Day: August 21, 2006

  • Evidence of Dark Matter

    NASA – NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter: Dark matter and normal matter have been wrenched apart by the tremendous collision of two large clusters of galaxies. The discovery, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, gives direct evidence for the existence of dark matter. … These observations provide the strongest evidence yet […]

  • TV Really Is Mind-Numbing

    TV found to be a painkiller for children – Yahoo! News: Sometimes the numbing effect of TV can be helpful. Especially if you’re a kid being stuck with a needle at the hospital. Researchers confirmed the distracting power of television — something parents have long known — when they found that children watching cartoons suffered […]

  • Smalltalk

    The Smalltalk Question (Aaron Swartz’s Raw Thought): One of the minor puzzles of American life is what question to ask people at parties and suchly to get to know them. “How ya doin’?” is of course mere formality, only the most troubled would answer honestly for anything but the positive. “What do you do?” is […]