People don't like death. They fear it. They'll do anything they can to avoid thinking about it.It's one of the reasons religion is so powerful. Because you never really die when there's a wonderful afterlife awaiting you... Religion, in many ways, functions as a defense mechanism against fear of death. Show More Summary
Dag that dissonant and stark vocal sound gets the skin tingling in the night’s sky. Whether it’s questionable serene like Hey Mother Death or as energetic as Jay Crocker’s (a.k.a. Joyful Talk) remix abilities, there’s a charming quality to patient and closely scaled – nearly monotone notes – in a singer. Show More Summary
Reuters says: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday U.S. military threats made in the last few days may scupper nuclear talks as Tehran and six major world powers try to meet a June 30 deadline for a final d...
This post is brought to you by The Verizon Powerful Answers Award. The program seeks ideas that leverage cutting-edge technology to create solutions that deliver social good. Bootstrapping your idea is great. But do you know what would be even better? Bootstrapping your idea with a million dollars in the bank. Show More Summary
Storms are capable of paralyzing entire cities. Only recently, in the first week of April, large parts of Germany were deprived of power due to hurricane-force winds. Rail services were cancelled, elevators were blocked, and computer screens went blank. Show More Summary
Three journalism students at conservative Texas Christian University in Fort Worth have created a powerful documentary about the intersection of homosexuality and faith. "Faithfully Gay: A Documentary" begins with clips from a hateful sermon by Donnie Romero, pastor of Stedfast...
Elon Musk extols the virtues of battery power in an evening press conference.
Sofía Vergara admitted she was too tired to deal with always-energetic host Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night's Tonight Show. But ever the professional, Vergara teamed up with Fallon to power through her first game of Catchphrase against...Show More Summary
When Crane took the helm of NRG in 2003 the company was a motley agglomeration of aging power plants spread across the country. Crane's challenge: craft a unified vision for a disjointed company.
If Prime Minister David Cameron returns to power, Britain will most likely hold a referendum on whether to withdraw from the European Union.
Drawing power is a major point of success in today’s combat-sports landscape. The Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao fight proves just how important stars are at this point in time. With that in mind, the Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to work to build their roster big names. Show More Summary
Long regarded as the father of Taiwan’s chip design industry, Tsai Ming-Kai had a unflattering nickname, “King of the Bandit Phones”, since MediaTek mainly powered low-end mobile phones. Today, as the biggest supplier for China’s smart phones, MediaTek is moving up market to challenge Qualcomm.
When you’re looking to grow your company, one important priority is getting your company name in front of as many people as possible. Advertising is one way to do that, but consumers don’t trust it and it costs a significant amount of money. However, there is another way... The “Powered By” [...]
Apple yesterday gave a few interesting details on something it's calling "Applebot", the company's in-house web crawler that is used to help power services like Siri and Spotlight on iOS and OS X platforms (via Apple Insider). In the...Show More Summary
In this extract from Occupy, Noam Chomsky looks at the gap between political and public economic priorities, and the next steps for grassroots movements if they want to wield back their power.
Alfred State’s 1953 Dodge Power Wagon at the Toyota Green Grand Prix. Photos courtesy Mike Ronan. When one compiles a list of the ideal pre-1972 vehicles to drive the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race Presented by Hagerty, traversing Route 66 from Kirkwood, Missouri, to Santa Monica, California, a 1953 Dodge Power Wagon wrecker probably […]
While most historic moments can't be condensed into a single quote, and global leaders' actions have often proved more important than their rhetoric, there are also many instances in the past where the power of words has been abundantly...Show More Summary
Wind power is on a roll in the U.S. despite a fickle Congress and the machinations of Big Coal and Big Gas to keep all the subsidies for themselves. And one of the world’s most successful investors, Warren Buffett, has noticed.
How to build an effective online store? Well it is not a big deal nowadays, as you can find a developer who will design the entire site from scratch. But it is not the best option if you are short on money. It is pointless to spend several...Show More Summary
ISIS and its allies are reportedly gaining more ground against Syria's army. Syrian President Bashar al Assad made a rare public appearance, saying there are gains and losses in any war. Charlie Rose spoke with Samantha Power, the American Ambassador to the United Nations, on his PBS program.