The Only Thing That Can Stop This Asteroid is Your... →
kmackay: Sure, we’ve got dozens of astronauts, physicists, and demolitions experts. I’ll be damned if we didn’t try to train our best men for this mission. But just because they can fly a shuttle and understand higher-level astrophysics doesn’t mean they can execute a unique mission like this. Anyone can learn how to land a spacecraft on a rocky asteroid flying through space at twelve miles per...
In the long view, no nation is healthier than its children, or more prosperous...– President Harry Truman, on signing the 1946 National School Lunch Act (via kate barney) (via growbots) (via verticaltheory)
Obama close, but not quite right, on technology... →
What President Obama said at the Hampton University Graduation: “You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads, and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — information...