Customers can legally buy as many weapons as they want in Arizona as long as...– You have to be 21 to buy beer, though, because beer is dangerous. This via your morning must-read, Katherine Eban’s investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal—and why basically everything we’ve been told about it is wrong. (via motherjones)
It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairings we have postulated...– The final closing sentence in Francis Crick and James Watson’s epoch-making paper on the structure of DNA
If women are ever to achieve real equality as leaders, then we have to stop...– Anne-Marie Slaughter, Why Women Still Can’t Have It All, The Atlantic Magazine (via mas-alla)
It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political...– Chief Justice John Roberts
In a society in which individualism is becoming rampant, people more and more...– Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life
Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be...– Tea Bagger Senator Rand Paul, who apparently failed every Civics and American History class he ever took.
Don’t let the New York Times article about the brilliant success of Wellesley...– from Nora Ephron’s 1996 Commencement Speech at Wellesley College (via nightswimming)
Scientists Create Wi-Fi That Can Transmit Seven... →
kateoplis: American and Israeli researchers have used twisted vortex beams to transmit data at 2.5 terabits per second. As far as we can discern, this is the fastest wireless network ever created — by some margin. This technique is likely to be used in the next few years to vastly increase the throughput of both wireless and fiber-optic networks. These twisted signals use orbital angular...
I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go.– Neil Gaiman (via: FRENCHTOUCHX )
We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills, critical thinking skills...– The Texas Republican 2012 platform, which officially opposes teaching students “critical thinking skills.” Read 4 more of the Texas GOP’s craziest policies.
I really hate it when I’m watching a show on my computer on full screen and then...– Hank Green [x] (via identify-my-dreams)
If you want to kiss someone and that person wants to kiss you back, that is...– John Green (via learntolovemyselfagain)
All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives...– George Orwell, on writing. (via theatlantic)
chutesdimages: OTHELLO from SOLO PIANO II. Presented in PIANOVISION (by Chilly Gonzales) Chutes d’Images : and do not miss this full improvisational piano battle versus Jean-François Zygel.
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