God’s Beliefs Mirror Ours

Found on Reddit: Religious people tend to use their own beliefs as a guide in thinking about what God believes, but are less constrained when reasoning about other people’s beliefs, according to a new study. Nicholas Epley, professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, led the research, which included […]

Michael Moore to President Obama RE: Afghanistan

From HuffPo If you go to West Point tomorrow night and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president…. It is not your job to do what the generals tell you to do. We are a civilian-run government… Your corporate backers are going to abandon […]

Key Indicators of Talentlessness

From a Jezzie thread about Jesus Luz: “Becoming a DJ” and “Launching a celebrity fashion line” and “Shopping a reality show” and “Writing a tell-all book” are all euphamisms for “This Person Doesn’t Have Any Real Talent. via Jezebel

LHC Sets Proton Energy Record: 1.18 TeV

Go science go: CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has today become the world’s highest energy particle accelerator, having accelerated its twin beams of protons to an energy of 1.18 TeV in the early hours of the morning. This exceeds the previous world record of 0.98 TeV, which had been held by the US Fermi National Accelerator […]

1 in 8 Americans on Food Stamps, 1 in 4 Children

They obviously aren’t working hard enough to find the jobs they weren’t trained for that don’t exist: It has grown so rapidly in places so diverse that it is becoming nearly as ordinary as the groceries it buys. More than 36 million people use inconspicuous plastic cards for staples like milk, bread and cheese, swiping […]

Cancer-Proof Rats Live for 30 Years

Introducing the naked mole rat: About 1,500 naked mole rats live in clear tanks connected by long tubes at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where researcher Rochelle Buffenstein nurtures the largest colony in the U.S. At least a half-dozen other universities also have colonies. Nearly blind and hairless, the rodents […]

Fake Populism

From Newsweek: Today’s faux populists also feast on emotions—anxiety, anger, resentment—that intensify in hard times. But they are more accurately described as plain old reactionaries, a wonderfully precise word that has gone out of common usage. They’re reacting against the pace of change and feeding right-wing nostalgia for a bygone era when a liberal black […]

Swedes Incinerate Bunnies to Heat Homes

Hot crosss bun-buns! Last year the eradication squad killed 6,000 of the furry critters, which are not native to Sweden. When the city started killing the rabbits in 2006, officials realized they would have to dispose of their carcasses. At around the same time, the European Union passed a law that makes it illegal to […]

Sarah Palin on Vegans

If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat? via Direct quote from Sarah Palin’s new book: “If any… – Disgusting Things I Have […]