## How a homeless person spends $100 A YouTuber conducts an experiment worth seeing. A homeless man is given$100 and then followed to see what he does with it, then confronted and questioned about it, including how he came to be homeless. It really is worth … Continue reading

This video from Veritasium is surprisingly interesting, involving visits to a number of the most high-radiation places on Earth, including Chernobyl, Fukushima, and an airliner in flight. It also builds up to a shocker of an ending, so if you … Continue reading

## The year in science

From the American Association for the Advancement of Science, here are ten areas of notable scientific development for 2014: Link: http://youtu.be/3o9rsq3TYQk For more, see this article from the December 19 issue of Science. by … Continue reading

## Colbert interviews Smaug

Another one you’ve probably already seen, but just in case: The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive   There’s also a coda: The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video … Continue reading

## Elf-dwarf pas de deux in honor of the final Hobbit film

In honor of tomorrow’s U.S. release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five CGI Armies, here’s a rerun of something I previously posted a few years ago. To celebrate the culmination of Peter Jackson’s six-film cycle, Gimli Gloinsson finds … Continue reading

## Phil Plait’s suggested reading/viewing on climate change

Over at the Bad Astronomy blog, astronomer and writer Phil Plait has a good post on the subject of climate change that’s worth reading. He particularly recommends this short (6 minutes and 30 seconds) video from PBS Digital Studios’ It’s … Continue reading

## Sen. John McCain on the torture report

I don’t always agree with Arizona Senator John McCain, but I certainly agree with what he has to say here. McCain was himself on the receiving end of torture, and he’s aware of something that the naive tend to overlook: … Continue reading

## MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” reports furry news

In the unlikely event you haven’t already seen this… The apparently intentional release of chlorine gas a furry convention (see the Chicago Tribune’s news story and Wikipedia’s explanation of furry fandom) led to an evacuation of the con hotel and … Continue reading