The War on Poverty: $15 Trillion and Nothing to Show for It

Jun 27, 2012 by

Fifteen trillion dollars: That’s how much American taxpayers have forked over in the name of helping the poor since 1964. And what do we have to show for it? A poverty rate that has barely budged, an entrenched bureaucracy, and a population — like that of Greece and Portugal, two welfare-state basket cases — increasingly [...]

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Why Science Can’t Explain Why There’s Something Rather than Nothing

Apr 26, 2012 by

New revelations in quantum physics suggest that our conception of nothingness—a vaccuum in which no matter exists—does not really correspond to reality. “According to the probabilistic dictates of quantum field theory, even an apparently perfect vacuum seethes with particles and antiparticles popping into and out of existence.” See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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BBC Horizon – To Infinity and Beyond. HDTV. 720p

Mar 21, 2012 by

By our third year, most of us will have learned to count. Once we know how, it seems as if there would be nothing to stop us counting forever. But, while infinity might seem like a perfectly innocent idea, keep counting and you enter a paradoxical world where nothing is as it seems. See it [...]

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Reclusive twins, 73, leave behind mystery in death

Mar 12, 2012

Patricia and Joan Miller were identical twins who pursued their dreams together. Their shared life ended in a mysterious double-death at their home last week. One body was in a downstairs bedroom, and the other was in the hallway just outside. They were 73.   There was no blood, no signs of struggle. Nothing indicated [...]

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San Diego Cops Find Nothing In 2-Hour Standoff With Empty Car (VIDEO)

Feb 15, 2012

A tense, two-hour standoff between armed San Diego Police and an empty car on the freeway ended with no injuries — just questions. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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