Cockroach bread might feed world’s population in the future

When organizations turn a blind eye to sexual harassment in the workplace, how many people need to take a stand before the behavior is no longer seen as normal?

According to a new paper published to be published tomorrow in Science (link is external), there is a quantifiable answer: roughly 25% of people need to take a stand before large-scale social change occurs. This idea of a social tipping point applies to standards in the workplace, and any type of movement or initiative.


Online, people develop norms about everything from what type of content is acceptable to post on social media, to how civil or uncivil to be in their language. We have recently seen how public attitudes can and do shift on issues like gay marriage, gun laws, or race and gender equality, as well as what beliefs are or aren’t publicly acceptable to voice.
Good Movies Ninja
Posted by bear in entertainment 3 years ago

Not all films are movies and not all movies are films. This list is a list of the best movies in the last three years. They are sorted from best to worst, though all of them share extraordinary qualities in film making.

Cinesift
Posted by bear in entertainment 3 years ago

Cinesift brings together Netflix, Amazon Prime, Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, Letterboxd and Metacritic data to help you find movies super fast.

Reality Editor
Posted by bear in blinded by science 3 years ago

the Reality Editor, a smartphone app that lets users pair just about any object to another. The augmented reality app shows the unseen wires of the digital world and makes it easy to draw new connections that create new functionality.

For example, you can point the camera of your smartphone at a knob, and the app will display its functionality. Then you can drag and drop that functionality to an object like a light. Once the connection is created, you can turn the knob and the light will turn on or off. You’ve created an impromptu light switch.

Bowery Boys Podcast
Posted by bear in history 3 years ago

New York City history is America’s history. It’s the hometown of the world, and most people knows its familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it?

The Bowery Boys, Greg Young and Tom Meyers, have lived in New York for the past 20 years and have been curious about the city since the day they arrived. Join them for a fun take on history, a “romp down the back alleys of New York City.”

Two guys talking about history, usually focused upon a place, person or event (e.g., Penn Station, the Boy Mayor of New York or the Great Fire of 1835). Some shows are just Greg expounding upon smaller subjects and are usually 20-25 minutes. And there are occasional guest hosts as wel

Play the Album, Burn the Film: 20 Great Soundtracks From Bad Movies

Hangover
Posted by bear in just add bacon 3 years ago

So you overdid it last night, and now you have a raging hangover. It happens. You probably have a favorite remedy, whether it's pinching a few Midol from your girlfriend's stash or chasing last night's binge with a bit of the hair of the dog.

But not every hangover is created equal, which is why we've put together this handy guide of foods to cure whatever kind of hangover is causing your suffering.

Jerry takes President Barack Obama for a spin in a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe but finds it hard to spirit the leader of the free world off the White House grounds.

Using artificial intelligence software similar to Apple's Siri, a Singapore company has developed a somewhat off-putting humanoid robot to be used in office settings.

Dubbed Nadine, the android boasts an eerie human-like appearance and the ability to display different emotions based on her interactions.

Although this may sound delightful to some, one aspect of Nadine that seems bound to be a problem is that they also gave her the ability to get angry!

In the video above, one brave reporter tempts fate by declaring "you are horrible" and "I hate you" to the android.

Fortunately for the reporter, Nadine merely replies with confusion rather than aggression ... for now.

Why any company would want to give a humanoid robot the ability to become ill-tempered is a question we'll likely be pondering sometime after the robot apocalypse.

Vegan Black Metal Chef
Posted by bear in it's the arts 3 years ago
Vegan Black Metal Chef combines his passions for vegan cooking and making metal music to create an awesomely unlikely combination that is informative, hilarious, and enlightening.  
As a Vegan for approximately 13 years, a musician for 10 years, his quest to make awesomely amazing food, music, and blasphemy has culminated into a modern sensation.  
 
His website contains vegan cooking instruction that focuses on cooking concepts rather than strict recipes, a series of YouTube videos that focus on single dishes as well as whole meal ideas, seeks to answer the question "what do vegans eat" set to a self made and recorded soundtrack of Black Metal music with comedy thrown in. The website also seeks to introduce people to bringing consciousness to their lives and all of their actions.  
 
Check out the youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/VeganBlackMetalChef  
In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga  
Well trained Dogs
Posted by bear in blinded by science 3 years ago
talk about an Alpha
wild and crazy predator shield demo with dakota the bear for the hit show Sekai No Hatte Madde Itte Q! (translated: Riddles at the Ends of the Earth!)
Parking Box
Posted by bear in destinations 3 years ago
New Canine “Parking” Boxes Mean Never Tying Your Dog Outside A Store Again