Monthly Archives: June 2009

Roll your own neon

Via Photojojo – Painting with light Painting with light is a fun technique that gives great results. It is called painting with light because this is what you are actually doing while taking the shot – painting with light. You … Continue reading

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Roll your own neon

Via Photojojo – Painting with light Painting with light is a fun technique that gives great results. It is called painting with light because this is what you are actually doing while taking the shot – painting with light. You … Continue reading

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Electric Madelines

First Image of a Memory Being Made For the first time, an image of a memory being made at the cellular level has been captured by scientists. The image shows that proteins are created at connections between brain cells when … Continue reading

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“Americans who spent the past week transfixed by the brutal shooting of Neda Soltan and related horrifying events in Iran may be astonished to learn the following…”

— Roger Simon This is how our state department reacts to recent atrocities in Iran The United States said Monday its invitations were still standing for Iranian diplomats to attend July 4 celebrations at US embassies despite the crackdown on … Continue reading

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Turning the tables on the Westboro Baptist Church

Brilliant!! Manhattan synagogue makes $10G off of Westboro Baptist Church protest BY Erin Einhorn and Irving Dejohn DAILY NEWS WRITERS A Manhattan synagogue turned a visit from hate-spewing demonstrators into a lucrative fund-raiser Sunday. Leaders of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, … Continue reading

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Three reasons to be optimistic about the Iranian protests

#1 Strength in numbers: In countries like Iran, there is strength in numbers, even if most citizens are unarmed. Like most totalitarian kleptocracies in the Middle East, the Iranian government keeps tabs on citizens through the use of citizen-spies. Neighbors … Continue reading

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What gave so many ordinary citizens such courage?

Via the Times Online What gave so many ordinary citizens the courage not only to speak out after years of fear, but to take to the streets in numbers not seen since Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Shah in 1979? And … Continue reading

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