This jaw-dropping story about the heroic rescue by a group of diving buddies of a trapped humpback whale comes from the geniuses at RadioLab on WNYC. What follows the story is a humbling analysis on how animals think, or more precisely, how they don’t think and how we impose human motivations on their animal behavior.
Skydiving, base-jumping and bungee have never appealed to me. I can imagine the motivation for doing these activities, but never thought I would be able to kill the fear and jump. But then my friend Antonio Macedo, a skydiving adrenaline addict, showed me some videos of wingsuit proximity flying.
1. Calculator: type an equation into the search bar to solve it. • simple arithmetic: 1 + 1 • calculating a tip: 42.12 * .20 • calculating a car payment: 20000 * ( 0.005 / (1 – (1 + 0.005) ^ -60)) • Gravity times pi: G * pi • speed of light – speed […]
I’ve always felt a kinship with film critic Roger Ebert. I preferred his informed writing to his famous “thumbs up” TV persona. I lost enthusiasm for cinema when his tenure on “At The Movies” ended in 2006 and his film reviews became infrequent. I’ve only recently rediscovered my passion for cinema though the quality of recent films may have played a part.