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Monday Links

  • XKCD Radiates
    Fun fact:

    For example, bananas are a natural source of gamma rays due to the decay of an isotope of potassium (40K).

  • Is Philosophy of Science Dead?

    In his latest book, The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking gives his opinion that the philosophy of science has outlived its usefulness - it is "dead". The reason he gives is that modern philosophers have not kept up with the cutting edge of science, and therefore their musings have become irrelevant.

  • TV Skeptic: The Medium and Oz
    Just when you thought it was impossible John Edward will prove you wrong and sink to a new low. And Mr. Dr. Oz happily lets him.

  • Don't Lose Your Cool

    The best-case scenario, and probably most likely, is that the Fukushima-Daiichi plant will limp along, but without any catastrophic events (such as a major Chernobyl-style radioactive explosion and fire).

    I hope so.



(tip to Zach and as he says don't miss the mouse-over text)

Andy's Links - Monday

  • Follow any one of the spirals with your mouse cursor, and let me know when you get to the center Click on the image for more.

  • Circuit Diagram So that's how they make it. I wonder now which part of it is the one that makes my hand light on fire when I touch it at the church (ye with naughty minds, click on the link to see what "it" is).

  • Being White is Awesome (youtube)

  • Study Reveals Dolphins Lack Capacity To Mock Celebrity Culture

    According to a paper published last week in the journal Science, when presented with photos of music, TV, and film personalities, dolphins failed on every occasion to mock the well-known public figures, missing countless opportunities to take mean-spirited potshots at their hair, past romantic partners, or breast implants.

    "Frankly, this is shocking," said Professor Michael Hodges, lead author of the study. "Given their impressive brain-to-body ratio, we believed dolphins would be capable of trashing Lady Gaga, or at the very least, succeed in rolling their eyes at Kendra Wilkinson's post-baby weight gain. Instead, all we observed were blank, snarkless stares."

    "Apparently these creatures aren't as highly evolved as we had thought," he added.

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