Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Aug 17

Today’s Quote:

“Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.”

— Chinese Proverbs

Today’s Most Important Stories, Information & Links:

Eight Marks Of A Mind-Control Cult
Scientology Escapee Tells Skeptics’ Group How It’s Done (Village Voice)
Scientology on PulseScientology on NHNE Mothership
New Computer Techniques To Analyze Historic Hebrew And Arabic Documents (Science Blog)
Climate, Culture, and Consciousness: Growing Green by Corey W. deVos
As Arctic Ocean Warms, Megatonnes Of Methane Bubble Up (New Scientist)
NHNE on Climate Change (news feed, primers, videos, authoritative websites, skeptic-watch websites, blogs, reports)
Brain Activity In Nondual Meditators & Alzheimer’s Sufferers “Strikingly Similar” (Tricycle)
Tweets are 40% pointless babble, 37% conversation, 10% promotion/spam, 9% useful info (BBC News)
Super Models Without Makeup (Trend Hunter)
Dove Evolution (& Parodies)
Contemplating Oneness: The Neuroscience Of Meditation (ScienceLine)
America’s 10 Brainiest States (U.S. News & World Report)
Physical Inactivity “The Biggest Public Health Problem Of The 21st Century” (Medical News Today)
2009 State of the Future Report
Thai Elephant Takes 1st Steps With Artificial Leg (AP)
Hackers Put Social Networks Such As Twitter In Crosshairs (PC World)

Today’s Recommended Book:

Dream Work: Techniques For Discovering The Creative Power In Dreams by Jeremy Taylor

Today’s Video: Hans Rosling Shows The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen

You’ve never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing world.” To view the Top 10 TED videos on Pulse, go here.

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