It is longer than Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall taken together. It is over a thousand years older than the Great Wall of China as we know it today. It is of more solid construction than its ancient Chinese counterparts. It is the greatest monument of its kind between central Europe and China and it may be the longest brick, or stone, wall ever built in the ancient world. This wall is known as ‘The Great Wall of Gorgan’ or ‘the Red Snake’. An international team of archaeologists has been at work on the snakelike monument and here they report on their findings.
Our universe is perfectly tailored for life. That may be the work of God or the result of our universe being one of many.
Ugly-Fishbone
Posted by lagbnaft in gadgets 9 years ago
Atelier Yanagi - Los Angeles based product design firm focusing on sports equipment- has its unique design philosophy. Loving nature and surfing, Mr. Yanagisawa, the owner of Atelier Yanagi is now trying to invent 100% recyclable surfboard with performance and safety.  
 
Since its success in developing "Ugly-Fishbone", a PET&Balsa-wood structured hybrid "sustainable" surfboard, Atelier Yanagi has been secretively undertaking a unidentified project named "SSB" or "SLB", which infers next generation surfboard design. Mr. Yanagi has kept it secret what the code name "SSB" or "SLB" stand for, but a few close friend whisper that the first "S" may stand for "Sustainable". Atelier Yanagi’s secretive activities hopefully would be discovered through this website in a little way down the road.  
 
A clear surfboard.
Swiss Chocolate Knife
Posted by lagbnaft in just add bacon 9 years ago
Here’s Swiss Army knife which you can eat. This Swiss Chocolate Knife is made of the finest Swiss chocolate and it is filled with hazelnut praline. Featuring the Victorinox Swiss Army logo, this fine confection is modeled after the Swiss Army Spartan multitool.
A copyright call to arms
Posted by lagbnaft in the wired 9 years ago
In the era of peer-to-peer file sharing, on-demand television and easy copying of video games and movies, Canadians often take for granted the availability and ease of using digital media. It's hard not to: the sheer amount of digital content available online is astonishing. For many, the Web is a black box that provides us with what we want, when we want it.  
 
But with a new session of parliament a week away, a host of proposed changes to copyright legislation threaten to tip the legal balance further in favour of those who sell and disseminate cultural content, rather than everyone who consumes it.  
 
As one example, under legislation sponsored by the Conservatives in the last parliament Canadians could be fined $500 for the downloaded songs on their computer. Thanks to our existing laws, no Canadians have been taken to court for downloading music, but, as customers, we have suffered from increasingly invasive measures taken by those who hold the rights to digital material. Companies aim to limit how many times we can install a song or piece of software, check to ensure that our music was purchased legally and may even track the websites we visit.
Forget planes, trains or automobiles - if Joan Pick wants to go anywhere, she runs. And she eats nothing but raw food. Is her lifestyle extreme or the future we must all face up to?
They aren't monkeys and they don't really fly, but the story of flying lemurs just got twice as interesting. Genetic material has revealed that one species of the acrobatic primate is really three.  
 
Called colugos, flying lemurs aren't even really lemurs, but they are excellent gliders. A membrane of skin transforms its body into a flat parachute and allows colugos to soar over long distances of up to 450 feet from treetop to treetop. These mammals are the closest living relatives to primates (humans are primates too), having diverged from that group about 86 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous.
Cells have been successfully engineered in the laboratory to overcome one of HIV's most effective defence mechanisms, say researchers.  
 
The immune system cells, created by UK and US scientists, can lock on to HIV, even after it has mutated to throw them off the scent.
A spur-of-the-moment decision to buy a wolf cub changed Mark Rowlands’s life. From that moment on he found human company never quite matched up.
A film to educate and amaze your friends, family, and community. WHY HAVE SOME people (described hereafter as the "Thought Police") incessantly attacked revisionist historians (meaning historians who question the Establishment version of events, and who use research, scientific tests, and original documents to more closely approach the truth) of all different backgrounds (from Gentiles, to Jews, to Christians, to Muslims, to freethinkers, to Whites, to Arabs, etc.) in some of the most horrible ways imaginable? The Thought Police have not just merely suppressed the revisionists' findings by boycotting them, but have also censored them by promoting laws to make their honest findings punishable by jail time. They have committed arson against the revisionists. They have committed murder. They have thrown acid on revisionists' faces, beat them, destroyed their homes, and engaged in other acts of mayhem. Ernst Zundel was taken away from his American wife, with whom he was living in the hills of Tennessee, and thrown in American, Canadian, and German dungeons. He was imprisoned without charge for three years and is now on trial in Germany for questioning the Holocaust story. Germar Rudolf, a PhD-level chemist, was also taken away from his wife and their child in Illinois -- and deported to Germany to stand trial for daring to publish scientific findings that cast doubt on WWII Jewish claims. David Irving, a best-selling author and world-renowned historian, was just sentenced to three years in jail in Austria for uttering merely one single sentence 15 years ago! The Thought Police will stop at nothing to silence these brave men. We truly do live in Orwellian Times.
Rasa Malaysia
Posted by lagbnaft in just add bacon 9 years ago
"Rasa" is a Malay word. Derived from Sanskrit, it means "taste." Rasa Malaysia is a culinary journey through Asia's rich, complex, and intoxicating gastronomic delights--a taste of all the flavors of Asia. Rasa Malaysia launched in July 2006 and has since expanded to general Asian recipes rather than just Malaysian cooking. You can find many Chinese and Southeast Asian recipes on Rasa Malaysia, for example: Thai and Vietnamese. Other ethnic recipes such as Japanese, Indian, and Indonesian recipes are also featured on Rasa Malaysia.  
 
Rasa Malaysia is my online playground: it's the channel I express my passion in Asian food and cooking, and the domain where I express my artistic creativity. It's also a place I document all precious recipes from my family's kitchen.
Vertical limit
Posted by lagbnaft in destinations 9 years ago
Children in a remote part of China ace a hazardous walk to school — because it is halfway up a sheer cliff.  
 
The school in Gulu village, Sichuan province, lies halfway up a mountain and climbing up from the base takes five hours.
Get Your War On
Posted by lagbnaft in strangely funny 9 years ago
Lo-fi vid, funny, funny stuff!
During unconscious facial mimicry, Schilbach discovered, several regions of the brain become active. One of those, the left precentral gyrus, becomes active when people get the urge to move their facial muscles (such as when a song makes them sad). Other regions (the right hippocampus and the posterior cingulate cortex) become active when we have emotional experiences, helping to retrieve emotional memories. Another part of the brain that becomes active during facial mimicry (the dorsal midbrain) relays emotional signals to the rest of the body, bringing on the physical feelings that go along with emotions, like a racing heartbeat.  
 
When humans mimic others’ faces, in other words, we don’t just go through the motions. We also go through the emotions.  
 
Recently Bernhard Haslinger at the Technical University of Munich realized that he could test the facial feedback theory in a new way. He could temporarily paralyze facial muscles and then scan people’s brains as they tried to make faces.
Fall back? Researchers say there's a 5% drop in heart attack deaths after clocks are reset to standard time. But spring forward? That's bad for the pumper.