I might have done more had others done less - had I not been thwarted by the...– John Tottenham (via nevver)
Running shoes leave large carbon footprint, study... →
Runners tread more heavily on the earth than they may have ever imagined, especially it seems if they are wearing a pair of Chinese-made men’s size nine Asics gel Kayanos, according to a team of MIT scientists.
Discovery, Animal Planet, and History Channel... →
kateoplis: “These channels are failing the spirit of conservationism and education. They are failing inspiring awe in young people. Failing much needed inspiration in a very confused and conflicted world. These shows are failing their core values, their main purpose, which is leadership in environmentalism and cultural education. Far worse, they are failing millions of young people - millions -...
More than 800 people have paid as much as $200,000 apiece to reserve seats on...– The Era of Private Space Travel is Just Beginning | NY Magazine (via kateoplis)
NYPD data: Whites much more likely to be carrying... →
In a detailed analysis (PDF) of publicly available New York Police Department data on crime in 2012, the New York Office of the Public Advocate revealed Wednesday that white people were much more likely to be carrying drugs and guns than minorities, despite making up a tiny fraction of individuals police subjected to so-called “stop-and-frisk” searches.
John McCain, Susan Collins Oppose 'Bizarre' Rand... →
WASHINGTON — Two prominent old-line Senate Republicans threw down the gauntlet to their more conversative colleagues on Tuesday, challenging them to stop obstructing the passage of a budget.
What Your Reading Rules Reveal About Your... →
Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as...– Brian Eno (via jessiethatcher) I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder. (via notational) And I’m sticking it up here for people who define the “good” in Make good art in ways that I definitely didn’t intend… (via neil-gaiman)
With Government Abuses, The Problem is the Power,... →
The magic phrase “national security” is often invoked to justify these transgressions — often in transparently convenient ways (Attorney General Holder claimed the AP had put “lives at risk” with the story that sparked the scrutiny, even though John Brennan had said there was no such risk.) But intrusive surveillance is increasingly wielded in routine criminal investigations with no appeal to a...
As sometimes happens, the legislation that emerged was far too broad, and would...– The Virginia GOP’s nominee for attorney general says his bill to criminalize unreported miscarriages was a big misunderstanding—it was just a poorly written law. So, you know, it’s a good thing he wants to be attorney general. (via motherjones) - this is the kind of bullshit response I’d...
Scholars in Bondage - The Chronicle Review - The... →
Three books from university presses dramatize the degree to which once taboo sexual subjects have gained academic legitimacy. Margot Weiss’s Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality (Duke University Press, 2011) and Staci Newmahr’s Playing on the Edge: Sadomasochism, Risk, and Intimacy (Indiana University Press, 2011) record first-person ethnographic explorations of...
If your degree was focused upon one particular area, don’t let that stop you...– Richard Branson’s advice to graduates, echoing Debbie Millman’s fantastic commencement address on courage and the creative life. Pair with Don’t Go Back to School. (via explore-blog)
There are empty spaces where there used to be bedrooms and living rooms and...– PRESIDENT OBAMA, in remarks from the White House pledging federal aid to Oklahoma in the wake of the deadly tornado. He also asked for relief donations to be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. More details...