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Author Archives: bigkingken
Metamaterials are meta-awesome. They look deceptively simple, and yet they’re probably the building blocks of future Star Trek technologies come to life. To the untrained eye, they just look like a sheet of grids or squares of geometrically repeating copper … Continue reading
I came across this headline recently from the University of Illinois, “Teen gaming addicts may wind up physically healthier as young adults, study says.” That’s a big head-scratcher. I mean, really? You’d think that the more a teen is plopped … Continue reading
I have a large head. When I first started playing peewee football, they had to grab me a helmet from the varsity team. Once I got to junior high, they had to run over to the high school to find … Continue reading
In politics, quorum is the number of people you need present to vote on legislation. It’s that minimum target you avoid by having politicians leave the state to stop ridiculous policies from being rammed through the system. It’s the number … Continue reading
Besides decreased mobility and ability to clean and bathe properly, there’s a good reason for that old person smell that everyone knows and hates—your sense of smell deteriorates as you get older. So even those who are blessed with a … Continue reading
If you’re looking to make a few bucks in the stock markets in the next decade, a good recommendation might be hotels catering to the Chinese. And if you’re really smart, you’ll look for brands who understand face. No, I … Continue reading