Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz, July 27-Aug 2, 2014


Science abounds this week.

Astronomers detect a signal 240 Million light years from Earth. IFLS.

More IFLS: Scientists have solved the mystery of the hole at the world’s end. Remember that article I posted a few weeks ago? Well, here’s the explanation.

ASAP science asks, how much sleep do you need?

 

NASA records ambient space music. That’s what ima call it anyway. I think it’s lovely.

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson refutes GMO fear mongering. Mr. Science says the same. Smart guy, my man 😉

 

Wired’s absurd creature of the week is the Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko. Personally, I think he’s beautiful.

Kathryn Schulz says a good life is not so much about regretting nothing, but about forgiving yourself for whatever it is you regret. TED.

Another TED talk, this time by Suzanne Talhouk. The Arabic language is in danger. Cultures around the world are trying to preserve their languages. Suzanne hopes to inspire the Middle East to do the same.

Vivek Wadwha predicts that automation will replace human workers more quickly than we’re prepared to handle. How will the world address this trend and what will we do?

Heading off to When Words Collide very early tomorrow morning. I’m still going to try to blog Saturday and Sunday, but you may have to forgive me if I get caught up in the panels, sessions, and workshops.

In other words, I’ll see you when I see you.

Hang tight, my writerly peeps 🙂

Thoughty Thursday

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4 thoughts on “Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz, July 27-Aug 2, 2014

  1. When Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks of us modifying foods over centuries he’s correct. Species have been naturally crossed with each other to get the best end product like the colour of carrots from purple to orange. But the current fears about modification aren’t based on cross grafting over a period of time, they’re about modifications in a laboratory using sterilisation, forced growth and perhaps chemical inducements.In the past we were always able to see the grafts, the cross fertilisation of two plants but people fear what they can’t see. The problems surrounding Monsanto and farmers being forced to take their seeds, of their weed killers contaminating water tables in South America and causing still births and other problems leads people to worry about Frankenstein experiments with their food.And what’s so bad that Monsanto have to force people to use heir seeds instead of choosing to or not?
    Mr DeGrasse Tyson should not be laughing at those fears. If he knows that there’s no foundation, he should be showing people that and explaining how the genetic modifications are being done.
    Have a Great Weekend,
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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