Tab Sweep

Khan Academy launches a program to teach Computer Science.

Frank Fleming’s FAQ on Christianity for the unbeliever.Since I mostly use a Linux machine or a Mac, I don’t know what Microsoft’s plans are for Window 8 or whatever. But I do know about Bill Gates’ plans for a better toilet.

The World’s Muslims. What do non-Muslims who live in countries with large Muslim populations know?

The survey finds that the vast majority of adult Muslims were raised as Muslims. Nine-in-ten or more in all but four countries surveyed indicate that they had the same faith as children. In South Asia and across the Middle East and North Africa, nearly 100% of adult Muslims surveyed say they were raised in the Islamic faith.

Marriage is a Mess and Homosexuals Didn’t Do It.

Homosexuals didn’t set off the epidemic of divorce in this country. Homosexuals didn’t create the millions of feral children who spend most of their time alone, raising themselves on video games, drugs and interactions with their peers. … We did these things. Marriage is a mess and it was heterosexuals who messed it up.

Lou Xiaoying, the 88 year-old Chinese woman who saved thirty babies abandoned at roadside.

Her youngest son Zhang Qilin — now aged just seven — was found in a dustbin by Lou when she was 82. “Even though I was already getting old I could not simply ignore the baby and leave him to die in the trash. He looked so sweet and so needy. I had to take him home with me,” she said.

Where are you on the global fat scale?
My BMI is in the bottom half of men in this country. That puts me in the top one-fifth world-wide. Except in the Solomon Islands, where I’d fit right in.

Femtosecond Photography: a TED talk about high-speed photography. I used to work at EG&G, a beltway bandit founded by Dr. Edgerton and two of his grad students. They’ve come a long way from shooting a bullet through a playing card.

New words for 2012. They include “f-bomb” and “underwater.” Signs of the times.





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