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Symphony of Science: We’re all connected

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 8:03PM UTC

Richard Feynman opens this totally delightful video, The Symphony of Science. Information from the YouTube site: “We Are All Connected” was made from sampling Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, The History Channel’s Universe series, Richard Feynman’s 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye’s Eyes of Nye Series, plus added

Toyota to recall 82,000 Vitz cars in Japan

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 7:12PM UTC

Toyota Motor Corp. will recall more than 82,220 Vitz compact cars in Japan due to a faulty window switch, the transport ministry said Wednesday. The defective window switch could short out due to excessive lubrication, possibly causing it to catch fire, said ministry official Kazumi Furukawa. The ministry has recorded

How the ABC offends

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 5:57PM UTC

In a masterstroke of marketing, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has advised “conservative viewers” not to watch tonight’s episode of John Safran’s Race Relations. I might as well come out here and say that I have enjoyed Safran’s work in the past. While he always sets out to shock, unlike some

Parachuting pussies

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 5:04PM UTC

Naked skydiving isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but the unusual sport does have its well-equipped (nudge, nudge) devotees – slathering up with baby oil is the best way to prevent wind burn, by the way. The photos, which add an extra dimension to the mile high club, are well worth

Chow signs on as gangster in Chinese western

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 1:22PM UTC

After taking on the ancient sage Confucius, Chow Yun-fat has signed on to play an early 20th century gangster in a $19 million Chinese western. The “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” star will appear in Chinese director Jiang Wen’s upcoming movie “Let the Bullets Fly,” Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures said

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