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Archive for June, 2015

Why A Post-Nuclear World Would Look Nothing Like “Mad Max” –

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/06/28

Why A Post-Nuclear World Would Look Nothing Like “Mad Max” – Facts So Romantic http://nautil.us/blog/-why-a-post_nuclear-world-would-look-nothing-like-mad-max?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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Can New Research & Old Traditions Save Fiji From Ecological Collapse? – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

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Humanity’s Future Will Be In Caves … On the Moon

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/06/15

While I talked with the legendary roboticist Red Whittaker in his lab at Carnegie Mellon, a half-moon shaped remnant of a Lifesaver was resting on his knee. He nibbled on it as we talked about sending autonomous robots to explore the Moon. That’s when he told me about the Moon caves that could be humanity’s future home.

It sounded crazy at first. But the more Red told me about the history of robotics in space, and the promising future of space pioneering, the more I came around. Here was one of the founding fathers of modern robotics telling me we should live in caves on the Moon.

“Here on Earth, we were cave dwellers,” argued Red. So why shouldn’t our futures depend on caves too?

Humanity’s Future Will Be In Caves … On the Moon.

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How theme parks like Disney World left the middle class behind – The Washington Post

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How theme parks like Disney World left the middle class behind – The Washington Post.

 

“When Walt created Disneyland, this was a middle-class country. But Disney now . . . as far as pricing out the middle class, they think: What middle class?” said Robert Niles, the editor of Theme Park Insider, an industry blog.

“Disney’s made a strategic decision that they’re not going to discount to hold onto people at the middle part of the economy,” he said. “They’re going to set their prices at the top 10 percent of family incomes and make their money where the money is.”

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Izabel Laxamana: A tragic case in the growing genre of parents publicly shaming their children.

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/06/12

Some parents are returning to Medieval times for how to examples on handling modern issues with their children. Why do we insist on shaming our kids in public? Have we learned nothing at all in 1200 years?

Izabel Laxamana: A tragic case in the growing genre of parents publicly shaming their children..

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A drop of blood reveals almost every virus you’ve ever met

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/06/05

A drop of blood reveals almost every virus you’ve ever met.

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Red Cross, Haiti houses: Permanent dwellings not constructed despite massive fundraising, ProPublica says.

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/06/03

Seems the Red Cross over reached in Haiti and doesn’t want to talk about that $500 mm that is raised for housing.

Read the whole investigation here.

via Red Cross, Haiti houses: Permanent dwellings not constructed despite massive fundraising, ProPublica says..

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