Bill Nye the Science Guy has gone from changing the way kids look at science, to trying to change the way some adults deal with climate change. It's a campaign that begins close to home, as Rita Braver discovered: On a quiet, residential street in water-starved Los Angeles sits Nye Labs. It's the home of Bill Nye the Science Guy. And here, everything is a science project, from the composter to the solar panels to the vegetable garden (which he calls a "xeriscape," which requires about 1/20th the amount of water). Nye offered Braver some of his kale: "Everybody eats kale, and it's great, and it just grows like crazy. It's good. There's nothing better for you!" And inside, he showed her the periodic table he used on television ("The Smithsonian wants this!"). "So, this is a historic thing I'm looking at here?" "Yeah, well, I mean, if you're a Science Guy show fan, yeah!" And there are many. The 1990s show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" made him a star, all in the service of teaching … [Read more...] about Bill Nye the Science Guy: Here to change the world
Great rejoicing among the children of the land today: School cancelled three days in advance. This not only means the winter break is extended, it means the first week back is shorter. SCIENCE! Dogs poop in accordance with the invisible rays of the planet’s magnetic field. Okay then. But what did ancient dogs do? Perhaps they consulted the The Antikythera Mechanism, news about which is making the rounds today. i09: The mystery of who built the Antikythera mechanism remains. It has been linked to renowned ancient inventor Archimedes by the writings of Cicero, but this particular device was built after Archimedes' death. Still, the engraved words revealed by the new photos pinpoint the device's origin to Corinth, or possibly Corinthian colonies. Sicily was such a colony, and the Sicilian city of Syracuse was Archimedes' headquarters. The researchers theorize that the Antikythera mechanism is based on an Archimedian design, and might even have been built by a workshop carrying … [Read more...] about Did Aliens build this computer? (Hint: no)
Sure. Right. Or, look at it this way: If you were part of the alien conspiracy, how would you discredit anyone who attempted to reveal your secret plans for humanity? Simple. Reveal the plans yourself, with a few details changed. That’s the only thing that explains this. Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden revealed documents providing incontrovertible proof that an alien/extraterrestrial intelligence agenda is driving US domestic and international policy, and has been doing so since at least 1945, some media reports said. A stunning Federal Security Services (FSB) report on the nearly two million highly classified top-secret documents obtained from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) run National Security Agency-Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) by the American ex-patriot Edward Snowden states that this information is providing “incontrovertible proof” that an “alien/extraterrestrial intelligence agenda” is … [Read more...] about Snowden bombshell: aliens helped Hitler!
A guy is suing Disney / Pixar for a bazillion samoleons, claiming they stole “Cars” from some stuff he came up with in the early nineties. Hollywood Reporter says: In the latest complaint, Mandeville points to a long list of similarities among the characters in each of the works. Each has a character named "Stanley" modeled after a Model T Ford, lead characters modeled after a "James Aston-Martin" sports car, and each features broken down truck characters, doctors as authority figures, glitzy showgirl movie star females, Italians and rich business cars past their prime. Yes, brilliant unique ideas like that had to be stolen. As for the idea of talking cars, maybe these guys should join in the fun and start suing, too! Older Post Sammy Hagar was abducted by aliens Newer Post Stars spat, reconcile, world lets out its breath in relief … [Read more...] about Pixar sued by guy who says he thought of “Cars” first
Scientists have long wondered why a universe as vast as ours contains no obvious signs of life. Is it the great distances that keeps civilization apart? The shortage of perfect solar arrangements that provide warmth, tidal action, protection from cosmic radiation? Or maybe there’s plenty of life out there, and they paid one visit, tapped one guy’s brain, then looked at each other and said “You know, we can probably skip this rock.” In an interview for his new book, "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock" at mtvhive.com, Hagar lets go of what even he admits might make him "sound like a crazy person" to some readers. He and the reporter are talking about dreams he claims to have had about UFOs, and when asked whether he believed he had been abducted, Hagar answers: "I think I have." The reporter seemed surprised. "What? Really? I was kidding. You seriously believe that?" he asks. Hagar laughs and goes on to explain that a passage in the book … [Read more...] about Sammy Hagar was abducted by aliens