Photo Credit: Day 14 of Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park by David Shankbone
In the recent post on blackagendareport.com Glen Ford wrote:
“To live in the age of finance capitalist hegemony is different than when Vladimir Lenin said ‘the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang him with.’ Wall Street daily invents and plays fire with its own form of money: derivatives that are notionally valued at $600 trillion to $1,000 trillion (no one really knows!), many times the yearly Gross Planetary Product of Earth. Continue reading
Dr. Frank Fenner stirred up controversy with his pessimistic claim that homo sapiens will be extinct within a century. Dr. Fenner claims that our “unbridled consumption” and population explosion will damper the species ability to survive. Continue reading
In a recent article on grist.org writer George Black examines the theory that the reason people don’t care about climate change is because we’re wired by evolution for extinction. Continue reading
Stephen Hawking does The Simpsons
Our only chance of long-term survival is not to remain inward looking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space…
Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.” ~Stephen Hawking
In an interview with the science website Big Think famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said humankind should abandon the planet and colonize space in the next 200 years. Continue reading
Scientists have discovered the gene responsible for curly hair and they are developing a treatment to cure you of those awful curls from the inside out.
Likewise the pill would also make curly hair straight. So maybe it’s human to see the grass as being greener on the other side. On graduation picture day in high school I discovered girls with curly hair wanted straight hair and girls with straight hair wanted curls.
Surely with all the straighteners, relaxers, curling irons, texturizers, sprays and serums there’s a lot of money to be made here for the company that can capitalize on this. Professor Nick Martin, author of the research, will be in talks with a major cosmetics company in January.
Madvillain (MF Doom & Madlib)-“Curls”
“Villain get the money like curls”
Love this beat, nicely varied soundscape.
He claims the findings can also help with forensics investigators to determine the texture of hair of an assailant based on a DNA sample. Continue reading