There’s currently a measles outbreak occurring in Williamsburg and Borough Park in Brooklyn. There have been 34 cases, 8 of which were in adults.
Here’a brief history of measles in America. This is what effective vaccines do:
Measles is coming back because of a quack of a doctor in the UK who admitted to publishing blatantly false data for fame and notoriety. He falsely connected autism with the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine. He’s since admitted it and has been banned for life from practicing medicine in the UK. Rightly so. The body count is up to 1155.
Measles is also coming back because of the anti-science movement (hipsters in Williamsburg?). The anti-vacciners are on par with the Christian Scientists believing that prayer will save your diabetes. If you are not vaccinating your children, you are simply rejecting science and one of the most remarkable inventions of humankind. On the same level as rejecting cars, planes, elevators, etc..
The issue of vaccinating your kids has very little to do with your kids, and everything to do with protecting the health of your community. Vaccinate your kids, and you’re doing your kid, your family, and your community a social favor. Don’t vaccinate your kids, and you are selfishly anti-social putting your kids, yourself, and your community at unnecessary risk of death.
A team of engineering students at Rice University have been tasked with developing a new device that can harvest the body’s motion to produce useful electric power. In the process of researching where it’s best to gather the energy they settled on the heel of the shoe, which is normally designed to absorb the shock and finally transfer the energy into heat that is lost forever. They instead developed a mechanical heel that spins a small motor, that in turn generates electric power.
Considering that the iPhone costs 41 cents a year to power, this is a super interesting, and potentially useful way to harness our natural energy to power our external brains.
“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.”
Henry Miller, 1950.
Death is coming for everyone and everything. A darkness that will swallow the dawn.
The Number 1 Best Cold Open Of The Office.
Remember when The Office landed the coveted post-Super Bowl slot? It was a breath of fresh air after several years of hour long dramas (even though Kyle Chandler on Grey’s Anatomy was riveting). Sometimes you just want to laugh after watching your favorite team lose the most coveted game of football. And the show delivered show much comedy in 4 1/2 minutes that it was shocking this was the show that debuted to dismal/hateful reviews nearly five years before.
Unanswered plot question: How long had Angela been storing one of her cats in her filing cabinet?!