Social Media - Just like herding drunk cats?!
Can’t wait to start reading #ThePowerofHabit by New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg. Useful for understanding what drives people’s habits on digital media.
We see some great things here at the White House every day, and sharing that stuff with you is one of the best parts of our jobs. That’s why we’re launching a Tumblr. We’ll post things like the best quotes from President Obama, or video of young scientists visiting the White House for the science…
Tumblr just got a cooler! The White House is on it!
Rats have regional palates: “In Asia, she’s flavored her bait with roasted coconut, dried fish, and beer. Here, she’s lacing the bait with pepperoni oil.”
“We’ve made incredible progress since 1994, but we cannot let up. Not when domestic violence still kills three women a day. Not when one in five women will be a victim of rape in their lifetime. Not when one in three women is abused by a partner. So I promise you. Not just as your president, but as a son, and a husband and a father I’m going to keep at this. I know Vice President Biden will keep at it. And my administration will keep at it for as long as it takes.” - President Barack Obama
Today, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The signing ceremony included survivors, lawmakers, and Vice President Joe Biden, who authored the bill in 1994. The reauthorization includes new provisions to protect Native American women who are victims of abuse on tribal lands, as well as LGBT victims of domestic abuse.
Read the entire story on Politico
Watch the entire video on CSPAN
Sex “screwing up” perfecting organisms for efficiency is apparently a good thing. While natural selection helps to create the genetically strongest members of a species, genetic variation through sex makes these species more ADAPTABLE to their environments.
So how does that translate to efficient energy? We can’t just stop at finding energy sources that are the most sustainable. We also need to find ways to make these sources of energy ADAPTABLE to our changing environment.
Read more here at SLATE: “What Sex Can Teach Us About Our Energy Future“
Authorized by Public Law 109-116, as modified by Public Law 110-120, the Rosa Parks statue represents the first commission of a full-sized statue approved and funded by the U.S. Congress since 1873. Per the statute, it will be installed in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. (Architect of the Capitol)
Today, February 26, is the one year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin. A year ago, the unarmed Florida teenager was shot to death by self- declared neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
Since Zimmerman’s less than timely arrest last year, the Trayvon Martin case has ignited a nation-wide debate on race, Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, and gun control.
The Washington Post’s The Root has been covering the case for the past year and posting updates each week. On the anniversary of Martin’s death, take a look back:
The Root, Trayvon Martin- The Latest
Photo Credit: The Root