The base food distribution and market penetration map of McDonalds locations and statistical neighborhoods.
John Rowe, CEO of Exelon, one of the largest electric utilities, and the third to quit the US Chamber of Commerce: “The carbon-based free lunch is over. But while we can’t fix our climate problems for free, the price signal sent through a cap-and-trade system will drive low-carbon investments in the most inexpensive and efficient […]
Dr. William Cornatzer, clinical professor of medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences: X-rays reveal about 60 percent of venison contains lead. Shot fragments. The discovery prompted North Dakota to warn pregnant women and children 6 and under not to eat venison killed with ammunition containing lead. “I knew […]
Troubles from residing in space is one thing, muscle & bone loss for instance. But reproducing in space might trigger very odd babies 75% of the proteins from stem cells exposed to microgravity were not found in those grown under normal gravity. “No one has really looked at the effect of microgravity at a cellular […]
“Medicare Scare-Mongering,” New York Times, 9/26/09 The New York Times decried and debunked Republican “scare-mongering” on what health insurance reform would mean for Medicare. As the Times says, for Republicans to “posture as vigilant protectors of Medicare” reeks of “cynicism and hypocrisy,” considering that they have “in the past tried to pare back Medicare.” o […]
Thinking about vector. The one variable that overwhelmingly predicted the presence of the germ was the presence of a cat. Cat owners were eight times more likely than others to have MRSA at home. Only after we treated all three members of the family were we able to get rid of the infections. “There are […]
The idea of mind and by extension of selfhood that I want to bring forth through the notion of extended self is that of a self that is located neither inside nor outside the brain/body, but is instead constantly enacted in-between brains, bodies and things and thus irreducible to any of these three elements taken […]
Chris Tobias: Underlying the carbon-cutting question are: Where will the new energy industries be located? Who will be building the wind turbines, solar panels and highly efficient light emitting diodes? The countries that cut carbon emissions fastest will have a competitive advantage. Stabilizing the earth’s climate is a complex undertaking and fraught with risk. If […]
Gary Jones, psycho-signals from the muck: Does it taste good and have a pleasing texture? How much does it cost? Is it readily available or must you jump through hoops to get it? The answer works both ways since preferences vary. Some people insist on paying large amounts for food. It’s a signaling mechanism to […]
The first of these monsters was a cloth monkey mother who, upon schedule or demand, would eject high-pressure compressed air. It would blow the [infant macaque’s] skin practically off its body. What did this baby monkey do? It simply clung tighter and tighter to the mother, because a frightened infant clings to its mother at […]
official photo of the G20 First Ladies, yo!http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/hi_res/g20_flgroup_full_LJ-0470.JPG
smashBrain 2.0 : common vs knowledge ‘The news’ itself, as a unitary entity, is no longer something we can take for granted. On the contrary: it is increasingly incoherent—’a mass of niches’. The News? The supermarket shelves have been rearranged. It happened one day without warning. tip to miner’s gold
Life is just goin’ on no matter how we slice it up.This Pittsburgh G20 pic is titled Berlusconi Can’t Help Himself.Might also be expressing he so-o-o agrees with his new friends.
penmanship: …people who are writing lies press harder on the paper and produce taller letters than those who tell the truth.
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist: There are three basic ways to talk to complete idiots. The first is to assail them with facts, truths, scientific data, the commonsensical obviousness of it all. You do this in the very reasonable expectation that it will nudge them away from the ledge of their more ridiculous and […]