Still from “Doctors of the Dark Side” Many Americans have called foul over the CIA torture program but up till now the US Government has steadfastly denied using interrogation techniques that were really torture.
Illustration of the Devil in the Codex Gigas, folio 270 recto I wish they would trace the number. via The Austrian Times: A Polish priest claims he has been getting hate texts – from a demon.
Gorgeous. via This Is Colossal: Right now, in almost every river in the world, some 12,000 different species of caddisfly larvae wriggle and crawl through sediment, twigs, and rocks in an attempt to build temporary aquatic cocoons.
The Library of Congress hosts a national reading and writing program (Letters about Literature) that invites students in grades 4-12 to write letters to an author – living or deceased.
The largest living organism, once considered to be the blue whale, might not be what you expect. The discovery of a giant fungus in Oregon has claimed the prize.
Uh oh… Via News.co.au: The end of the world could be starting right now — in a frozen Siberian wasteland known as Yamal.
Well I don’t see why there shouldn’t be Atheist TV, considering the proliferation of Christian and other religious television channels.
“The war on drugs was always a war against an idea. But ideas have a shelf-life, too, and this one has lost its potency,” writes Mike Jay at Aeon: When the US President Richard Nixon announced his ‘war on drugs’ in 1971, there was no need to define the enemy.
In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews legendary Mi5 whistle blower Annie Machon about her analysis of the situation in the middle east and the under reported situation in Libya.
This one is research themed and features an interview with Rick Strassman: The Nexian publishing collective is delighted to announce the release of Issue Two of The Nexian!
Picture of Harmony Korine via Creative Commons. Sorry about having two Harmony Korine posts in one day, but I couldn’t wait to share this one.
You can now send your kid to summer camp in North Korea. via Mashable: Songdowon International Children’s Camp, which has been operational for nearly 30 years, was originally intended mainly to deepen relations with friendly countries in the Communist or non-aligned world.
In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to family rights campaigner Paul Manning about his activism that started when his son was taken away from him by the family courts in the U.K.
The bones showed signs of being scraped, presumably to remove any leftover flesh. The bones were then sorted and disposed of in a bog.
Pattinson at LA premiere of The Rover. By Fahad Ali Robert Pattinson has been trying to prove that he’s more than just a sparkling vampire.
“Cinderella Castle” by Katie Rommel-Esham. Licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0-us via Wikimedia Commons. Ian Bogost’s essay at Medium analyzes the unabashed tracking of customers at Disney World, where “Dataland suggests that once data surveillance becomes transactional, it rapidly becomes exhibitionist.” He and his family have just arrived in the Magic Kingdom and been issued with their MagicBand bracelets: …Later, after deploying my MagicBand to allow entry into our hotel room, I read the My Disney Experience FAQ, which explains the operation of the MagicBand.
All of the controversy only makes me want to watch Invisible Threat more. via The Los Angeles Times: Every school day, students at Carlsbad High tune in their classroom televisions to a news show produced by its award-winning broadcast journalism program.
When you go to a dictionary to look up “dome,” you find lots of references to hemispherical structures or forms.
Another interesting discovery this week. An example of a pyx. © BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons. via Reuters: A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials said on Tuesday.
So-called Würzburger Lügensteine, fake fossils produced in the 18th century in order to deceive Professor Adam Beringer, by seeming to confirm his theories about fossil-formation.