Archives for the Date August 4th, 2010

The Six: Courtyard Houses / Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

© Bill TimmermanArchitects: Ibarra Rosano Design Architects Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA Principals-in-charge: Luis Ibarra, Teresa Rosano Structural Engineer: Caruso Turley Scott Developer: Dreamspace, LLC. Contractor: Repp Design + Construction, In…

We’ve angered another crackpot

Uh-oh. Seed Media has received some demands from Robert Lanza, MD, Scientist, Theoretician, Genius, Renegade Thinker. He wants us to take down a few posts by Orac and myself. I guess he doesn’t like being compared to Grandpa Simpson, or seeing disagree…

Bachelor’s Jam: Preserving Fresh Summer Fruits with Booze

[Flickr: vavroom]

Between the many varieties of pickles and preserves, there are plenty of ways to capture the bright flavors of summer fruits for enjoyment during the colder, darker months. But as Toby Cecchini noted last week on the New York Times…

Q-Link Mini – Complete Crock of Techo-Woo Bullshit

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This looks like a bunch of bullshit to me.
Help your body tune out the electromagnetic frequencies coming from your devices

With phone calls to make, e-mails to write and noise to tune out, we are constantly connected …

NPR is a faith-based organization

I blame Barbara Bradley Hagerty — or at least, she is the face of religious inanity at NPR. She has a new piece up titled Christian Academics Cite Hostility On Campus, and does she have any evidence for this claim? None at all. Actually, she has evid…

Little Red Cabin Plans August Sale

Alfred the designer and builder of the Little Red Cabin in Colorado is offering a special August Sale to celebrate the end of Summer.
Normally $149.95 the price for the plans for the month of August, 2010. the Sale price will be $99.95 plus your choice…

Falero’s The Departure of the Witches

Today’s art history appreciation moment: The Departure of the Witches, 1878, by Luis Ricardo Falero.

Westerners’ gut microbes make them sick

Researchers compared the intestinal microbes of healthy children in Burkina Faso with those of healthy Italian children and found that the African kids had significantly more bacteria associated with lean people and less bacteria associated with ob…

Recovering gold from old circuit boards

Nice “picture story!”…
Today, we’re going to show you how we recovered the gold from old motherboards using do-it-yourself methods. Please note: The chemicals used in this demonstration are extremely dangerous, especially in the concentration…

Four People Living in 180 Square Feet

Kay alerted me to this neat article about four people living in 180 square feet mostly on weekends that she discovered over at apartment therapy.
Tammy, John, Sam, Will, and their dog Dobbs from Gambier Island, British Columbia, Canada, armed with a ha…