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May 11th, 2011 - 8:14 pm § in China, Misc.

艾未未 Why is the Western Art World so Quiet About Ai Weiwei?

            SPIEGEL spoke with German curator Roger Buergel, who helped Ai Weiwei on his path to stardom, about why artists have remained so passive. (excerpted) Buergel: I think that most of them are glad to be rid of Ai Weiwei. SPIEGEL: Why? Buergel: Ai Weiwei succeed[...]

May 11th, 2011 - 9:15 am § in Misc.

Swedish Insect Threatens New Epidemic

  Swedish insect shoots larvae into victims’ eyes A bumble bee-resembling fly hovering in front of your face could be an elk bot fly preparing to shot larvae into your eyes, as the insect which until recently was only found in the north of Sweden is migrating south. READ[...]

May 11th, 2011 - 7:15 am § in Misc.

The AVE Challenge

The man in this image rediscovered important ideas of: 1. Gregor Mendel 2. Akhnaton 3. Sigmund Freud 4. Benjamin Franklin 5.  Leonardo da Vinci click on image for the answer. (hint, the man’s brother’s name was Armin von *******-*******egg.)[...]

May 11th, 2011 - 7:14 am § in Misc.

One Million Apply for 62,000 Jobs…with McDonald’s

  Ed. Republican notions of trickle down might be fine if we were living in a colonial era.  Victorian era England and mid 2oth century America added great value to the raw materials and low skilled labor the ruling powers took from their  colonial subjects.  Today, however, the world has a [...]

May 11th, 2011 - 6:42 am § in Religion

Earth Will Be SRO, Before 2100!

from National Geographic, by Robert Kunzig One day in Delft in the fall of 1677, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek… became a bit obsessed . Though his tiny peephole gave him privileged access to a never-before-seen microscopic universe, he spent an enormous amount of time looking at spermatozoa, as they[...]

May 11th, 2011 - 12:16 am § in China, Politics

Scottish National Party ousts Labour in political upset

from China.org.cn: Victory for the independence-minded Scottish National Party in the Scottish parliamentary election last week could have far-reaching consequences for the United Kingdom and beyond.[...]

May 11th, 2011 - 12:10 am § in America

Friday 13th, ‘Jet Man’ to take on the Grand Canyon

A Swiss adventurer dubbed “JetMan,” will on Friday attempt an elaborate flying descent into the Grand Canyon. from The Local, Suisse. In September 2008 Yves Rossy, whose jet-pack can reach speeds of around 200 kilometers (124 miles) an hour, gained international attention when he becam[...]