Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Aug. 11, 2013)


  • Touching Strangers is an art project where total strangers embrace each other as if they knew each other, but they are total strangers.




  • Wanna donate to charity but aren’t sure which charity is the best, or the most efficient?  Check out Maximin.org.  It’s a website that looks throughout the world and using statistics and maps, it shows the most impoverished areas and which charity would be the most beneficial.  Interestingly, the site was created by a philosophy professor.  It’s still in the beginning stages, but it looks promising.
  • The USA is not a police state.  Saying that it is undermines real police states.  A lot of comments on this one.





  • Check out these trees around the Chernobyl incident.  You can tell when the incident happened too.
  • Don’t know if this counts as science, but a researcher has claimed that there’s a link between wealth and, well, being an asshole:


About shaunmiller

I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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