Archive for 2010/09/29
Tags: Bedouin Soundclash, British Columbia, Canadian Music, Metric, New Music, Vince Vaccaro
Tags: Comedy Central Roast, Greg Giraldo, Greg Giraldo Dead
As if hangnails and Sarah Palin weren’t enough proof that God is a cruel prick, Greg Giraldo died today. The comic, age 44, died in a New Jersery hospital days after being hospitalized for an overdose of prescription medication. The news was first broken by Jim Norton on his Twitter feed and has been since confirmed by TMZ. If you knew him from anywhere, chances are you laughed at at least one of his awesome Comedy Central Roast performances. Very few comedians burned celebrities better than him. Peace brother.
Tags: Derren Brown, Intelligent Design, Jellyfish, The Daily Leopard, Transdifferentiation, Turritopsis nutricula
There is a Jellyfish whose biology allows it to go from a fully mature Medusa, to its polyp stage and back again indefinitely. The Turritopsis nutricula is a small jellyfish with an ability so far unique in the animal kingdom. It is the only known jellyfish to have developed the ability to return to a polyp state. Or basically, reverse its life cycle, then grow up again. This process allows the jellyfish to bypass death. In fact, there may be no natural limit to its life span. The process is called transdifferentiation.
Psychological illusionist Derren Brown talks to the OU’s Nigel Warburton about how personal experiences can be misleading and how people attribute design to objects in the natural world.
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