What happens when the stars disappear? ~ Brian Greene

In his TED talk, Brian Greene makes a startling point. In addition to the fascinating idea that there may be many more universes than just ours, he notes that at some point in the future, the stars are going to disappear. They won’t disappear because the stars...

Baboons kidnap puppies ~ Raise as pets & protectors

This video documents the practice by some baboon tribes in Saudi Arabia of essentially kidnapping feral puppies and raising them as pets and protectors. Would such a practice or behavior require human-like intelligence? It seems like the baboons would have to...

99% Invisible

99% Invisible, Roman Mars’ aptly titled radio series that airs on some public radio stations (like KALW every Friday at 7:34 a.m), never fails to fascinate. Mars describes the show as a “short (3 minute) radio show about design and architecture,” but...

Non-obvious, inexpensive items everyone should have

A reddit crowd-sourced list of NON-obvious  items that everyone should have.  Here are a few that I found a little unusual. Visit reddit for the explanations 😀 Jumper cables Lint roller Ear Plugs High quality socks Headlamp Paracord and knot knowledge Cast iron...

If assaulted ~ Don’t defend yourself with a knife

The illustration below graphs the percentage of assault victims that were injured while defending themselves with specific weapons. Not sure how reliable this data is, but if accurate it suggests some interesting conclusions. Offering NO resistance is safer than...