Friday, June 7: Crazy Blue
So, once again, you have let yourself get involved with some things that you had thought you had given up. Take time today to see what that means for you and to take action to get rid of all of that. You have/you are moving beyond so many things right now. To fall into someone else’s agenda and someone else’s plan is not going to benefit you. This is a tough one, and there can be some equally tough moments today. It is hard to make a change. It is scary to move out of a comfort zone. It is hell to give up the blanket, but you know, you know it has to be done. Do it or not. That is the question. Today present \s you with choice, challenges and opportunities it is up to you to see what you will do with all that.
Architecture Contest Calls for Zombie-Proof Home Designs
Joseph Castro, Life’s Little Mysteries Staff Writer
Date: 18 October 2011 Time: 02:30 PM ET
|The Lifebuoy: a safe haven against zombies, built atop an abandoned oil rig in the Antarctic.
CREDIT: Survival Systems International, 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition
Between diseases, global warming and falling satellites, we have a lot to worry about these days – but let’s not forget about the looming threat of a zombie apocalypse.
To help us prepare for this potential undead disaster, the folks at Architects Southwest, an architecture firm based in Louisiana, have launched the 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition. The organization has tasked artists, architects and other zombie enthusiasts with one goal: Design a haven that can withstand a full-onzombie assault on civilization as we know it.
Design entries so far are varied and imaginative, to say the least. A top contender right now is the Zombie Ranch, a zombie-powered vertical farm. As per the design, humans live in a spiral housing system above ground, safely out of harm’s reach; down below, zombies run around in circles trying to catch hanging bait traps, all the while turning a turbine that provides energy for the humans in the ranch.
Other entries include portable houses that travel through the air by balloon, structures floating atop abandoned oil rigs in the Antarctic and zombie fortresses built into mountain cliffs.
Voting for the contest is now open and ends on Oct. 20
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!
This year, Dragon*Con will be held Labor Day weekend (September 2-5, 2011) in Atlanta, GA.
check out the website: http://www.dragoncon.org/index.php
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This is quite interesting and fun and informative for those of you who are planning a trip to Outer Space:
6 Everyday Things That Happen Strangely in Space
Natalie Wolchover, Life’s Little Mysteries Staff Writer
Date: 19 March 2011 Time: 11:53 AM ET
Welcome to Weightlessness
Watched pots, as they say, never boil. Besides, even if they did, why watch them? You know exactly what boiling water looks like.
But I bet you don’t know what it looks like in outer space.
Here are six everyday occurrences — including the boiling of water — that happen very differently in microgravity, plus explanations as to why.
Starting Today, Comic-Con in San Diego.
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Just what is Manhattanhenge?
By Virginia BrownBBC News Magazine
New Yorkers have witnessed an urban solar phenomenon, with the Sun setting in alignment with the city’s skyscrapers and giving an effect fans say is reminiscent of Wiltshire’s Stonehenge. Welcome to Manhattanhenge.
Twice every year amateur photographers gather in carefully-selected spots to set up tripods and wait to capture the ultimate sunset.
On Wednesday night at 2025 local time (0125 BST), the east-west lying streets of the city’s famous grid system neatly framed the setting sun, creating golden glows New Yorkers rarely see.
During the phenomenon, the Sun appears to be nestled perfectly between the skyscraper corridors, illuminating the north and south sides of the streets.
to read more, go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14150550
Astronauts May Benefit from Red Wine in Orbit
by Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer
Date: 15 July 2011 Time: 04:21 PM ET
|A chemical in red wine could prove beneficial in fighting the health effects of weightlessness.
While the astronauts on NASA’s final shuttle mission right now don’t have a sip of alcohol around, new research suggests it actually might be good for their health.
The study found that red wine could help prevent the ill effects of prolonged weightlessness on the human body.
An ingredient in red wine, called resveratrol, has shown promise protecting against the bone density loss and insulin resistance that can be side effects of flying in space, researchers said. The finding is based on a study of rats held upside down by their hind limbs and tails to simulate weightlessness. The rats fed resveratrol did not develop the adverse symptoms of the other group.
to read more, go to: http://www.livescience.com/15072-red-wine-space-alcohol-astronaut-health.html