The Venus Project
The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation
in which human beings, technology and nature will be able to
coexist in a long term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium
Project Reason is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. The foundation draws on the talents of prominent and creative thinkers in a wide range of disciplines to encourage critical thinking and erode the influence of dogmatism, superstition, and bigotry in our world.
Mohamed Morsi has been sworn in by Egypt’s highest court as the country’s first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was toppled 16 months ago.
He took the oath on Saturday before the Supreme Constitutional Court in their courthouse near the Nile River built to resemble an ancient Egyptian temple.
Anonymous Street Artist Adds Photoshop Toolbar to H&M Billboards
Last week an unknown street artist pasted Photoshop toolbars to several H&M billboards in Hamburg, Germany. The humourous adbust was spotted by blogger I’m Not Alex Bogusky on Tumblr. The ads in question show bikini-clad Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana, who is no doubt beautiful but certainly not this bronze…
But everyone knows photos (especially for the fashion and beauty industry) are touched up and manipulated don’t they? Regardless, it’s worth a chuckle and it’s interesting to see the ascent of Photoshop which is synonymous with digital editing and photo manipulation.
2 Billion dollars have been spent defending the Catholic church
The Catholic church has been riddled with sexual abuse controversy for decades. Accusations and lawsuits against the clergy impact the church’s reputation, causing upset among church members. The abuse cases have cost approximately $3 billion and spurred changes in how the church addresses sexual abuse accusations.
Earlier this year the US government seized MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom’s assets after his website was accused of facilitating copyright infringement. The New Zealander’s home was raided, his website taken down and he was taken into custody. However, New Zealand courts have ruled that the raid was illegal and search warrants were too vague. RT’s Web Producer, Andrew Blake, brings us more on Dotcom’s case.
Egg Implant Allows Post-Menopause Pregnancy
Older women can now get pregnant after menopause with the help of a method of test-tube fertilization that bypasses one of the seemingly absolute barriers of biology.
With this technique, doctors remove eggs from a healthy donor, fertilize them in a lab dish with sperm and then implant them in the infertile woman’s womb.
The scoop is dead and deserves to be
I was just asked about CNN’s, Fox’s, and others’ screw-ups with the announcement of the Supreme Court health decision in the context of process journalism. I disagreed with the characterization.
The Cost of US Police Brutality During Protests
Major US cities have paid $55 million for police criminality against activists.