Choice and Control of Death
Oct31

Choice and Control of Death

  Is there a right to die? Should there be…? These are questions that tug at the heart and cause philosophical debates. Oregon became the first state to legalize assisted suicide with its “death with dignity” law in 1997. It, and four other states, allow terminally ill patients a choice to die with dignity. Seven more states are debating similar laws. “In recent weeks, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old...

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His Motor Never Stops
Oct30

His Motor Never Stops

  What Matt Luken of Apple Ford Lincoln in Apple Valley, Minnesota says of this special needs teen is “His motor never stops”. And that teen, at age 17, is a living fixture at the dealership now all because a salesman there (Matt Luken) welcomed him in a way no other car place had. To the teen, who has an obsession with car lots, that welcome was a life changer. The original report was “Teen's obsession with car...

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A Shameless Hummingbird
Oct24

A Shameless Hummingbird

  Retired ornithologist Joao Silvestrini calls the hummingbird that comes through his kitchen window for a drink of sugar water throughout the day, “shameless“. It's an unusual friendship between man and bird that is unlikely to last, but for now, Joao waits for the encounter daily starting at 5:30 a.m. “Every day, 83-year-old Joao Silvestrini has the most unusual visitor – a hummingbird! It flies in and out of...

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The Length of Pi
Oct24

The Length of Pi

  If you still remember, Pi is one of those special numbers whose value never ends. Of course, if you're mathematically inclined, you know there's so much more to Pi… if not, at best, perhaps you recall that the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is what defines Pi, representented as π = C/d But that's pretty much as far as this post will take you into the math of Pi. We're here to explain and show you the...

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The Blind Touch Their Memories
Oct23

The Blind Touch Their Memories

  You're reading this because you're sighted. Chances are you have photographs that bring back memories just by looking at them. Not so for the blind. Memories can not come rushing back for them by going through the family photo album; however, a 3-D printer manufacturing company by the name of Pirate3D aims to change that with “Touchable Memories“. Ryan Grenoble writes about it online for Huff Post Good News: In a...

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Flip a Switch for a Better Brain
Oct23

Flip a Switch for a Better Brain

  We're not there yet, but progress has been made towards improving and correcting the workings of our brain. Think about it. We already do it by certain means (caffeine and alcohol come to mind…), but this story goes further, into electrical intervention, transcranial stimulation, and deep brain stimulation. But why would we even need to improve our brain? Animated images and even a video to get you past the initial...

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Ghost Spotted on the Ocean
Oct22

Ghost Spotted on the Ocean

  A 38-foot gray Ghost was seen to travel above the ocean's surface with the aid of gas bubble supercavitation. And it's getting some much needed attention, although perhaps not by the intended audience, the U. S. Department of Defense. This “ghost boat”, as developer Gregory Sancoff of Juliet Marine, calls it, is his implausible idea of building a weapons platform. With $15 million invested in the project, the...

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Do You Enjoy Cloned Meat?
Oct22

Do You Enjoy Cloned Meat?

  Are you aware that you might be eating meat from CLONED cows or pigs? Or if it's not the meat, is it the MILK from a cloned cow? Animal cloning has been in the news for years, but who knew it was being done with commercial intent, to bring it into the hands of consumers? Not this [naive] person. THIS IS UNSETTLING NEWS! The FDA approved it years ago…!   In 2008, the agency charged with US food safety, the Food and...

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Zombie Proof Dwelling with Guarantee!
Oct21

Zombie Proof Dwelling with Guarantee!

  If you live in the U.K. there is hope for you… Tiger Log Cabins has designed a zombie fortified log cabin, complete with the necessary* options to get you on your way to surviving an attack by the undead. Really? Really! Freelance writer Amanda Kooser wrote an article for c|net titled “Zombie-proof log cabin has 10-year anti-zombie guarantee“, and I quote: “You hear the horrifying groans. Decaying hands...

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The Brown Sisters do it, who else?
Oct04

The Brown Sisters do it, who else?

  Admit it. This is something you really wish you could have done. As a photographer, I forever kick myself for not doing this ever since my family has become more than just the two of us. Not to mention how great it would have been to have a photograph of the siblings taken together each year. Time and distance was probably the biggest hurdle that contributed to that piece not happening, but as for the immediate family, there is...

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