Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project, which invented the atomic bomb, stands before a War Department map in August 1945, the month his bombs destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
viernes, 31 de julio de 2009
The projected image changed the face of human entertainment, with moving pictures fooling our brains and transporting us to other worlds.
As technologies have evolved, so have the artistic ambitious around them, and while we generally think of technology as trending towards reductions in size, these mapping examples show us how to live large.
How Many Springfield's Are Missing From This Map?
A recent court case in San Diego has revealed some California police officers are basing their sworn court testimony in medical marijuana cases on badly outdated, legally inaccurate information.
jueves, 30 de julio de 2009
Meet a group of Seattle dwellers who believe in "ethical nonmonogamy," or engaging in loving, intimate relationships with more than one person - based upon the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.
Anyone with a spare million and a desire to name a mountain after themselves should look elsewhere, warn campaigners who are opposed to today's planned sale of a landmark of the South African coastline.
More and more bugs, including some truly nasty bacteria, become impervious to the effects of our best drugs.
Acne and some STDs arent clearing up the way they once did. What can YOU do?
It is amazing how many creative artworks exist and we are totally unaware.
Mona Lisa, a famous portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century, is probably the richest in replicas and reproductions all over the world. This post lists the most creative ones " those depicted not on paper.
Apparently even cool kids are fanboys of something or other -- be it Mad Men or Sex and the City -- even if they haven't watched the Comic-Con trailers we've been watching for the last week.
Once again, Diggers are ahead of the curve...
miércoles, 29 de julio de 2009
Motor neurone sufferer Sarah Ezekiel explains why a banned advert in which she appears must have a wider audience.
Vodka is one of the most varied spirit as far as its possible flavors are concerned.
The choice of vodka infusions is almost infinite and stretches as far as your imagination. You can choose between either fresh fruit, or more alternative ingredients. Let's try to list both traditional and extra-ordinary ingredients that can be infused with vodka
These images may just look like cute cheesecake today, but this vivacious photo essay shows a youthful Hugh Hefner and his team of lady bunnies scandalizing America and Europe: Thusly putting the "swinging sixties" into motion.
The Playboy bunnies are shown here doing everyday "normal things" like playing soccer and recording their own music album.
Thousands of people make their living scurrying from one clinical drug trial to the next; are they risking our health as well as their own? These 'volunteers' get paid up to $300 per day in the US or around 150 per day in the UK, many sign up for one trial after another, and consider themselves fully employed, upsetting bioethicists...
The sea is no discerning art critic, for once the San Francisco artist finishes his staggering artwork, the waves come in to wipe the slate clean.
martes, 28 de julio de 2009
A man shows the scar from the removal of a kidney as he sits outside his house in the shantytown of Baseco in Manila.
According to scientific research, women are gradually becoming more attractive in an evolutionary "beauty race." Beautiful women have more children, while ugly people have trouble mating. Big surprise.
Irony at it's finest.
Currently browsing 25 Various Styles of The Wizard of Oz Illustrations for your design inspiration
This list is not long in numbers but I promise you that when you start browsing them in details it will surely refresh you.
These are the wonder creations of photographers who use their creativity with a different angle and approach to get the result that makes a difference.
lunes, 27 de julio de 2009
sábado, 25 de julio de 2009
Blue Cross of California encouraged employees through performance evaluations to cancel the health insurance policies of those diagnosed with leukemia, breast cancer and 1,400 other serious illnesses.
It was inevitable, wasn't it? Given contemporary theatre's burgeoning love affair with the "rapid response play", and despite Michael Jackson dying long after the Fringe entry deadline, you couldn't help feeling someone was bound to do a Michael Jackson show in Edinburgh this year.
Xenical - As a way to get thin, Xenical has some drawbacks.
Fat that isnt absorbed has to go somewhere, and Xenical takers find out in a hurry just where. The oily fat that is not absorbed in your gut can slide right out of you. (Doctors advise keeping an extra pair of pants handy in the event of calamitously embarrassing accidents.)
Burn a CD of these songs - all of which are made of pure, unadulterated sex - and leave the lights on.
In 1982, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court.
These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Pacific Northwest underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, & if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A Team
viernes, 24 de julio de 2009
When it comes to eating out, America has no shortage of unhealthy options.
While many of the artery-clogging, calorie-packing, and waist-expanding choices are obvious, other fast food items are deceptively deleterious. And although some can be enjoyed on occasion, most you're better off avoiding - for good.
At Bangkok's main airport, cops are accusing international visitors of shoplifting from the airport stores and then extorting money from them to drop the charges.
Sometimes a "friendly translator" will help the desperate travelers, and then charge exorbitant fees for his services.
Unfortunately the percentage of men who actually get laid vs the percentage of men who want to get laid is extremely low.
Sky Burial follows the ritual of "jha-tor" the giving of alms to birds in a northern Tibetan monastery - where the bodies of the dead are offered to the vultures as a final act of kindness to living beings.
jueves, 23 de julio de 2009
Put down that e-cigar, Mark! The FDA has ruled that electronic cigarettes, cigars, and similar devices contain known carcinogens and slammed them for being marketed to younger age groups.
No, "over salting" isn't code for anything nasty.
The 20-year-old McDonald's worker literally spilled salt on the hamburger meat that was used to make a "Big 'N Tasty" that was served to a Georgia police officer. The police officer says the burger made him sick"and Kendra Bull, 20, spent a night in jail because of it.
The real-life Invisible Man, an artist with the ability to disappear.
There are some things in this world that will never be forgotten, this week's 40th anniversary of the Moon landing for one, but here are some things that are on their way out
It's a single, steady picture of a huge fish tank at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan, shot with a Canon 5D Mark II. People love these fish.
Since Rawlinson posted the video on YouTube and Vimeo last week, it has been played more than 730,000 times. "Shot by: http://jonrawlinson.com"
miércoles, 22 de julio de 2009
This awe-inspiring photograph captures the majesty of Mount Everest as you've never seen it before - from more than a mile above.
The spectacular panorama shows the breathtaking landscape of the Himalayas from six miles above sea level. It was shot by an intrepid British photographer wearing breathing apparatus in -56C temperatures 36,000 feet up.
Southern California will soon be getting a much needed infrastructure update in the form of Orange Countys recently unveiled Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
A study published in this month's issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease suggests that the nitrites and nitrates in hot dogs, other cured and processed meats, and even root vegetables due to commercial fertilizer use could be linked to increased mortality from age related diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Here are 19 of the most daring and extreme human feats ever completed.
No cancer is good, but pancreatic cancer is one of the worst kinds you can get.
The 5-year survival rate is about 5%. So it's major news that this new drug, given in combination with the standard pancreatic cancer drug, almost doubled the life expectancy of those who received it.
martes, 21 de julio de 2009
A tiny glass telescope about the size of a garden pea could hold the answer to patients suffering from an otherwise untreatable type of eye disease.
Developed by US health tech firm VisionCare, the Implantable Miniature Telescope could help in the fight against
In Las Vegas, the biggest desert city in the U.S., and still one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation, the local water utility is offering cash incentives to replace water-sucking lawns with drought-resistant landscapes.
An ode to National Public Radio.
An estimated 10,000 people who ate at a McDonald's in Milan (MY'-luhn) are being urged to get preventive treatment.
At least 20 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed.
There are four crucial decisions every NASCAR driver must make.
The answer is the same every time. Luckily, NASCAR manages to keep the races exciting by treating safety systems the way a child treats green vegetables.
lunes, 20 de julio de 2009
The Exploding Internet (Pic)
FROM flea infestations to homeless people and putrid toilets, travellers have revealed the top 10 worst airports to sleep in.
While Pariss Charles de Gualle was voted the worst airport to sleep in, airports in Europe, the US and India were also mentioned.
domingo, 19 de julio de 2009
There are more than 30 countries where food emergencies persist.
This is a look at why those countries are in trouble.
The list below ranks the 10 U.S. metropolitan areas"defined as counties or groups of counties with a population of 10,000 or more"with the highest rates of heavy drinking.
A second list identifies the 10 metro areas with the lowest rates.
sábado, 18 de julio de 2009
It looks as if Honda will be pushing deeper into small-hybrid territory with two new models, the CR-Z and the Fit Hybrid, bringing the number of small, cutesy, Honda hybrids to four.
Next year there will be 39 million Americans aged 65 years or older.
And that number will jump to 69 million by 2030, which means more older drivers. What is responsible for this increase in older drivers?
Amazon removed purchased e-books from Kindles when a publisher had second thoughts about online distribution.
Social robots are being used on an experimental basis already to teach various skills to preschool children, including the names of colors, new vocabulary words and simple songs.
While one would assume that these big companies don't make a single move that isn't pre-approved by a focus group, the truly bizarre offerings at some of the world's most recognizable chains might suggest otherwise.
From chicken that bends in a way you never thought possible to desserts you want to drown in, these are some strange concoctions.
viernes, 17 de julio de 2009
New U.K. calculations suggest that, in the worst-case scenario, 63,000 people could die after contracting the A/H1N1 swine flu virus in the first wave of the pandemic.
One of the world's most iconic skyscrapers has long tempted Chicago visitors to squint, crane their necks and try to see the tip of the country's tallest building.
But starting Thursday, Sears Tower will be gone.
MySpace hasnt had a good year.
Its been slowly dropping in traffic like a ship unwittingly taking on water, ousted the MySpace founders, hired a new CEO, and most recently, slashed 30% of its workforce. Dark times, indeed.
jueves, 16 de julio de 2009
Documentary filmmakers spend a week with some of the magicians, comedians, comed- iennes, ectothermic strippers, rowdy teens, rowdy lesbians, and erotic jaguar men who call the Las Vegas of North England home.
You often hear people say that when Armageddon comes, the only survivors left will be cockroaches and Cher.
Well, you might want to add McDonald's to the survivors list too...
Through mid-June, a period when imported beer sales dropped 11%, sales of Dos Equis rose more than 17%, moving the brand into eighth place among imports. "There's never really been an import brand that's been built so clearly through advertising," said Benj Steinman, publisher of Beer Marketer's Insights.
They've got Hot Beef Sundaes, Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwiches and much more!
There is plenty of summer vacation season left on the calendar, and boredom may already be settling in around the house.
So what are some fun, geeky places to take your geeklets? Even better, what are some fun, geeky places that kids and adults will all enjoy?
miércoles, 15 de julio de 2009
#5 -- Find out who will actually be doing the work on your project by requesting a list of your sub-contractors.
If theres an apprentice, who will be supervising him to be sure the work is done correctly?
The efforts at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, sanctioned by Guinness World Records, beat the previous record of 533 set by a group of U.S. drummers in 2006. The record attempt was organized to increase awareness of multiple sclerosis and succeeded in raising 20,000 for charity.
Saying the new H1N1 virus is ''unstoppable'', the World Health Organization gave drug makers a full go-ahead to manufacture vaccines against the pandemic influenza strain on Monday and...
Let me put it this way -- the ninja cookie is only #4 on this list.
"I beg everyone who reads this and clicks onto the link to send it on to everyone you know.
Send it to your congressmen, your governors, your legislatures, the White House. Get an email chain going--put the link up on yard signs or billboards. Put it on bumper stickers. Stencil it on tee-shirts or tattoo it onto your forehead. Whatever it takes."
Ford Motor Co. and researchers at the University of Liverpool are developing a car ignition system that swaps spark plugs for a laser beam to start vehicles while generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Ford plans to install the laser ignitions in a small range of vehicles before expanding the laser ignitions on a larger scale.
Peanut butter burgers, tamale burgers, Frito pie burgers, summer sausage burgers...
Heart attacks one and all.
martes, 14 de julio de 2009
These are among the defining moments of the past year, captured"with expertise, daring, and some degree of luck"by the best photographers in the world.,
lunes, 13 de julio de 2009
Kimberly Spencer's 9-year-old son went to Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center last month for what was supposed to be a routine surgery.
The rambunctious child stuck a BB in his ear and doctors had to op | Comcast.net.
domingo, 12 de julio de 2009
Chernobyls tragic secrets are open to anyone.
Just watch out for the wild boar and wolves... ...and the radiation.
Summers in Phoenix can be long and lethal for those who can't escape the heat.
Those who live in it say the heat makes them irritable, disoriented and unable to eat. Even at night, the temperature can hover in the lower 90s.
sábado, 11 de julio de 2009
An origami artist from Japan, Wataru Ito, has spent four years crafting an incredible model city from paper - but now plans to burn it down.
When a recent manufacturing problem threatened a potential Cerezyme shortage, Genzyme's response seemed to confirm some critics' long-held suspicions that the company may be encouraging inflated dosage -- and therefore higher sales -- of its drug, which costs patients hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
Gather the family 'round the grill this weekend and lift your wienies high to the sky in tribute to Oscar Mayer.
He died Monday, age 95. Mayer's death in a Wisconsin nursing home got us thinking about other the other famous food "names" out there. Were they, like Mayer, real people and are they still living? Here's the score.
Were all familiar with the War on Drugs but what about drugs in war? Drug use in wartime is a topic rarely covered by mainstream media but each war has a distinct underlying drug culture attached to it.
Whats interesting is that no army in recent history has ever successfully been able to curb drug use among their ranks.
viernes, 10 de julio de 2009
Sightseeing is so much more fun when you can eat while youre doing it.
So in order to save you some time, and make sure you never have to stare at another car park while you enjoy your dinner, heres our guide to the worlds most scenic dining experiences.
SUVs may actually be good for something after all...Saving the lives of millions of newborns! With the help of recycled auto parts, such as the Toyota 4x4, junk becomes a precious resource.
And at about $1500.00, the Car Part Incubator costs just a fraction of a traditional incubator.
A home shopper who ordered a pair of slippers and was shocked to receive an explicit catalogue for sex aids and erotic clothing should not have been sent the unsolicited advertising, a watchdog ruled.
100,000 readers voted and chose the fast food items - from burgers and fries to coffee - that deliver the best bang for the buck.
A private Huntingdon Valley, Pa., club has come under fire after black and Hispanic inner-city campers were asked not to come back to the pool despite the camp's having paid membership dues through August.
Our health care system is wrought with inefficiencies and waste that account for up to $700 billion annually.
Indeed, some researchers speculate that one-third or more of all treatments and procedures performed in the US have no proven benefits. Whats more, a number of these unhelpful services produce hazardous side effects in patients.
jueves, 9 de julio de 2009
The Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2009 competition is in full swing.
Here are some of the photos that have been submitted across all ten categories.
This week, the House of Representatives is considering a spending bill that would increase the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) budget by 11%.
At the same time, the embattled agency is beginning to take on a new role as the primary regulator of tobacco products. In the case of tobacco, however, the agency has been given impressive powers.
As President Obama meets with G8 leaders in Italy to discuss global warming, a team of 11 Greenpeace climbers scaled Mount Rushmore today and unfurled a huge banner proclaiming "America honors leaders not politicians"
The first of many roadside electric charging stations in Brazil is set to be installed in the Barra de Tijuca neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, and itll be solar-powered.
Every year millions of us bemoan our allergies.
We sniffle and wheeze through Hay Fever season, flee every cat we see and keep an EpiPen handy in case of accidental peanut consumption. Most of the allergies we suffer are as common as pollen in the Spring, but there are a few that are not just rare, but damned strange too.
miércoles, 8 de julio de 2009
Few men exhibit times timeless cool and display of good taste, and those that have shone in the public eye deserve mention.
Though not complete, the following article lists some of the icons from the last century.
Scientists in Newcastle claim to have created human sperm in the laboratory in what they say is a world first.
The pursuit of a thrill can make us take crazy chances: bungee-jumping, say, or skydiving.
And then there's paying for a prostitute when you're a public figure the whole world is watching. In all such cases, excitement is involved--so why does it seduce some of us while leaving others cold?
These ridiculous jeans have two waist-bands: one for your waist, and a second faux-band to make it look like you're "sagging." For sale in metro St.
Louis, where sagging could land you a police ticket.
The first two times Jason brought his truck in to his local Toyota dealership for service, he noticed that someone had taken quarters from his change compartment.
He complained both times, but was ignored. So the third time he brought his truck in, he placed a video camera on the passenger side. The dealership didn't ignore him this time.
Taking part in team sports lowers the odds of children smoking, but it cant compete with the powerful influence of smoking in movies, a new study finds....
martes, 7 de julio de 2009
A group of Spanish scientists claim to have singled out a protein that can extend the life of visual memory significantly.
When the production of the protein was boosted in mice, the rodents' visual memory retention increased, from about an hour to almost 2 months.
The 16th Mediterranean Games Closing Ceremony looks like the Michelin Man meets Japanese paper lanterns.
However they're not alone in adding a bit of surrealism to the world of sports: This photo essay shows a wide range of offbeat imagery from the increasingly weird world of sports ceremonies from all over the globe.
These are the top 10 horniest countries on the planet.
lunes, 6 de julio de 2009
sábado, 4 de julio de 2009
OREGON CITY -- Carl and Raylene Worthington told detectives that they never considered calling a doctor, even as their 15-month-old daughter deteriorated and died. "I don't believe in them," Carl Worthington said of doctors. "I believe in faith healing."
North Korea's latest launch is not missiles, but a TV campaign for a locally-brewed beer. features a thirsty worker holding a mug of frothy beer.
Young women in traditional Korean dress are shown serving trays of beer to men in Western suits. Billed as the "Pride of Pyongyang"
They could be jellyfish, alien clouds or microscopic organisms - but in fact these amazing images are a whole new art form.
viernes, 3 de julio de 2009
There are railway stations around the world that offer more than hot beverages and gloomy stationary stores.
A select few are actually so nice they're almost part of your holiday.
Green business news and tools for aligning sustainability with business success. Resources for successful green strategies, covering operations, energy, product design, marketing, and more.
Recent trips to the airport have left me in amazement at the seeming decline in airline provisions and the imposition of new fees on almost every service of value to travelers.Here is a handy guide to each airline's pricing for additional services to help you know for what you are going to have to pay, before you buy your ticket.
A look at some of the alternative cars with revolutionary technology that are under development, from the Scuderi split-cycle engine to the air car by Zero Pollution Motors and the Terrafugia Transition flying car.
jueves, 2 de julio de 2009
Guinness has launched a competition offering drinkers the chance to win a trip into space aboard Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spacecraft.
To mark its 250 years in business, the company is sending one winner into space, another to the depths of the ocean, and a third to an exclusive Black Eyed Peas concert.
Travelers are getting back to the basics, seeking to experience the world on a budget and taking the time to explore their own backyards.
For many, that means hitting the road.
Congress may soon mandate that breathalyzers be installed in cars of convicted drunk drivers.
Opponents worry that it's a first step toward high-tech breathalyzers in all cars
Nothing can make a trip better than that inevitable double-take when you catch an absolutely ridiculous business sign lurking about the city.
The proper way to handle these occurrences is to take a picture, and show the entire world what you've found so we can all laugh with you.
There is no substitute for a good nights sleep.
In the modern world, we work hard to live life to the fullest, cramming as much as we can into our waking hours, assuming well catch up on sleep later. But the reality is, you cant catch up on sleep. Once its gone, its gone.
Back in 1998, for a 20/20 special titled "Sex, Drugs and Consenting Adults," I interviewed Will Foster, who had been sentenced to 93 years in jail for growing marijuana to treat his arthritis.
After his case got attention, Foster's sentence was reduced to 20 years, and after several years in prison he was given parole. Now he's being hounded again.
Love is in the air
miércoles, 1 de julio de 2009
From the Space Academy for Adults to next month's Comic-Con 2009 in sunny San Diego or a Lord of the Rings movie location tour in New Zealand, there are plenty of vacation opportunities for those who believe -- oh, say a few days of live action role-playing games -- beats a week at the beach.
The most spectacularly patriotic events across the country
James Bond screeches around hairpin bends in them with a beautiful woman at his side, while they are the car of choice for European royalty in which to parade themselves around the Continent's more opulent capitals. Now, at last, the opportunity to pop out to the supermarket behind the wheel of an Aston Martin will be more accessible.
US health advisers recommended Tuesday to lower the maximum dose of over-the-counter acetaminophen -- the key ingredient in Tylenol, Excedrin and many other pain-killing medications.