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Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

On January 2, 2011, in Sociology, by eCoylogy
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This is an amazing tool the Census Bureau just created to enable people to tell the demographics of your area based on race, income, housing, and education — amazing! Easy to find demographic information that’s up to date and specific that can be compared to the siting of toxic facilities & pollution of communities.

Bahamas Islands Blue Holes

On January 2, 2011, in Ecology, by eCoylogy
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‘Blue Holes’ are beautifully complex and intricate underwater sinkholes that provide a deeper understanding of everything from geology and water chemistry, to biology, paleontology, archaeology, and even astrobiology—the study of life in the universe. The August 2010 issue of National Geographic did a story on a number of the holes located in the Bahamas and as one explorer put it, ‘I can think of no other environment on Earth that is so challenging to explore and gives us back so much scientifically.’

Interview With Robert Waggoner, Author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway To The Inner Self

On January 2, 2011, in Ontology, by eCoylogy
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Lucid dreaming is the art of becoming conscious while in the dream state. In this day and age if you want to do anything, there’s probably an app for it; but with lucid dreaming, YOU are the app. Want to have a conversation with Albert Einstein? No problem. Fly to the moon? Go for it. When it comes to lucid dreaming, you are limited by nothing but your own imagination.

The Relativity of Wrong

On January 2, 2011, in Ontology, by eCoylogy
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The basic trouble, you see, is that people think that ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ are absolute; that everything that isn’t perfectly and completely right is totally and equally wrong. However, I don’t think that’s so. It seems to me that right and wrong are fuzzy concepts, and I will devote this essay to an explanation of why I think so.

Injecting New Bone

On January 2, 2011, in Biology, by eCoylogy
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[Thomas] Webster has developed a nanomaterial that quickly solidifies at body temperature into a bone-like substance. This week, Brown [University] announced a deal with medical device maker Audax Medical of Littleton, Massachusetts, to further develop the material and launch trials in animals.

Questionable Source: Get Over Your Industrial Complex

On January 2, 2011, in Sociology, by eCoylogy
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In the past, we needed government to solve collection action problems because we, the people, couldn’t communicate with each other. Networked information technologies have changed that. The internet, GPS and mobile phones enable free people to organize solutions to collective action problems more efficiently the government ever could. Properly utilized, existing technologies will enable civil society to reconstitute itself exponentially stronger than ever before, allowing the people to organize their own comprehensive social services faster, better and cheaper than our highly centralized government.

Video: Rotation & Phases of The Moon

On January 2, 2011, in Astronomy, by eCoylogy
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Whenever you look up at the moon, you always see the same side, why? A relatively simple question with a relatively simple answer: the Moon rotates on its axis in the same amount of time it takes to rotate the Earth. If we consider the Sun’s relationship with these two orbits , then we can also understand the different phases of the Moon (new, first quarter, full, last quarter, and the in between phases of crescent and gibbous).

Romesco Sauce

On January 2, 2011, in Gastronomy, by eCoylogy
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I saw this recipe in Jane Lawson’s Spanish Kitchen and was reminded of a meal in Placa Reial. The bar was quite touristy and cheesy, you know the type with the laminated picture menus for foreigners, usually a bad sign but the place was very busy so the food couldn’t be that bad. The sauce on the grilled seafood was this lovely nutty and thick tomato sauce like the romesco sauce.

Yeah! Burger: An Eco-Friendly Burger Joint

On January 2, 2011, in Gastronomy, by eCoylogy
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If you love a good burger, you’ve got to make it over to Yeah! Burger, a burger joint that offers five different burgers, endless toppings and a number of delicious sides. The most flavorful thing about Yeah! Burger is how green it is.

Progessive Book Club

On January 2, 2011, in Books, by eCoylogy
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Books have changed America for good and for ill, and they’ll continue to do so. At PBC [Progressive Book Club], our mission is to find the titles – and ideas – that can change our nation for the better and bring them to the forefront of the national debate. That’s why every month, starting this summer, we’ll bring you the best of biography, history, politics, science, spirituality, and fiction. We’ll showcase new ideas and new authors for a new progressive era. We’ll push back hard against conservative ideology – and help restore intellectual balance and honesty to our political culture.