many of the things wrong with the world can be summed up in this comment
how do people still find this joke funny?
Sandwich jokes are a product of men feeling intimidated by women who are smarter, stronger, or more successful than they are.
Not entirely applicable but to some extent Lewis’s Law come into effect here. “[T]he comments on any article about feminism justify feminism.” Helen Lewis (@helenlewis)
Researchers may have found a way to make efficient, low-cost solar paint, which would be an industry breakthrough.
Seismologists are worried this volcano is about to blow, which could create major travel problems.
The report claims the eruption could strand 10 million travelers.
In case you missed it: “America’s Dirty Secret: Coal Ash.” It’s a short documentary that touches on just a couple of the coal-ash stories across America.
As you probably know by know, Coal Ash Chronicles has been collecting coal ash stories from all sides of the issue for years. We’re in post-production on a feature-length documentary that dives in much deeper and shines a light on more aspects of the issue, including the “beneficial reuse” of coal ash.
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Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement.
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed a multi-functional nanomaterial that can purify water and produce clean energy.
"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news. Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.
So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.
Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer. It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired. These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.
Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”
Ebola Brings Drugs Made in Tobacco into Spotlight
It’s an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: the drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories.
Using plants this way — sometimes called “pharming” — can produce complex and valuable proteins for medicines. That approach, studied for about 20 years, hasn’t caught on widely in the pharmaceutical industry. But some companies and academic labs are pursuing it to create medicines and vaccines against such targets as HIV, cancer, the deadly Marburg virus and norovirus, known for causing outbreaks of stomach bug on cruise ships, as well as Ebola.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/ebola-brings-drugs-made-tobacco-spotlight