1. The Topless Revolution Targets Putin
"Putin leered like Benny Hill at a topless protester," was the headline on The Reliable Source. Gawker has the video of Putin giving the thumb's up. But here's the essential read, from Big Think's Andrea Chalupa, on FEMEN, the Ukranian feminist group that stages topless protests for women's rights and gay rights:
2. Laser Camera Takes 3D Images from 1 Kilometer (0.621371192 Miles) Away
Using superconducting nanowires and lasers, a new camera system can produce high-resolution 3-D images of objects from up to a kilometer away.
Read more here.
3. Tax Marijuana?
The state of Colorado has blazed the trail when it comes to marijuana policy in this country. The state has brought the drug above ground, and now the next step is to profit from it. A 40 percent tax has been proposed. If this moves forward, and other states see a highly effective revenue model in taxing marijuana, this idea could spread very quickly.
Read more here.
4. Will You Swab Your Cheek and Join?
At the time of this post, 580,770 people have participated in National Geographic’s Genographic Project that uses advanced DNA analysis to find out how we came to populate the Earth.
5. Who Are the Most Influential Scientists Today?
Best College Reviews looked at some of the most significant accomplishments of the last year and produced the infographic below. It features a colorful group of scientists ranging from NASA's Cynthia Rosenzweig who studies the effects of super storms on cities to Adam Steltzner, the rock n' roller and engineer who led the team behind the landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars to filmmaker and deep water explorer James Cameron to CERN director general Rolf-Dieter Heuer.
Source: Best College Reviews
Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Upvote/downvote each of the videos below!
Having these financial life skills can help you navigate challenging economic environments.
- Americans are swimming in increasingly higher amounts of debt, even the upper middle class.
- Here's some essential financial life skills needed to ensure your economic wellbeing.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
Experts argue the jaws of an ancient European ape reveal a key human ancestor.
- The jaw bones of an 8-million-year-old ape were discovered at Nikiti, Greece, in the '90s.
- These fossils may change how we view the evolution of our species.
Rethinking humanity's origin story
Migrating out of Africa
Did we head east or south of Eden?
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.