A 40-foot green beast is coming to life! Help us create the greatest kudzu monster the South has ever seen!
From The Huffington Post | By David Moye Posted: 10/31/2013 3:25 pm EDT | Updated: 10/31/2013 3:51 pm EDT
Chris Lindland is a man with a bizarre dream: Building a 40-foot tall Godzilla sculpture somewhere in the south.
But not just any Godzilla sculpture. Lindland wants his to be made with kudzu, a vine originally imported from Japan decades ago to help prevent soil erosion that has been so invasive it’s been called “the vine that ate the South.”
One of the first visitors to Jupiter’s icy moon of Europa could be a tiny submarine barely larger than two soda cans. The small craft might help strike the right balance between cost and capability for a robotic mission to look for alien life in the ocean beneath Europa’s icy crust. . . . Read Complete Report
It’s among the most ancient of questions: What are the origins of life on Earth? A new experiment simulating conditions in deep space reveals that the complex building blocks of life could have been created on icy interplanetary dust and then carried to Earth, jump-starting life.
Chemists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Hawaii, Manoa, showed that conditions in space are capable of creating complex dipeptides — linked pairs of amino acids — that are essential building blocks shared by all living things. The discovery opens the door to the possibility that these molecules were brought to Earth aboard a comet or possibly meteorites, catalyzing the formation of proteins (polypeptides), enzymes and even more complex molecules, such as sugars, that are necessary for life. . . . Read Complete Report
Four Men Arrested For Laughing At Cop’s Failed Pot Bust
Four men from Queens, New York are suing the NYPD because they say an angry cop arrested them after another group of men laughed at the cop when he was unable to catch a fleeing marijuana suspect on foot. . . . Read Complete Report
The left-leaning Public Policy Polling has found an overwhelming support from Texas Republicans to impeach President Obama.
What’s even more intriguing is the amount of minorities who support the idea, with 15 percent of Texas’ blacks and 30 percent of the state’s Hispanics saying they’d vote for impeachment. . . . Read Complete Report
Oregon came relatively close to legalizing marijuana in 2012. Measure 80, which would have allowed licensed commercial sales and unlicensed personal cultivation, had very little financial backing and no support from major legalization groups, yet nevertheless garnered 46.5 percent of the vote.
What would happen if Oregon legalization advocates had the financial and policy support that went into Colorado and Washington? According to the Marijuana Policy Project’s Steve Fox, we may find out in 2016: . . . Read Complete Report