- [Photo]: Has anyone seen what the ground zero site looked like this evening in New York?
- Haunting Portraits of 9/11 Search Dogs
“Called Retrieved, it’s a series of portraits of the only 15 surviving search and rescue dogs (down from 90) who served at September 11th attack sites.”
:'( Great shots. Brave dogs. What a great idea for a photo series.
- Talking Points Memo Site Brought Down After Hacker Story
“Political news website Talking Points Memo ran 14 mugshots of alleged members of hacker group Anonymous on Friday, and subsequently was brought down by a hacker attack. Coincidence? We think not.”
Don’t mess with hackers…
- ‘Contagion’: Could A Similar Virus Happen In Real Life?
“It’s possible for a thing to spread very fast, take for example the measles virus,” Frieden told Hill. “Without vaccines each person with measles infects about 15 other people. One person with measles can infect someone who is 100 feet away.”
Duh. And it likely will at the rate our “scientists” are experimenting with crap.
- Americans spent 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook in May
“Americans spend more time on Facebook than on any other website.”
Facebook is the ultimate addiction, lol.
- Americans Eat 42 Pounds of Corn Syrup Annually—How Bad Is That?
“The average American consumes about 42 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup annually. Forty-two pounds is the size of about six newborns.”
- The Quest for the Golden Nintendo Game
“Like baseball cards and comic books, videogame collecting is fast becoming a popular and expensive hobby.”
Neat read. #VideoGames4Ever
- Turning down the volume on loud commercials
“Canada’s federal regulator has ordered broadcasters to turn down the volume on loud television commercials.”
Lol hooray! I never understood why the commercials were so dang loud.
- Canadians’ accumulate record debt while net worth drops: StatsCan
“Canadians continue to pile up record levels of debt amid continuing low interest rates.”
Lol news just seems more doom and gloomy lately doesn’t it?
- Canada Economy: Country Could Lead Developed World Into Recession
“The Bank of Nova Scotia is warning that Canada could be among the first of the world’s advanced economies to fall into a another recession.”
- Air Canada flight attendants vote 98 per cent in favour of strike
“The Canadian Union of Public Employees says that after a 10-day vote, employees voted 98 per cent to back a strike.”
Hm. Did I mention that on my flight home my Air Canada flight attendant was terrible?
- Your face — and the Web — can tell everything about you
“Imagine you could visit one of those anonymous online dating sites and quickly identify nearly every person there, just from their photos, despite efforts to keep their online romance search a secret. Such technology is so creepy that it was developed, and withheld, by Google — the one initiative that Google deemed too dangerous to release to the world, according to former CEO Eric Schmidt.”
Scary but not surprising.
- World’s biggest airport planned
“Beijing set to beat London and Atlanta as world’s busiest aviation hub with a new airport the size of Bermuda.”
That would an exhausting walk from gate to gate, lol.
- Canadian study blames ocean acidity for mass extinction
“A Canadian-led team of scientists may have solved the biggest whodunit in Earth history in a study showing that the all-time greatest mass extinction on the planet — which wiped out about 90 per cent of all species 250 million years ago — appears to have been linked to rising levels of ocean acidity.”
- Mega space storm would kill satellites for a decade
“A MAJOR solar storm would not only damage Earth’s infrastructure, it could also leave a legacy of radiation that keeps killing satellites for years.”
Bad implications for all tech that uses satellites…
- [Photo]: Five of Saturn’s Moons in One Breathtaking Photo
Great photo. (At first it looks like there’s only 4 moons in sight but the giant one on the side is a moon – not Saturn!)
- 50 new worlds join the exoplanet list
“Astronomers have announced a whole new passel of planets orbiting stars near the Sun: 50 more, the single largest group ever announced at one time*. It’s an indication of just how good we’re getting at finding these things. Even better: many of these planets are at the upper end of what we might call Earth-like.”
We are not alone in this big, big universe!
- Ancient Toothy Fish Found in Arctic—Giant Prowled Rivers
“Six-foot predator had long fangs, “smiling” face. The 6-foot-long (1.8-meter-long) Laccognathus embryi was “the kind of fish that was waiting to lunge out to grab whatever was in front of it.”
- ‘You wouldn’t look twice at Kate Middleton on a New York street’: Nordstrom fashion director claims Duchess of Cambridge is ‘no trendsetter’
“Gregg Andrews, a fashion director at leading U.S. department store chain Nordstrom, sniffed: ‘She is stylish, but she’s not setting trends, she’s following trends.”
Whatever! I love Kate.
- [Video]: Utah bystanders push burning car off motorcyclist
Wow!! Maybe there is hope for humanity… lol how bitter am I?
- Today’s Big Thing: Scary Suspension Bridge Climb
12 minutes long is too long for my video A.D.D but I did scroll through and it did look extremely scary, lol.
- Late for Class? Team Builds 320-mph School Bus
“A team of hot-rodders in Lincoln, Neb., has gone 320 miles an hour in a jet-powered school bus.”
Lol. This seems a bit unnecessary.
Lol Thor can look really big at some angles.