1 in 3 U.S. adults have 'debt in collections'!

An estimated 1 in 3 adults with a credit history -- or 77 million people -- are so far behind on some of their debt payments that their account has been put "in collections." That's a key finding from a new Urban Institute study. It examined...

Public blogs vs. private ones...

I find it amazing that some posters here who post on the public blogs like this one or USA Politics will then proceed to delete the posts that they don't like!   Look, if you do not like certain posts/posters, then just go post on your own...

Getting the aggression out!

I get most of my aggression out at the gym (pumping weights, etc) almost every day but there are a few assholes around here @thoughts.com that I wouldn't mind beating up...

Improving the brain-computer interface

In the most advanced prosthetics--such as this crazy mind-controlled robotic arm--electronic hardware interfaces directly with nerves and muscles in the human body. But getting living tissue to play nice with a circuit board is anything but easy, for...

Life forms that "eat" shit!

There are a whole lot of unsavory lifestyles in the animal kingdom. The pearlfish has to swim up sea cucumber butts to escape predation. All manner of birds must fly thousands and thousands of miles each year with the change of the seasons. And hyenas...

Life forms that "eat" electricity!

Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that...

Living in a bubble!

These people definitely do! LOL!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------ Never mind the big bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered with energy (variously called dark energy, vacuum energy, the...

Sun goes quiet

Solar activity is very low. July 17th brought the first spotless day in nearly three years. The face of the sun was completely blank and the sunspot number dropped to zero. Now, however, two small sunspots are emerging now...

Post World Cup FIFA ratings

The FIFA ratings came out today and Brazil drops to seven (7), even though they finished 4th! ..and Colombia moves to 4th!!! Spain is in 8th now. :)   http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/index.html

The border, the border!

Look fanatics, the only way to solve the USA border issues is to move the border to Panama and create a new North American Union that includes Canada, Mexico, etc! WAKE UP!!!

The Most Popular Sport in North America 900 Years Ago

Chunkey    (Players worked in pairs, and one would roll a special puck out into the sand on its side. The pucks looked a lot like hockey pucks, with concave sides. In Cahokia, they were often made of light, delicate rock mined locally, and had a...

Google Glass hack allows brainwave control

So this is why Google developed their glasses...even though they are openly denying it... :)   Google Glass has been hacked so that it can be controlled by brainwaves.   By combining the smart glasses with an electroencephalography (EEG)...