Saturday, 2 May 2009

Daily Link Splurge

Daily Link Splurge

Why Invasive Plants Take Over

Posted: 02 May 2009 11:20 AM PDT

New research shows that two key causes of plant invasion--escape from natural enemies, and increases in plant resources--act in concert. This result helps to explain the dramatic invasions by exotic plants occurring worldwide. It also indicates that global change is likely to exacerbate invasion by exotic plants.

Future to be very exciting, says Head of Google's University

Posted: 02 May 2009 11:00 AM PDT

The head of Google's new university, Ray Kurzweil believes the advance of technology will solve the energy crisis, upgrade the human genome and even lead to everlasting life - no wonder he is so optimistic.

Klaus Kinski incredible Jesus rantings-master of expression

Posted: 02 May 2009 09:24 AM PDT

(11 votes - 3 comments - 164 views)
Klaus Kinski, the mad and brilliant german actor famously went on a tour in the 70s to deconstruct his own image, and accuse his fans of objectifying him. Make of this what you will, but I dont think you really need to know what he is saying. This is raw stuff.

From a you tube post: "He talks about the 'true nature' of jesus. - That it is hard and complicated to be a real truthful and good person. -
The people who try to disturb him are christians trying to deny his words and say that jesus is gentle and merciful.

Most important quote:
"I'm not the official Church-Christ, who is accepted by policemen, bankers, judges, executioneers, officers, chruch-heads, politicians and other representatives of the powers that be. - I'm not your super-star!"

Why Do We Dream? - BBC Horizon

Posted: 02 May 2009 08:57 AM PDT

(12 votes - 0 comments - 217 views)

The Whale Galaxy

Posted: 02 May 2009 07:50 AM PDT


The Whale Galaxy

Posted: 02 May 2009 06:06 AM PDT

The Whale Galaxy NGC 4631 is a big beautiful spiral galaxy. Seen edge-on, it lies only 25 million light-years away in the well-trained northern constellation Canes Venatici. The galaxy's slightly distorted wedge shape suggests to some a cosmic herring and to others its popular moniker, The Whale Galaxy. Either way, it is similar in size to our own Milky Way. In this gorgeous color image, the galaxy's yellowish core, dark dust clouds, bright blue star clusters, and red star forming regions are easy to spot. A companion galaxy, the small elliptical NGC 4627, is just above the Whale Galaxy. Out of view, off the lower edge of the picture lies another distorted galaxy, hockey stick-shaped NGC 4656. The distortions and mingling trails of gas and dust detected at other wavelengths suggest that all three galaxies have had close encounters with each other in their past. The Whale Galaxy is also known to have spouted a halo of hot gas glowing in x-rays.

New Rules 5/1/09 - Real Time With Bill Maher

Posted: 02 May 2009 04:24 AM PDT

(13 votes - 0 comments - 178 views)

Exclusive Video of Virgin Galactic’s Test Flight

Posted: 02 May 2009 03:20 AM PDT got its mitts on the first official cockpit video and other footage from the recent test of Virgin Mothership Eve at the Scaled Composites skunkworks operation in sunny SoCal.

Mythbusters- Lego Ball FULL Version

Posted: 01 May 2009 11:01 PM PDT

(15 votes - 1 comment - 306 views)
The Mythbusters test out the viral video of a giant Lego ball being tumbled down a street!

OK, You asked for the Full thing - Here it is...!!!

Forbidden Koala Love

Posted: 01 May 2009 10:22 PM PDT

(10 votes - 3 comments - 277 views)
Perhaps not all koalas have pouches... From The Hour's Best Story Ever