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Today Is World Naked Gardening Day

Today is World Naked Gardening Day, but I can’t help but think that my bare feet wouldn’t feel very good pushing a shovel into the ground. […]

Dramatizing Science: The League of Extraordinary Researchers

The League of Extraordinary Researchers, from Memorial University in Canada, has released an online comic book to promote its work.

“THIS IS WHO WE ARE. A GROUP OF SEEKERS. A SOCIETY OF WOMEN AND MEN SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS. ALL WITH ONE COMMON THEME — GREAT RESEARCH WITH REAL IMPACT.

WE GO ABOUT OUR DAYS WORKING […]

America Needs Scientists…

… but not so much that it needs to encourage girls to learn about science.

The notice below, urging parents to “Stimulate boys’ interest”, is from an advertisement for microscopes, telescopes, and other scientific equipment by Edmund Scientific Co. in the March 1958 issue of Natural History.

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Circe is Serving Pork In Rhode Island

Circe Restaurant’s pork chops are a lesson in what can happen when businesses try mythological marketing without being mythologically literate. […]

Is Safe Pot The Clean Coal Of The Left?

Given that Jill Stein is a medical doctor, it’s particularly disturbing to me that she would make a blanket statement that marijuana is only unsafe because it is illegal. […]

Market Automation Leaves Travelers Hungry In LaGuardia Airport

Cotto’s automated market system doesn’t even work reliably. When I tried it this morning, the restaurant’s credit card system wasn’t initializing properly. […]

The Four Hundred Aztec Rabbits of Drunkenness

The Totochtli were the children of Mayahuel, a goddess who discovered pulque, an alcoholic drink made from a part of the agave plant. The agave itself is depicted as having 400 breasts, feeding the 400 rabbits, and Mayahuel is also depicted in this way. As a divinity of fertility, Mayahuel has the Virgin Mary beat, hands down. […]

An Index Of Witches And Herbs, Burned

– Elspeth Reoch was accused of being a witch on the grounds that she collected yarrow, in Orkney in 1616. She was killed for the crime

– Alison Pearson was burned at the stake as a witch because she knew herbal remedies. She was burned at the stake

– Sigurdur Jonsso was seized in Vigur, […]

Is There An App For Going Off The Grid?

Sometimes, what’s more important than the words in the message that a person sends is the context of their communication. That’s the case with the image you see below.

This image was downloaded from GettyImages.com, then uploaded onto Pinterest.com in order to direct people to an article on HuffingtonPost.com, sponsored by Stayfree.com with a […]

Go Volotic

The user makes loops of the sort that one might hear in the background of a video game by placing icons on a grid, and hurling balls of musical mojo at them. […]

The Real Origin Of Valentine’s Day

Whatever the twists and turns in the threads of historical connection between then and now, it’s clear that the association of February 14 with love and sex predates anyone carrying the name of Valentine. […]