Lunch Links

Lunch Links: Bill Nye, CVS, Sochi, iWatch, Coke, dumplings and Captain America…

For your Wednesday lunch today-

Science:

  • Bill Nye, my childhood science mentor via PBS, debated Ken Ham last night on the science of evolution vs. creationism. Ham is the president of the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, where the debate took place and was livestreamed. Um, yeah. Mashable has a recap here.
  • You can also watch the debate on youtube, embeded below.

  • We have our own share of science-deniers here in the Tar Heel state… The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences denied to show a documentary Shored Up, about the impacts of climate change on places like our lovely Outer Banks, also one of my personal favorite places in the world… But hey, you can still catch it tonight at NCSU or tomorrow at Full Frame Theatre in Durham. More here from WRAL.
  • Trailer below.

Health and Technology:

  • Rumor has it Apple hired an expert on sleep research, Dr. Roy J.E.M. Raymann, onto its team developing the ‘iWatch’ project. So I guess you better watch out cause soon Santa will not be the only one who sees you when you’re sleeping. More here from The Telegraph.
  • This one is a cool one. A company called RevMedx is developing a modified syringe device called XStat that will inject special sponges into a wound, which would stop heavy bleeding in 15 seconds, ideal for gunshot wounds and more effective and efficient than gauze. More here.
  • This is pretty big. CVS will stop selling tobacco products in its stores by October. More here.

TV/Entertainment:

Culture:

And… that’s all folks, enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.

One Comment

  1. Jack

    February 6, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I grew up with this crap in the church. Science and religion, God and man all at odds with one another. For a child it is very confusing to watch adults go at it as if the church had all the answers in a “don’t question God” environment. At least science questions what is observed. When your theology doesn’t allow you to question the supreme being how can you discover the finer points of truth. Oh, I forgot, God is truth and his word – the Bible – reveals all to man.

    Creationism is a fatalistic and vindictive world-view. I’ve seen, witnessed and been a part of it. Creationist can’t wait for their point to be made so they’ll be seen as knowing the mind of God.

    Remember Galileo Galilei.