I thought I didn't like science growing up, but I've come to realize it was never science that was boring, it was the boring way it was taught to me. Science refers to a way of pursuing knowledge, not only the knowledge itself. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. Sometimes it rationally explains things and sometimes it reliably applies information, all I know is that the branches of science including earth and space, social science, life science, physical science, and formal science, certainly make life pretty interesting.

Technology is more than the thing you're reading this on. Yes it's embedded in machines, computers, and devices, but what it is is the conversion of resources into tools; the art, the skill, the cunning of hand to describe the extent to which a society can manipulate its environment. Technology isn't the enemy, depending on how you use it and consider it, it's most definitely your friend. - Maggie Barnes

  • PETA vs SeaWorld: I Could Have Sworn the Amendents Only Applied to People

     

    PETA is calling foul play on SeaWorld. The popular marine park is being sued by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on the accusations that the parks’ keeping five star-performer whales in conditions that violate the 13th Amendment ban on slavery. The federal court is being asked to grant constitutional rights to the […]

  • What Doesn’t Go in Micowaves: Babies

     

    This isn’t Criss Angel turning a popcorn bag into a popcorn bowl exciting. This is how am I going to look at my microwave the same way again crazy. A Northern California woman, Ka Yang, 29, of Sacramento was recently arrested on murder charges. Concluding a three month investigation, several medical professionals, forensic specialists, and […]

  • I Effin Live There ( In Ireland That Is)

     

                          Where do you live? I effin live in Effin, Ireland. Yeah if I worked at Facebook I’d wouldn’t believe you either. The Irish town with the (seemingly) offensive name has finally been acknowledged as a real place, where real people live. Effin is a townland […]

  • Why Tattoos are in Every Culture, a History Lesson in Tatts

     

    Whatever your personal body modification of choice may be, the facts are this: tattoos are popular. I have body art on the brain. I have books about tattoos, my coworkers are tatted up, and my younger sister has a growing and colorful collection herself. I’m practically an oddity with my non-tattooed status. (Even my pastor […]

  • Washington Highschool Students Asked to Sing Naked by Music Teacher

     

    A Tacoma, Washington, Community College music teacher said he was conducting a study, ”on how sexual arousal affects vocal ranges,” but for some reason thought it was okay to ask his 17-year-old student to participate. Kevin Gausepohl, 37, allegedly told his several students their vocal abilities would improve if they followed his suggested instructions and […]

  • Today’s Little Girl is Tomorrow’s Grown Woman

     

    I love little girls. Maybe that has something to do with being an adult woman now, former little girl, myself. Girls are speaking up at younger and younger ages in calling out inequalities they see, they are making their complaints known! I dig it. Equality for women has come a long way, and it’s great to […]

  • If I Couldn’t Shop At Target, I’d Miss It Too

     

    I was just saying the other day to a friend, if I was ever famous for some reason, I’d still shop at Target, because Target is awesome. I live in Los Angeles where the odds of running into a celeb doing something normal and boring, and shopping at the same places I do, is pretty much […]

  • Homeless Blog

     

    Recommended blog: The Homeless Guy

  • No You Can’t Win the Lottery and Stay on Food Stamps (that’s messed up.)

     

    Lottery winner Amanda Clayton, 24-year-old from Lincoln Park, Michigan is under fire for her decision to continue collecting $200 a month card in food assistance–a program funded by taxpayers as part of their Bridge Card program. Saying, “I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought maybe it was okay because I […]

  • French Woman Sues Ex-Husband For Not Having Sex With Her–And Wins!

     

    Article 215 of France’s civil code states that married couples must agree to a shared communal life.  Should that mean before couples set themselves up for the dearly beloved we are gathered here today shindig, they ought to coordinate out their sex wants. “Honey I’m gonna want to roll in the hay at least this […]

  • You Really Thought That Celebrity Wrote That Cookbook?

     

    Hate to burst your bubble. “A New York Times food reporter has revealed the surprising truth behind the bestselling celebrity chef-authored recipe books…ghostwriter of nine cookbooks, Julia Moskin, claims that often the recipes are conceived by a team of assistants and sometimes the famous foodies don’t even read the final product.” umm…duh. I could have […]

  • The Spelling Bee Champion Not in You (Learning Style, Poor Spelling and Writers)

     

    “Maggie it’s okay, this is why there are editors, and why editors have editors too.” Words of encouragement from a peer reviewing my work. He’s a stickler for rule writing details (many of those I swear I was never taught in journalism school). I don’t think he realizes that 90% of the time the changes […]