Either Harrison Ford is in on the trick or David Blaine is God. Ninety seconds. You do not want to miss this.
According to this — and a letter signed by 70 scientists — a lot of the games being sold as “fitness programs for your brain,” like Luminosity, are not effective. Digital snake oil. Which is good news for me, because long-time readers know I’m an investor in Posit Science, whose brain fitness program has been shown in peer-reviewed studies to work well.
Thanks to Tom Stolze for the link to this brief look into the outer reaches of space. It is one of those things I can’t begin to comprehend. To say that Earth is a speck of dust in the greater scheme of things is all but infinitely to overstate our physical presence — and makes our tiny space ship, and the nanosecond of geological time it has hosted us, all the more miraculous. What a responsibility to our forebears and offspring not to muck it up. Please vote!
And have a great weekend.
Quote of the Day
In 1992, more was spent on legal fees in California [$16.3 billion] than on auto repairs, funerals, tanning salons, one-hour photo finishing, videotape rentals, detectives and armored car guards, bug exterminators, laundry, haircuts, day care, shoe repairs and septic tank cleaning combined.~Census Bureau survey, as reported in the LA Times
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