“It is irresponsible to draw connections between this movement and the actions of a troubled man who took the lives of these officers and attempted to take the life of his ex-partner, before ultimately taking his own,” said Ferguson Action in a statement issued Sunday.
Photo: Horst A. Kandutsch (CC) Krampus goes mainstream, making onto the front page of the New York Times: MUNICH — Long before parents relied on the powers of Santa Claus to monitor their children’s behavior, their counterparts in Alpine villages called on a shaggy-furred, horned creature with a fistful of bound twigs to send the message that they had better watch out.
Ugh. I’ve desperately tried to write this essay without referring–for the second essay in a row–to my Sunday living habits.
Aia Fernandez (CC BY 2.0) via The Daily Beast: You’ve seen them before, in Trader Joe’s parking lots and on Eastern Seaboard freeways, in the quiet streets of Asheville and Berkeley, on the bumpers of a fleet of VWs and Volvos.
The record-breaker poses for the camera, 8,145m below the waves. Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, CC BY This article was originally published on The Conversation.
via The Imaginary Foundation: Chinese artist Jody Xiong has collaborated with 16 handicapped people — recruited via social media — in the artistic and technological realization of the ‘Mind Art’ installation.
Vinoth Chandar (CC BY 2.0) I am a ridiculous person. Now they call me a madman. That would be a promotion if it were not that I remain as ridiculous in their eyes as before.
Photo by Flickr user katesheets (CC) “After all the analysis of the normalized dysfunction of democracy in America,” writes David Masciotra at Alternet, “launched with the assumption that the political system fails to represent the will of the people, the question remains: what if it actually does represent the will of the people?
“Quantum physics says that particles can behave like waves, and vice versa. Researchers have now shown that this ‘wave-particle duality’ is simply the quantum uncertainty principle in disguise.” Credit: Timothy Yeo / CQT, National University of Singapore; CC-BY Via ScienceDaily: Here’s a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought.
Abby Martin interviews Kate Horner, Forest Campaigns Director, about the massacre of four indigenous activists in Peru for standing up for their land, and the trade of illegal logging worldwide.
The Grey Matter from Peter McCoubrey on Vimeo. An office stiff wakes up in an alley mysteriously covered in blood.
Patrick Henningsen writes at 21st Century Wire: ACTION: On Monday morning Nov. 24th, Sony employees log into their computers only to be greeted by a neon red skeleton on their monitor screens accompanied by the words, “#Hacked by #GOP,” (no, not the Republican Party), followed by lots of threats to release data and post Hollywood secrets online in text-sharing sites like PasteBin, frequented by ‘hactivists’.
From the re-mixer: “I performed John Cage’s 4’33”, treated the recording as a found object and re-mixed it in autotune.
Just in time for spies traveling home for the holidays Yahoo News/AFP reports on a new disclosure from WikiLeaks showing how CIA does it: WikiLeaks on Sunday released two CIA documents that offered tips to help spies maintain their cover while using false documents as they crossed international borders.
Allan Ajifo (CC BY 2.0) via Medical News Today: According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD) have frequent upsetting thoughts that they try to control by repeating certain rituals or behaviors.
Sarah Lazare writes at Common Dreams: For over three years, indigenous Peruvian farmworker Maxima Acuña de Chaupe has refused to allow a U.S.-based multinational corporation to turn her land into an open-pit gold mine, withstanding multiple violent eviction attempts by corporate and state agents.
James (CC BY-SA 2.0) via AlterNet: It’s a Monday morning. I’ve just locked the door to leave for work.
Eusebius@Commons (CC BY 2.0) via The New Yorker: Baalbek, Lebanon, is the site of one of the most mysterious ruins of the Roman Empire, a monumental two-thousand-year-old temple to Jupiter that sits atop three thousand-ton stone blocks.
Sorry Doc, but half of everything you know is wrong. From the Washington Post: It’s not hard to understand what makes Dr.
This post originally appeared on Morocco World News. Kenitra – “Why should we be so arrogant as to assume that we’re the first homo-sapiens to walk the earth?