Saturday, November 30, 2013
"In the name of love" Photo by Goran Mehkek
Croatia will have a referendum on Sunday to vote on anti-gay marriage. The ruling parties have called publicly to vote against it, opposing the conservative group In The Name of Family (U ime obitelji) that wants to impose a definition in the Constitution that marriage is a union between a man and a woman.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Here are some eye-popping photos of massive structures in transit.
Things We Love This Month
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Full list of Forbes' top 10 box office turkeys of 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Washable Keyboard one of the toughest on the market.
And it really plays on a gramophone!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
“I was looking at many scans, scans of murderers mixed in with schizophrenics, depressives and other, normal brains,” he says. “Out of serendipity, I was also doing a study on Alzheimer’s and as part of that, had brain scans from me and everyone in my family right on my desk.”
“I got to the bottom of the stack, and saw this scan that was obviously pathological,” he says, noting that it showed low activity in certain areas of the frontal and temporal lobes linked to empathy, morality and self-control. Knowing that it belonged to a member of his family, Fallon checked his lab’s PET machine for an error (it was working perfectly fine) and then decided he simply had to break the blinding that prevented him from knowing whose brain was pictured. When he looked up the code, he was greeted by an unsettling revelation: the psychopathic brain pictured in the scan was his own.
BucephalusWithout his trusted horse Bucephalus, Alexander the Great may have just been Alexander the Mediocre. Though his backstory has a bit of a mythical air to it, Bucephalus was indeed a real horse, and perhaps one of the world’s most famous. As legend has it, the hulking black horse was afraid of his own shadow, and, understanding this, Alexander always made sure to turn the creature’s head toward the sun. This special bond between man and beast meant that when it came time for battle, they were an unstoppable duo. Historians disagree about how he died — either battle wounds or old age — but when he did, Alexander founded a city in his honor and called it Bucephala.
From a horse that conquered the world to a dog that helped a man win the White House, a look at the creatures that most shaped human history.