July 26, 2010 Taiwan Loves Sarah Palin Taiwan CG News Reports: Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been riding high lately, thanks to strong support from the Tea Party movement. This has led to a lot of speculation over whether she'll consider running in the presidential election once again in 2012 — this time on the top of the ticket.
July 23, 2010 Touchable Holograms Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed 3D holograms that can be touched. Before now, holograms couldn't be felt because they're made of light. But the new technology adds tactile feedback to holograms hovering in 3D space.
July 22, 2010 David Mitchell deals with Climate Change David discusses why tackling climate change is always presented to us by people who either tell us off or patronisingly try to convince us that tackling it is "cool" or "fun", when actually it's just something we have to do, because of facts.
July 20, 2010 Total Solar Eclipse From Argentina On Sunday, 2010 July 11, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth's southern Hemisphere. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow crossed the South Pacific Ocean where it made no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Easter Island (Isla de Pascua). The path of totality ended just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The Moon's penumbral shadow produced a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America.
July 15, 2010 Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics on Drugs File this one under “Hysterical Reactionary Government and Media.” According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, listening to droning sounds on the internet is the equivalent of a gateway drug.Following up on this story, a local newsaganecy reported that "this alarming new trend”… it's called i-dosing” involves “websites luring kids with free downloads of so-called digital drugs. Parents really need to listen up on this one." My hysterical reactionary reaction? First they came for Trance. Then they came for Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt.
July 12, 2010 Harvey Pekar — 1939 - 2010 Called the Mark Twain of comic books, Harvey Pekar, author of the graphic novel American Splendor was found dead today in his Cleveland Heights home. Pekar and his wife, Joyce Brabner, wrote Our Cancer Year, a book-length comic, after Pekar was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 1990 and underwent a grueling treatment. Here, Pekar talks in 2007 about his life and the future of his expanding and evolving medium.
July 5, 2010 Major League Eating Turmoil Ex-eating champion Takeru Kobayashi was arrested at Nathan's July Fourth hot dog-eating contest. Kobayashi, who's currently living in New York, had refused to sign a contract with Major League Eating. Major League Eating issued a statement calling Kobayashi's actions "inappropriate and unfortunate."
July 1, 2010 David Mitchell Worries About His Authenticity David worries about his authenticity as he tries to avoid the linguistic mantraps the English have used to trip one another up for centuries. Should it be "valett" or "valay"? Lounge or living room? Sweet or dessert?