Right to Life vs Quality of LIfe

One of the arguments that people who support women’s right to choose to have an abortion use is that the so called “Right to Life” supporters do not care for the resulting child. A recent environmental debate in the US … Continue reading

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