Eric Bedaw

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10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

University of California

'Gentle Giant' Dies After NYPD Cop Puts Him In Chokehold

A New York resident died Thursday after police officers put the man, who was asthmatic, in a chokehold before apparently slamming his head on the ground.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Video of Garner is exclusive to the New York Daily News, and has now been removed from this story per their request.<p>The New York Daily …

Meet OpenReflex: a 3D printable camera

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Last summer, 3D printing enthusiast LeoM developed a 3D printable film camera and posted it on 3D design repository …

Shocking but true: students prefer jolt of pain to being made to sit and think

It was not so much how hard people found the challenge, but how far they would go to avoid it that left researchers gobsmacked. The task? To sit in a chair and do nothing but think.<p>So unbearable did some find it that they took up the safe but alarming opportunity to give themselves mild electric …

Magic Mushrooms Expand Your Mind And Amplify Your Brain’s Dreaming Areas. Here’s How

Far out, man<p>Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, we were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for these effects.<p>In a new study, published in Human Brain …

An Eclectic Collection Of Rare Historical Photos

Historical photo collections are a dime a dozen, and often contain about twenty five percent new material and seventy five percent which has been …

Why Hate Defeats Itself

Someone just sent a scan of a picture of me from an old college yearbook; I was just a kid really. I looked more like I was 14-years-old than 20. I was a recent graduate of a fundamentalist Christian high school, run by the man who pushed Jerry Falwell to start the Moral Majority.<p>From there I went …

Colorado Sells $19 Million in Cannabis in March: $1.9 Million Goes to Schools and Crime Down 10%

All the naysayers who were against marijuana legalization are eating crow about now. Colorado’s weed sales just keep trending up, and with the sales …

Lost At Sea? Survive With These Tricks

A handy manual to prepare you for life's misadventures.<p>Jose Salvador Alvarenga was fishing off the coast of Mexico in late 2012 when a powerful storm sent his boat adrift. Marshall Islanders found the battered vessel nearly 16 months later, stuck on a reef—with Alvarenga still alive inside. …

The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence

The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity<p>In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we face risks, …

Are We Totally Screwed? What Antarctica's 'Collapsing' Ice Sheet Means for Us

The past two weeks have brought one disturbing story after another about the future of the largest ice sheet on the planet — the vast frozen expanse …

Your internet is probably slower than advertised

When it comes to internet speeds, "you get what you pay for" is pretty far from the truth a majority of the time. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i>used Ookla's speed-testing data to survey some 800 US cities and 27 ISPs in terms of advertised transfer rates and what customers are actually getting, and the …

The 50-Billion-Dollar Question

"<i>Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society.</i>"<p>These words, attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes, are carved on the outside of the IRS building in Washington, D.C. According to an analysis of Department of Commerce data, in one recent year, federal, state and local governments collected an average …

Meet the Monster Blimp That Can Power a City Street

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Exercise

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

Psychology

Maths stand-up comedy shows 4D cube crash

Upcoming Genre Movies That Aren't Sequels, Remakes or Reboots

Sometimes it seems like every movie is either a sequel or a reboot. They remade <i>Robocop</i> and <i>Godzilla</i>. They're releasing sequels to the reboots of</i> …