Jim Gardner

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These should be everywhere!! “@ThePoke: There should be more of these signs. http://t.co/eBz6ZEVxdx”

Scientist and Mob Idol—I

The only scientists who kept the Business-as-Usual sign hanging out during the war were the mathematicians and astronomers. The other men of learning were engaged in war work. Physicists were making better range-finders, chemists were making better poison gases, and theologians were proving that …

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Watch Emma Watson Deliver a Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N. (UPDATED)

Earlier this summer, fresh from college graduation, <b>Emma Watson</b>, was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. Though the ripples of her involvement over the past few months can be seen online (crashing the U.N. Web site, using Twitter to denounce a sexist politician in Turkey or respond to the gender …

Mercury Rising: Which Fish - and How Much - Is Safe to Eat

Eating fish is good for us—it contains healthy omega fatty acids and other important nutrients. But fish also contains mercury, which is not healthy to consume. Jean Halloran, Director of Food Policy Initiatives at Consumers Union, helps us sort out what kinds of fish we should be eating more of …

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Supermarkets and restaurants serve up more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it never makes it to a stomach.<p>With consumers demanding large displays of unblemished, fresh produce, many retailers end up tossing a mountain of perfectly edible food. Despite efforts to cut …

Solar energy that doesn't block the view

Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see …

Sandwich Monday: The Abe Lincoln

Fourscore and 700 calories ago, I took my first few bites of the Abe Lincoln Sandwich from Skrine Chops in Chicago. In a tribute to our 16th president, they've stacked up sausages like Lincoln Logs, set them atop a bed of mashed potatoes and doused them in barbecue sauce, all on a hamburger …

Your Guide To Dining From The Dump

When you think of a dumpster diver, you might think of someone like this:<p>And while you wouldn't be totally wrong, you also wouldn't exactly be describing Maximus Thaler.<p>A 24-year-old graduate of Tufts University, Thaler is a semiprofessional dumpster diver with a moral purpose. "At some point, I …

Martha, the Very Last Passenger Pigeon

When she died, scientists packed her into a 300-pound block of ice and put her on a train to Washington.<p>When you walk into the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the first thing you see is an elephant. The Fénykövi Elephant—yes, it has a name—is the centerpiece of the museum's …

Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue

Last Friday, 43 veteran and reserve members of Israel's secretive spy organization, Unit 8200, claimed they'd been directed to spy on Palestinians for coercion purposes.<p>The group signed an open letter of protest to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to the head of the Israeli army, accusing the …

Nessie weighs in on Scottish independence, in today’s daily cartoon

Nessie weighs in on Scottish independence, in today’s daily cartoon.

In einem kleinen Dorf wohnte…

In einem kleinen Dorf wohnte einst ein Mädchen mit dem Namen Barbara. Barbara war in der ganzen Gegend für ihren ausgezeichneten Rhabarberkuchen bekannt.<br>Weil jeder so gerne Barbara’s Rhabarberkuchen aß, nannte man sie Rhabarberbarbara. Rhabarberbarbara merkte bald, dass sie mit ihrem Rhabarberkuchen Geld verdienen könnte. Daher eröffnete sie eine Bar: Die Rhabarberbarbarabar.<br>Natürlich gab es in der Rhabarberbarbarabar bald Stammkunden. Die bekanntesten unter Ihnen, drei Barbaren, kamen so oft …

Europe's Family Tree Gets A New Branch

For those who eagerly trace their genetic lineage or subscribe online to find their earliest ancestors, there's a new group to consider adding to the furthest reaches of your list. A previously unrecognized population of ancient north Eurasians may be a major third braid in the genetic twist that …

Killing Comes Naturally To Chimps, Scientists Say

For years, there have been two main theories about why chimpanzees, our closest evolutionary cousins, sometimes kill each other. One theory blames human encroachment on the chimpanzees' native habit in Africa. Another says that (male) chimps kill in the normal course of competition with rival …

Scientists prepare for a historic landing on a 'seething and sputtering and spitting' comet

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission launched in 2004. Ten years later, it's finally at its destination: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It's the first mission in history to rendezvous with a comet and then escort it as it orbits the Sun, but the drama has only just begun.<p>On November 11, …

5 Minute Workout #8 - The BodyBomber

Orangutans, Ferris Jabr writes, possess an extraordinary intellect and have demonstrated a capability for cultural learning:

Orangutans, <b>Ferris Jabr</b> writes, possess an extraordinary intellect and have demonstrated a capability for cultural learning:<p>“At Camp Leakey, the orangutans had plenty of opportunity to observe and imitate people. They soon developed a habit of stealing canoes, paddling them downriver, and abandoning them at their destinations. Even triple and quadruple knots in the ropes securing the canoes to the dock did not deter the apes.”<p><i>Photograph by Patrick Stollarz/AFP/Getty</i>

How To Survive A Hurricane With Household Items

Supermarket sold out of batteries and bottled water? No problem.<p>It’s been a decade since the historic 2004 hurricane season, one of the Atlantic basin’s most active years ever. Four major storms wreaked havoc along the East Coast, causing more than $51 billion in damage. Since then, other …

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Northern Lights Put On Show, Thanks To Large Solar Flare

Northern Lights in Maine from Kevin207 on Vimeo.<p>The sky danced with bands of green, yellow and other colors last night, as the aurora borealis, or northern lights, dazzled viewers in the upper Northern Hemisphere. The light show was sparked by a powerful solar flare that erupted from the sun …

From Cotton Candy To Cat Pee: Decoding Tasting Notes In Honey

If bees in France buzz around the lavender fields, foraging for nectar, what does the honey they produce smell or taste like?<p>Yes, a bit like lavender.<p>But not all the floral, spicy or woody aromas detectable in the roughly 300 varieties of honeys being produced today are so easy to name.<p>That's where …

Baby Bear Playing With a Flag Pole Is Having the Best Day Ever

You're not having as much fun as this bear right now.<p>While at the Mountainside Golf Course at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Vancouver, Canada, …

The Story of the Only American Not on Earth on September 11th

<i>Astronaut Frank Culbertson watched from the Space Station as the attacks unfolded on the ground.</i><p>When astronauts describe the feeling of sailing around space, looking at our planet from hundreds of miles above, they often invoke the phrase "orbital perspective," a shorthand for the emotional, …

Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

For those who find themselves sleeping through work — you may one day find yourself working through sleep.<p>People who are fast asleep can correctly respond to simple verbal instructions, according to a study by researchers in France. They think this may help explain why you might wake if someone …