Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time, but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is."
The Oldest Water on Earth Tastes Very Bad
Last month, some scientists collected water from deep inside the Earth that may have been isolated for more than 2 billion years!! That’s half the age of Earth.
So of course, being a scientist, Barbara Lollar (one of the paper’s authors) had to taste it. It was not delicious (and luckily non-toxic). Instead, it was so salty that it had the consistency of maple syrup.
(via The Atlantic)
A new mode of personal transportation has beat hoverboards to the market: the flying bicycle.
Czech companies Duratec, Technodat and Evektor have created a prototype of a flying electric bicycle. Unlike E.T.’s run-of-the-mill two-wheeler, however, this one looks more like a snow bike.
Are you ready for World War Z?
I want to see this for the same reason people slow down at car accidents, I know its going to be bad but I’m not sure how bad its going to be.
I blame Max Brooks and Paramount in equal parts for this.
The world’s largest solar-powered boat, Tûranor PlanetSolar, broke its own world record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean using only the power of the sun. The clean energy vessel traveled almost 2,870 miles in 22 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes.
Fringe Treefrog (Cruziohyla craspedopus), South America
The eggs are laid in tree cavities in which water accumultaes, high up on the trunk. There, the tadpoles develop and metamorphose. Though Cruziohyla will deposit eggs in shallow puddles in the forest, if nest cavities are unavailable.