August 28, 2017

Datum of the moment

Houston accounted for 2.9 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2015.


August 27, 2017

Quote of the moment

Everyone has to learn how to be more human.

-- Juan Ripoll

Quote of the moment

History isn't encouraging. Judges frequently like to roar from the bench about their independence and high-mindedness; but when it comes to true independence, these lions of the law often turn cowardly. Times of war and emergency make them even more timorous. The court enthusiastically backed Woodrow Wilson's World War I crackdown on civil liberties; it meekly surrendered to the Japanese Internment. In two Nixon-era cases, the court held that media outlets could publish the formerly secret Pentagon Papers, and that Nixon had to turn over the "smoking gun" tape to a federal court. But those decisions, historically, are anomalous.

-- Garrett Epps

August 25, 2017

Quote of the moment

"Sooner or later, all addicts find their drug of choice..."

--Regina Volski

August 21, 2017

Total eclipse horizon panorama

Casper, WY

August 20, 2017

Data of the moment

1.1 billion people defecate in the open around the world.

60% of those live in India.

-- BBC

Quote of the moment

"if you fancy yourself a one in a million kind of person, statistically there are over 7000 people just like you."

-- sign in front of Boomer's BBQ; Laramie, WY

August 19, 2017

Quote of the moment

"don't be afraid to live a little, a lot."

-- Noosa yogurt wrapper

August 09, 2017

Quote of the moment

"Chicken tenders are like subatomic particles: They change nature in context. They are an appetizer in any restaurant that has more than one television above the bar."

-- John Hodgman

Quote of the moment

"articulating negative feelings with tact is a task most often assigned to those whose feelings are assumed to be trivial."

-- maya binyam

Datum of the moment

An average of 37 children die each year in hot cars in the US.

August 05, 2017

Quote of the moment

I am young, so I can learn to think like an Alien.

-- Jack Davis in his NASA application for Planetary Protection Officer

August 04, 2017

Headline of the moment

Google's next Pixel might look a lot like the old one

August 03, 2017

Trivium of the moment

More human disease genes have been found in UT than anywhere else in the world.


Quote of the moment

"we now know that most people are walking around with at least one lethal recessive mutation (one that would kill us before we reach reproductive age) in their genome, around the same number as in fruit flies."

Datum of the moment

in Asia, 1 in 12.5 men are direct descendants of Genghis Khan .

-- BBC

Trivium of the moment

about half the world's population lives on less than $3 per day.

August 02, 2017

Quote of moment

He sang in those mountains by a bonfire, old songs written by broken men in love with their own vanishing nature. 

-- Patti Smith on Sam Shepard

Headline of the moment

Denver police investigate after decomposing body found in apartment elevator shaft