Monthly Archives: August 2011

Japan’s New Prime Minister, and the Shrine to War Criminals

Japan welcomes a new prime minister, and he seems to have little problem with the shrine that has become associated with war criminals. Continue reading

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Stanford offers free education online, over 125,000 sign up

Stanford offers a free course in AI, and it suddenly becomes (by about 1000 times) the biggest class ever done, when people from all over the world register. Continue reading

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Skeptikai Notices (Aug22) – Psychology, technology, Japan & more

The science behind “you people all look alike;” Anonymous vows to kill Facebook; tanning beds may be addictive. Continue reading

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Land of the Scorching Sun – Part 2

The heat has been so unbearable for some that… well… lots of people in Japan have died. The pressure to conserve is making it harder for people to switch on the air conditioner, too. Continue reading

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Land of the Scorching Sun – Part 1

People are having to adapt to the scorching sun in Japan. Here are some of the ways things are changing. Continue reading

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Skeptikai Notices (Aug9) – Video games, news, hacking, Japan, science

Video game technology advances robotics, hackers try to escape incarceration, researchers actually create sperm in a laboratory. Continue reading

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Award-Winning Homage to Trains

An award-winning commercial was missed by millions because it was aired at an unfortunate time. See the commercial here. Continue reading

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