MyCube is the world’s first social exchange, a combination of a privacy-focused social network with a rich content exchange.
MyCube allows individuals and organizations to interact with others on their own terms, with full control over their information, content and privacy; provides robust publishing tools allowing the creation of everything from short updates to full multi-media articles; and delivers an “interest grid” which allows users to filter network content by topic and/or individual.
MyCube will launch in private beta early 2011 and anticipates a full public release by the end of Q2 2011.
Why do we Sleep? Scientists are Still Trying to Find Out To see the full article with photos and links, go to National Georgraphic.
We spend a third of our lives asleep, but sleep researchers still don’t know why. Some researchers regard sleep as one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of science, even though all animals do it in one form or…
"One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind. To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it." — Dorothea Lange, photographer
Let the light of late afternoon
shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down.
Let the cricket take up chafing
as a woman takes up her needles
and her yarn. Let evening come.
Let dew collect on the hoe abandoned
in long grass. Let the stars appear
and the moon disclose her silver horn.
Let the fox go back to its sandy den.
Let the wind die down. Let the shed
go black inside. Let evening come.
To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop
in the oats, to air in the lung
let evening come.
Let it come, as it will, and don't
be afraid. God does not leave us
comfortless, so let evening come.
Today is the birthday of poet Jane Kenyon, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1947. She was married to fellow poet Donald Hall, and in 1975 they moved to his ancestral home in New Hampshire, where she would write in the mornings and garden in the afternoons. Her poems were about rural New England life, and they were about depression, which she battled all her life. She told Bill Moyers: “It’s odd but true that there really is consolation from sad poems, and it’s hard to know how that happens. There is the pleasure of the thing itself, the pleasure of the poem, and somehow it works against sadness.” She only published four books of poetry and a volume of translation before her untimely death from leukemia at the age of 47.
Shakespeare’s sonnets were first published this monthin 1609, most likely without Shakespeare’s permission.
The book contained 154 sonnets, all but two of which had never been published before. Shakespeare (or perhaps the publisher Thomas Thorpe) dedicated the collection to “Mr. W.H.” whose identity has never been known. The poems are about love, sex, politics, youth, and the mysterious “Dark Lady,” and they have given young lovers and the hopelessly romantic words for the ages.
If you have heard of Area 51, I suspect it has something to do with aliens and UFOs. It’s a real place 75 miles north of Las Vegas. It is one area outside of the abandoned Nevada Test and Training Range. Officially, the U.S. government has never acknowledged that it even exists and so it has become the basis of conspiracy theories, and speculation about aliens and spaceships.
For real, more than 100 atmospheric bomb tests were conducted in the 1950s there. The Atomic Energy Commission, the Department of Defense and the CIA did use the area for controversial and very secretive research on aircraft and even space-based missile systems.