Shouldn't "fat free" milk cost less than whole milk? Someone or something got your fat, they didn't throw it away. That's just an example. There are tons of stuff that we pay more for to get less. Cholesterol free doesn't come cheap, sugar free cookies cost way more than regular cookies. Carbohydrate free is always more expensive. What do they do with all those extra carbs, is there a giant warehouse of stored carbohydrates? Organic vegetables are pesticide free and we know crop dusters aren't cheap. It seems "healthy" has become a marketing plan, take stuff out, give them less, charge them more.... Read More
It is becoming clear that the various religious lobbies have petitioned their congressmen and senators to dismiss the first clause of the 1st Amendment to the constitution. Often called the Establishment Clause, it is these ten words which attempt to separate the church from the state. In most cases the second clause called the Free Exercise clause protecting religion from the state is more often considered the most important portion of this amendment. However, protecting the state from religion is becoming more and more necessary as scientific achievement brings forth advances which religious... Read More
Amazing Leonid showers are expected to begin tomorrow Saturday 18th around 9 p.m. in Los Angeles(12 a.m. EST).
The Leonids are prolific showers composed of the dusty debris of the comet Temple-Tuttle which orbits the Sun at 33 year intervals. The resulting shooting stars got their names from the fact that they seem to stream from a precise point in the sky: the constellation Leo.
This event is not unusual and actually occurs every year around the week of November 17th, but Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, is expecting this year's Leonids to be stronger than usual:... Read More
Microsoft's answer to the iPod is coming out Tuesday November 14th in the US (scheduled for release in 2007 in Europe). With the Playstation 3 and the Wii coming out, the end of this year 2006 is definitely high-tech.
It took Microsoft 5 years to react to the Apple's iPod, but the wait is now over: the Zune is here.
The highly anticipated MP3 player will offer a 30GB hard drive, WiFi connectivity, and a very large 3.0" screen to watch movies, TV shows or music videos. The Zune will also feature an FM tuner, something missing from all the iPods.
The device itself is slightly larger and bulkier... Read More
Stress hurts. As Iâ€™ve discussed in a previous article, it may be from heartache through some type of break up, whether it is ending a long term friendship, an intimate relationship or maybe itâ€™s pain from loosing a loved one. But other types of physical effects can come from other types of stress. The pain may feel different, like a tension headache, muscle strain, insomnia, or tightened airways from dealing with moving or changing jobs. Thereâ€™s a variety of situations life will throw at you, good and bad, but stress is surely intertwined in a fair amount of it. And there will be invariant... Read More
The Playstation 3, Sony's next generation console, is coming out next Friday November 17th, 6 years after the very successful Playstation 2 (120 millions units sold).
BestBuy will sell the consoles on a first come, first serve basis starting at midnight. Some people have reported that PS3 fanatics were already planting their tents outside the store in Burbank to make sure that they will get the console. It is indeed very likely that most stores won't carry enough playstations to meet the demand in the first days.
EB Games reported that they were done taking pre-orders and that you would have... Read More
Lately I have found myself angry and unsettled almost every evening and I spend most nights sleepless reading the news reports from one bias to another attempting to gather the whole picture. I am finding myself ill and unable to figure out why until last night; I reached a boiling point. I went surfing the internet doing my best to avoid thinking about politics and dirty campaigning when I stumbled across this picture.
What you are looking at, although this small image does nothing to show its grandeur and I recommend finding a larger one if you have a second, is the Hubble Ultra Deep Field... Read More