SSA Week Day 5: My Picks
SSA Week is ongoing, as atheist bloggers come together to raise money for the Secular Student Alliance. At the time this post was published, we've come roaring back to blow past the previous total, raising more than $10,000 since yesterday for a total of $73,054!
There was just one blogathon participant today, but I'm not going to pick a whole post because, really, the whole endeavor was just too ambitiously weird for me to sum up: Greg Laden of The X Blog has written an entire novel in a single day, titled "Sungudogo". It's cryptozoology in the finest pulp-novel tradition.
On a related topic, check out this Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit for Jesse Galef, the SSA's communications director. There's a lot of illuminating discussion about the good work the SSA does.
SSA Week continues! We still have a few days left to reach our goal of $100,000, so if you want to help out and support a great secular organization, click here to contribute. And if you do, leave a comment below or send me an e-mail letting me know you chipped in and for how much. I may just have a special gift for the top contributors...
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.
- Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
- The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.
- One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
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