Watched this TED video about flies brains and muscles and flight over lunch. Fascinating stuff.
Russia attacked from space! Scary pictures of a meteorite exploding in the sky above Russia.
Somegreybloke on The Truth, and taking the red pill. Graham does make me smile.
Some great quotes on rationality and science in this compendium at lesswrong
Good analysis of the EU vote situation from my friend theophile. Leaving would give us less power not more
I made a web-comic staring my tentacle monsters discussing the uses of #snow
What kind of witchcraft is this? Waterproof your existing phone? Burn them!
Medical trials are supposed to tell us which medicine works but it can only do that with full disclosure. #alltrials
So this exists then: Weebl doing a live show with a crowd going nuts for Badgers and Magical Treveor.
Robot band Plays The Ace Of Spades. Awesome work. Humans will be better for some time yet though.
I think I have a new theme song. Tim Minchin’s “Cheese”. If you can Camembert it.
Citizens basic income lets us reevaluate employment for a modern age
Excellent long article on atmospheric lead effecting crime-rates, explaining last century’s crime-boom.
What Facebook give to the cops if the cops ask nicely enough. Includes your ‘deleted’ data.
de Duve’s answer’s best, but the universe DOES have purpose. Mine. I personally have things i want to do with it.
Gene therapy: Add a telomerase gene to adult mice to extend healthy life by 24%. Will we defeat death? Hope so.
Long and detailed essay about the drug war, or the drug truce, they reckon. Hope so. Hope so.
These pages about an avalanche are awesome. I haven’t read a word, but they’re so beautiful. Great.
Nice Long article on Stallman’s views on software patents. He’s against, as you’d imagine. And right, of course
Delete your Instagram account by Jan 16 or you have agreed for them to sell your photos with no cashback for you.
Charlie Stross does futurism, for 2500. Sounds reasonable but these things are never *right * exactly.
Lee Hardcastle has made am awesome claymation video which is three minutes awesome alien invasion.
media lens on the BBC, not their paedo scandals but their non-reporting on Israel’s attacks on Gaza.
Whatever the secret reason that governments continue prohibition is, it seems they haven’t get Nick Clegg in on it.
Stallman wants to pass laws so developing/using software can’t be patent infringement. Yes please.
All governments are liars and murderers.
I knew that Conways Game Of Life could run itself, but didn’t know someone had actually *built* it. Awesome.
Apparently in Brighton the Xmas lights are more sweary than usual. What you reckon, faked?
Chomsky lays the Gaza strip situation our with his usual clarity, detail and accuracy. long and sad making.
Great essay on the nature of thinking and creativity and how you get machines to do that. contains no answers.
Weebl’s on form with this one. Long may YouTube keep paying him to do stuff, yay.
‘Stimulants for struggling kids in schools starved of money, not for ADHD but to boost their performance’
I’m so glad Red Dwarf is back. It was even funny too! Everyone looks old though! I’m old. Damn i’m old.
Yay! Eleizer Yudkowsky is blogging again for a little while. This should be fun 🙂
New ten minute short from the Blender Foundation. My blender movie is longer than this but less realistic.
Been Goldacre ranting to TED about the problems in publication bias in modern medicine. Important stuff.
This story has everything: Space-gods, Nazi’s, Tibetan Buddhists. Statues from outer space.
Goldacre’s new book will confuse homeopaths. He was an enemy but now he’s an ally attacking trad medicine?
This is awesome. Monkey-brain implants to enhance ability! I read the NS article on this study.
The coolest looking book I’ve seen for months. Perhaps not as engaging as Greg Egan though.
I did actually laugh out loud at one of these glossy social-media-based magazine covers. Guess which.