Profiling Afghanistan’s Child Brides

Makes the heart just sink. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins Introduces The Greatest Show On Earth

He says his other books have been about evolution but have assumed its truth.  This book is about the evidence for evolution: Credit to Too Many Tribbles for a great scoop. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Dustin Lance Black Arguing For A Harvey Milk Day

The screenwriter of the film Milk, Dustin Lance Black, gives an impassioned, personal, and powerful appeal for a day of recognition for Harvey Milk.  The picture he paints of growing up gay with thoughts of suicide, lacking for a role model or any other positive recognition of what he was in the culture is a bleak [Read More...]

New Tom Petty Live Anthology Coming Soon!!!

As a Tom Petty worshipper and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers bootleg collector with a couple hundred discs of his live material (and as a curator of his best material onto anthology discs for my own private use), I’m ecstatic to pass on the news of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ new anthology with 48 [Read More...]

New Work On Emotional And Bodily Influence On Perception

Thought-provoking findings: the way we initially think about the emotions of others biases our subsequent perception (and memory) of their facial expressions. So once we interpret an ambiguous or neutral look as angry or happy, we later remember and actually see it as such.    The researchers showed experimental participants still photographs of faces computer-morphed [Read More...]

Influential Iranian Imam Supports Interrogations Using Rape

The following quotes from Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, with whom Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is said to “regularly consult,”  are graphic, sickening, and devastating to anyone with a conscience.  Read at your own discretion: Asked if a confession obtained “by applying psychological, emotional and physical pressure” was “valid and considered credible according to Islam,” Mesbah-Yazdi [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Most Hilarious Cat Videos

Urlesque.com gave cats a lifetime achievement award at their “2008 Urlies” (at which they highlighted the year’s best in urls.  Here’s their retrospective honoring the recipients of the award: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Mr. Deity And The Planes

The brand new Mr. Deity is a harsh (but important) one. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

They Might Be Paleontologists

They Might Be Giants have a new DVD, Here Comes Science, which promotes science to kids.  PZ Myers got the chance to preview it and is tickled.  Here is their cute kiddie video, I Am A Paleontologist: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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