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

Posted By Ricky Leung On February 5, 2014 @ 11:35 am In Lunch Links | Comments Disabled

For your Wednesday lunch today-


  • 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. [1]
  • 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 [2], 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. [3]
  • 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. [4]
  • 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. [5]
  • This is pretty big. CVS will stop selling tobacco products in its stores by October. More here. [6]



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

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[1] Mashable has a recap here. : http://mashable.com/2014/02/05/bill-nye-ken-ham-debate/

[2] a documentary Shored Up: http://shoredupmovie.com/

[3] More here from WRAL.: http://www.wral.com/sea-level-rise-documentary-with-nc-focus-comes-to-triangle/13357775/

[4] More here from The Telegraph.: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/10619511/Could-Apples-iWatch-monitor-your-sleep-patterns.html

[5] More here.: http://www.businessinsider.com/revmedx-xstat-seals-gunshot-wounds-2014-2

[6] More here.: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/business/cvs-plans-to-end-sales-of-tobacco-products-by-october.html?_r=0

[7] like this Atlanta anchor.: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/04/atlanta-anchors-2-minute-rant-destroys-christianity-believing-coca-cola-ad-haters/

[8] celebrity boxing match between George Zimmerman and DMX: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/05/showbiz/zimmerman-dmx-boxing-match/

[9] Take a look at some of these tweets from journalists arriving in Russia.: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/04/journalists-at-sochi-are-live-tweeting-their-hilarious-and-gross-hotel-experiences/

[10] @Sochi2014: https://twitter.com/Sochi2014

[11] #cnnsochi: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cnnsochi&src=hash

[12] pic.twitter.com/RTjEkmyan3: http://t.co/RTjEkmyan3

[13] February 4, 2014: https://twitter.com/HarryCNN/statuses/430620052292136961

[14] More from the BBC.: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-25960225

[15] making dumplings on NBA Inside Stuff: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2014/01/28/insidestuff-112-jeremy-lin-promo.nba/

[16] his first career triple-double for the Rockets: http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400489574

[17] Vishavjit Singh, a Sikh New Yorker, donned a patriotic turban and iconic shield as Captain America last year in the streets of New York.: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2013/09/the-adventures-of-sikh-captain-america.html

[18] making an appearance at the Japanese American National Museum in LA: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2014/02/janm-presents-sikh-captain-america.html

[19] an exhibition that examines the portrayal of Asians and Asian Americans in U.S. comics: http://www.janm.org/exhibits/marvels-monsters/

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