Again and again and again, the “free music is the devil” theory doesn’t play out. The most plausible explanation—not to downplay the Internet’s role—is that the album widget, historically, was wildly overpriced, and the labels were lucky they got people to pay close to twenty bucks a pop for so long. (This is not a spitball theory; music executives love to admit this, off the record, and laugh loudly.) — Sasha Frere-Jones on Daft Punk and ‘Random Access Memories’: Music Reviewing in the Leaked-Album Era : The New Yorker (via thisistheverge)
New Orleans - view from my room (Taken with Instagram)
Taken with Instagram
ready for USA vs Jamaica, must win! world cup qualifying. (Taken with Instagram)
Unpublished photos of Silicon Valley Infancy
Misinterpretations of the scientific process -
- Science is a collection of facts.
- Science is complete.
- There is a single Scientific Method that all scientists follow.
- The process of science is purely analytic and does not involve creativity.
And many, many more here: A wonderful resource of what science is, and what science isn’t from Berkeley. Also see this collection of definitions of science from Brain Pickings.
How 3 vaccines can save us $63 billion, in an infographic.
Of course, four could save us more. And five, well that means even more are alive.
Six, seven, eleven? Polio goes to heaven.
Ignorance and fear drive some immunizations to nil, celebrities and parents buck the herd and kill.
meow (by hey_dima)
The Petri Dish = Kickstarter for Science -
Found this cool website just like kickstarter.com where you can fund research projects or get your research projects funded.
via (Tom Bartlett)
Is Psychology About to Come Undone
Target: Drug-resistant bacteria
“Most nanotechnology has been targeted to cancer drug delivery or imaging; not many people have shown interest in using a nanotechnology approach for infectious disease” (via MIT)
50 goals for Fulham. Congrats to Clint!
Best USMNT player (non goalkeeper division) ever?