Just yesterday I paid $4.09/gallon for 87 octane gas in Baltimore. Many people, lured into buying bloated, inefficient cars, trucks, and SUVs made and marketed by Detroit, are now feeling similar pains in the wallet. An ABC news story suggests that gas may soon cost $7/gallon.
But it is not just the high price of gas that is causing concern. All across the U.S., hundreds of thousands of people are losing their homes . . . → Read More: Review: The Trillion Dollar Meltdown
Human’s have it pretty good. Unlike, say, the koala, which only has to consider which eucalyptus tree to climb in order to have yet another meal of eucalyptus leaves, humans are omnivores, able to make a meal from a variety of plants, animals, and fungi. This has, in part, allowed humans to live in all parts of the world – from the humid tropics of the jungle, to the dry, sandy deserts of the . . . → Read More: Choosing What to Eat: the Omnivore’s Dilemma
If you’ve ever wanted to combine staying healthy with literature, then you might want to consider walking, biking, swimming, or rowing to Rivendell.
Here’s the idea: Karen Fonstad (sadly, when writing up this post, I saw that Karen died in 2005 due to complications from breast cancer) reverse-engineered the route Frodo and Company took on their way to Rivendell in her book The Atlas of Middle-Earth. For example: . . . → Read More: Fitness on the Road to Rivendell
If you are interested in quality, intelligent entertainment, then you might want to check out the series Numb3rs, available on DVD or by individual episode download.
The series depicts an FBI agent who is helped by his mathematics whiz brother in solving crimes – kind of like CSI with equations rather than microscopes. But don’t let the equations scare you off – the conflict caused by the two different methods of problem . . . → Read More: The Numbers Behind Numb3rs