Archives for March, 2010

Modern Slavery

… Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from his on-the-ground research — and names the price of freeing every slave on earth right now.

Educating the poor is more than just a numbers game, says Shukla Bose. She tells the story of her groundbreaking Parikrma Humanity Foundation, which brings hope to India’s slums by looking past the daunting statistics and focusing on treating each child as an individual. Shukla Bose is the founder and head of the Parikrma Humanity…

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LHC Starts Collisions

Today, Marcy 30th …. Beams collided at 7 TeV in the LHC at 13:06 CEST, marking the start of the LHC research programme. Particle physicists around the world are looking forward to a potentially rich harvest of new physics as the LHC begins its first long run at an energy three and a half times…

Which is better …

Cats or dogs (Hat tip Glen)

NCSE’s Josh Rosenau organized a Netroots Nation panel on science denial. Featured speakers: Josh, Bryan Rehm, Michael Stebbins, Mark Sumner, Susan Wood

Supposedly: The world’s largest atom smasher has set a new record for high-energy atom collisions – with three times more force than ever before.

I think one of the easiest ways Web 2.0 can contribute to individuals’ health is to help us maintain those buddy relationships, even when we can’t see our buddies in person… See Sharing your Workouts Online

It Came from Outer Space

I’m pretty sure I knew a guy, way back in the 1970s, who thought that Pac Man …. the video game … was an attempt by aliens from another galaxy to communicate with us. Well, with him, actually. Huh.