Alex Raichev

In Grave Danger of Falling Food

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1989 documentary about Bill Mollison, cofounder of the permaculture movement.

Video sourced from YouTube here.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2013-02-13
Tags: video, resilience
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Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science

"Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice? Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science."

Read the full article on the Atlantic's website.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2013-02-13
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Apricot Balls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C raw cashews
  • 3/4 C raw almonds
  • 1/2 C pitted dates
  • 3/2 C dried apricots
  • dash salt
  • 1/4 C shredded coconut
  • 1 T grated orange zest
  • 3/2 T grated fresh ginger

Directions

  1. Blend all the ingredients except the ginger in a food processor until homogeneous.
  2. Blend in the ginger.
  3. Shape into balls.

Notes

Makes about 20 tablespoon-sized balls. C = cup, T = tablespoon.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2012-12-29
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Lightning Captured at 7207 Images Per Second

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Video sourced from YouTube here.

For commentary, see xkcd's what if.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2012-12-08
Tags: video
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The Exponential Function

Dr. Albert Bartlett demonstrates that "the greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function".

Watch it on Thought Maybe

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2012-12-08
Tags: video, collapse
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