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Wow. Jesus and his Dad were some smart motherfuckers. And sneaky! Think about it, not only did they decide to shiftily share that mankind needed to constantly stroke their egos in order to gain access to heaven, they also created a physical backstory to throw off people who gravitate towards logic and reason instead of blind faith. As if the crazy bible story wasn’t hard enough to swallow on its’ own?
Check out the latest that science has to offer about the age of the universe, and how it came to be (just to throw us off track and make sure heaven isn’t overcrowded):
LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists probing the nature of antimatter have found a bit more evidence to explain why the universe is not an empty husk, although not enough to account for the billions of galaxies strewn across the cosmos.
Physicists believe that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were created in the Big Bang at the birth of the universe 13.8 billion years ago. Within one second, however, the antimatter had all but disappeared.
That vanishing act – leaving us in a universe with a surplus of matter forming the stars, the Earth and all known life – must be due to a subtle difference between matter and antimatter.
Researchers said on Wednesday they had found tiny variations in the way a type of particle decayed into matter and antimatter during collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the giant particle-smasher buried 100 meters (330 feet) underground at the foot of the Jura mountains outside Geneva.
The latest findings are the first to show that a particle known as a Bs meson has a slight preference for decaying into matter and are consistent with earlier experiments on other particles. Unfortunately, the differences are still far too small to explain the great abundance of matter around us.
“The difference that we see in the behavior of antimatter and matter only adds up to about a galaxy’s worth, not half a universe,” Tara Shears of the University of Liverpool, one of the physicists working on the experiment, said in an interview. Read more
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This is some cool shizzle. An experiment to show the difference between how we perceive ourselves versus how others do.
I know we’re supposed to be all fun and games here, but this is some sad shit. What a bummer that we don’t see ourselves for what we really are. I’m sure, besides the retardedly vain, the majority of normal people would be surprised by their own results. Share this with some girls in your life. I’m sure they’d appreciate it.
Here’s a video of a TED talk by Graham Hancock called ‘The War on Consciousness’. The talk/video has caused some heated discussion because the TED folks took the video off their site saying that the claims made in the talk are not scientifically sound. When science doesn’t have an answer, we still need dialogue like this to help the discussion along. Good shit, peep it:
*Censored TED Talk
If you’ve been paying any attention lately you’ve probably noticed that several states have, or will be, proposing blood tests to decide whether or not drivers under the influence of the sweet sweet cheebah deserve a DUI. Every proposal I’ve seen is ridiculously out of touch with the realities of whether or not the user is actually under the influence or had consumed up to days before. Here’s an official test that was done to see how stoned drivers fared in a control settings with the po-lice standing by:
Obviously a blood test for trace signs of cannabinoids is not a good method. Trace amounts can remain in the blood for much longer than the actual affects of the marijuana.
Got any arachnophobia? Here’s the perfect spot for your next vacation getaway…the congo! While you’re there you can check out this massive spider colony and really get your heart pumpin:
Creepy shit. Like the narrator said, one spider is enough. 1,500 is out of control.
When asked why he would contemplate such an undertaking at such an advanced age, he replied, “This is the youngest age I have left.”