pendulum

Well, it's about time! After more than three centuries, scientists say they have figured out why pendulum clocks hung on
My friend Irene has told me for years that she has a magical mysterious pendulum that picks football games. I laughed at her stupidity forever UNTIL I came face to face with the magical pendulum the entire month of September.
Everyone knows bowling balls are for knocking things down. But it turns out they're also pretty good at shoring up our knowledge
My friend Sue was in her mid-fifties when she decided she wanted to be an exotic dancer. I did my best to talk her out of it, but she had friends who danced -- all younger than she -- and they were making great money, so she thought she could do it too.
This is remarkable. This speaks to where we are as a society. Despite rising costs, a sluggish economy and uncertainty in many other areas of life, people are giving to help someone get better.
Or almost real-world situations. When it comes to a zombie apocalypse (however unlikely that may be), I can definitely provide
Italy has convicted six scientists of manslaughter for not predicting an earthquake that killed 300 people. Consider that maybe that this was a failure of communication, or of transparency, rather than negligence. Not exactly criminal, but out of synch with our age.
The discovery of new worlds, and the potential for further exploration of that final frontier, space, makes us think of our own limitations as well as our potential for trying to understand, and the impossibility of having or knowing it all when we want to.
The human species as a whole is very fickle about what we want. Ideally you want to collect data based on experience and make iterative corrections.
We're constantly taking excessive measures in an attempt to correct or make amends for an error, weakness, or problem, while running off of very little data.
There is a burgeoning cultural awareness that the more creative, intuitive ways of processing information have enormous value in our daily personal and business lives.