Why Everybody Hates 'Garden State' in 2014.
"When they burst forth in 2004, simply being non-masculine was a bit of a political gesture. It imagined itself as a refusal to play the game of (party) politics. But now it literally looks like guys standing around thinking. Watching any of those films, we’re right to ask ourselves: Why was this supposed to mean anything to us? The culture has shifted since 2004." See also, "In Defense of Garden State
ESO scientists have found
an 'extremely primitive star' in the Milky Way's halo - 4/5 the size of the Sun, one of the oldest ever found - that theory says is impossible. It has fifty times less lithium in it than expected
in the material produced by the Big Bang. [more inside]
Every day in August 2010, the chin-scratching blog Bigthink will post a "Dangerous Idea"
supplied by one of its expert contributors. So far it has been suggested that we spike the water supply with lithium
, darken the atmosphere to blot out the Sun
, and leave lots of children behind
U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan.
The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.
The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.
A Japanese study finds a link between lower suicide rates and traces of lithium in the drinking water.
While the study's findings are "intriguing
", external relations director Sophie Corlett of Mind
warns that lithium
is toxic, and that further research is needed.
Pics of the new Tesla
S-Model have been leaked
. With an anticipated price tag of 50K and a potential 45-minute recharge time
, will this finally kick-start a true replacement to the internal combustion engine? And if so, where will the electricity come from
? What future
is there for the fuel-cell vehicle
, or will fuel cells remain stationary
? Is that really
it for hydrogen
? [more inside]