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http://www.damninteresting.com A very appropriate website name for This Is Hell, DamnInteresting isa great collection of science and science history articles on the typesof wackiness us hellions relish, you know the kind… Tesla’s failed(or foiled) plan for free energy for the entire planet involving giantDeath Ray towers, tiny extremeophiles being used to clean up a giantpit Read more
Mark Weisbrot, co-director at the Center for Economic Policy Research, who has just co-authored a report entitled, “Oil Drilling In Environmentally Sensitive Areas: The Role of the Media.” Matt Kennard is a writer who, while studying for his Master’s in Investigative Journalism at Columbia University in New York. looked into the increasingly liberal attitude of Read more
http://io9.com My favorite new hilarious snarky sci-fi blog.
Dr. Phillip Butler wrote the opinion piece, “Why I Will Not Vote for John McCain,” for the web site Military.com. Phil is a 1961 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former light-attack, carrier pilot. In 1965 he was shot down over North Vietnam where he spent eight years as a prisoner of Read more
http://www.scirus.com Past winner of multiple Webby Awards, Scirus (pronounced Cyrus… I think)is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on theInternet. Scirus kicks general search engines… like Google’s, arse.
Barbara Crossette wrote the article “After Musharraf” for The Nation this week. Barbara is a former foreign correspondent for the New York Times, was South Asia bureau chief from 1988 to 1991 and UN bureau chief from 1994 to 2001. James K. Galbraith, author of the new book, “The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Read more
http://mydamnchannel.com They’ve been accused of being a rip of funnyordie.com,which is kinda true, except here all the shared content is produced byprofessionals and known artists, so they’re usually funnier… and thename definitely reflects the TIH zeitgeist. Check out “You Suck at Photoshop“, and the hilarious send up of virtual worlds, “Sn4tchbuckl3r’s Second Chance“.
http://galaxyzoo.org Use your delicious brains to help scientists do what no computer cando today – sort through millions of sometime stunningly beuatifulastonomical images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and help classify them. Maybe you’ll even discover something unique and they’ll name it after you like “Hanny’s Voorwerp“
http://pot.tv One of those URLs that’s pretty self-explanatory. Think YouTube forstoners, and you are there my friend. And although some of it isactually informative, cringe-filled hilarity abounds. Be sure to catchat least a tiny portion of an episode of “Harry Pothead and theMarijuana Stone”… wow man. Or perhaps the Jodie, Marc and Tommy Chong show. Read more
Christian Parenti returned to This is Hell! Christian is the author of, most recently, “The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq” (New Press). This week, he wrote the Nation piece, “Class Struggle in the New China.” Peter Rogers who wrote the Scientific American article, “Facing the Freshwater Crisis.” Peter argues that, “As demand for Read more
http://scroogle.org/ From the site: “Since 2000, Google has recorded your search terms,the date-time of each search, the globally-unique ID in your cookie (itexpires in 2038), and your IP address. This information is available togovernments on request.” Created by an ex-Google employee and owned and operated by PublicInformation Research, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that also operates Read more
live from (not) Dublin, Lyndall Stein is executive director of Concern, an “humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.” Lyndall’s most recent writing includes her openDemocracy article, “Ethiopia: the tears and the rains.” live from Baghdad, journalist David Enders has Read more