Self-immolation Number 128 by Tibetans to Date!

From United Nations For a Free Tibet (India): Tibetan dies after self-immolation protest in Ngaba, Tibet Tuesday, 18 February 2014 A Tibetan who self-immolated in protest against Chinese rule near the restive Kirti monastery in Ngaba County, North-eastern Tibet, has succumbed to his burn injuries. According to Kanyak Tsering, a monk from the exile base of […]

Mountain Women.

From my Gran, Sheila Ross-Kuhn: How could I be anything but a witch living in these Mother Mountains?  Within these forested hills and deep, dark hollers are women who have never called themselves “witches,” who have never entered the incense scented new age shoppe in town.  They have never worn a pentagram around their necks, or attended […]

Cheap Braille Printer Invented!

From I fucking love science: The Mindstorms EV3 set from Lego is designed to let the user modify a number of different robotic projects, but 12-year-old Shubham Banerjee from Santa Clara, California didn’t want to just stick with the projects listed on the box. Instead, he added about $5 worth of materials and configured the set […]