Wednesday, July 6, 2011

BREAKING AWESOME

The Writing Ball: The first commercially produced typewriter was so very steampunky.

Google Exec Marissa Mayer Explains Why There Aren't More Geek Girls

"Mayer blames the dearth of female programmers and Internet entrepreneurs in part on tech’s image problem. She argues that growing up, girls are offered a narrow stereotype of what it means to be a “geek” -- something akin to the bespectacled loner who spends hours typing away at a screen. Attracting more women to the Silicon Valleys, Alleys and Roundabouts of the world requires doing away with those stereotypes and showing young women that techies don’t have to love video games. Mayer herself is no ordinary geek: she’s a former ballet dancer with a penchant for cupcakes and the fashion designer Oscar de la Renta."

Buffy tees, zombie survival tips and more after the jump!



I Need This Tee from Snorg: Thanks to Danielle K. for the tip!

Belly Button Biomes Begin to Blossom

"The human navel should be designated as a bacterial nature reserve, it seems. The first round of DNA results from the Belly Button Biodiversity project are in, and the 95 samples that have so far been analysed have turned up a whopping total of more than 1400 bacterial strains. In 662 cases, the microbes could not even be classified to family, "which strongly suggests that they are new to science", says team leader Jiri Hulcr of North Carolina State University in Raleigh... [Hulcr] likens reactions to the first round of belly button results to the astonishment of the first European explorers seeing African big game."



The Science of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
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