Word of the Day:
Kakistocracy: Government by the worst people.
New Business Plan
Here's a great business plan: Buy a ton of dressed chickens, slap a label on them that says "Cage Free, Steroid Free, Non-GMO" and sell them at a twice the normal price to the rubes in New York City. It's our little secret that meat chickens are never caged, are always non-GMO, and are never given hormones. Side business: Selling "Non-GMO Eggs".
Sanity in Alaska?
The Obama administration is banning the "sport" shooting of bears and wolves on federal lands in Alaska’s outback in an effort to stop the unethical practices of the state’s game board, practices that former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has touted.
Did Anyone You Know Even Notice?
The Second Congo War, which rages from 2001-2003, has caused 5.4 million deaths, principally through disease and starvation, making it the deadliest conflict worldwide since World War II. The First Congo War, 1996–1997, killed many hundreds of thousands, both both wars are eclipsed by attrocties in the the Congot Free State between 1885 and 1908m, when King Leopold II of Belgium allowed and encourage horrific violence leading to the death of 10-15 million people.
A People Not Yet Civilized
Zara-Jayne Moisey, 25, was gang raped by two British men in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where the local police responded by allowing the alleged rapists to leave the country and then arresting Moisey for criminal extra-marital sex.
Manic Drumming on the Desk
In 2010 Dave Grohl was admitted to hospital due to a drug overdose; he had consumed too much caffeine from coffee while recording a new album with Them Crooked Vultures. He explains: "I was doing Vultures stuff at night, Foo Fighters stuff during the day and I had a newborn at home, so I was sleeping two-three hours a night on an air mattress in a guest bedroom. And yeah, I had too much coffee. I started to get chest pains so I went to the hospital and they told me to stop drinking the coffee."
Using GMO to Hack the First Solar Cell
By hacking photosynthesis production, scientists have figured out a way to boost crop yields by as much as 20 percent. More yields in less time will be a real game changer.