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Francis Doherty of the Peter McVerry Trust writes:
This shows the scale of the homelessness issue in Dublin for 2012. It’s the first infographic to be produced on homelessness in Ireland.
Ryan Kwanten (him from Home & Away or more recently True Blood) stars in this short set in the Spider-Man universe. A French documentary crew follow larger-than-life crime journalist Eddie Brock and get a little more than they bargained for.
There is of course a post credits bonus scene.
Producer Adi Shankar gave a spoiler filled interview about the background to the short.
Kevin Holler (top left) and Nick Cunningham (right) are participating in Gaelforce West (the biggest adventure race in Europe) consisting of 22km of running/hiking (including 4.5km up Croagh Patrick), 45.5km of cycling and 1km of kayaking starting at Glassilaun beach in Connemara and finishing at Westport quay.
That’s why they look so mean and moody.
And it’s all for charidee.
We’re doing this in aid of Pieta House, the suicide and self harm centre.. On average the cost of saving a life is €1000 according to Pieta House. This is average, sometimes more, sometimes less. We’re aiming for €2,000 between us.
Amanda Palmer’s somewhat NSFW ode to the Daily Mail’s coverage of her appearance at Glastonbury.
The PiP biosensor is a little gadget that helps you manage stress.
It does this by detecting your stress levels through biofeedback and using this to control a game.
If you’re relaxed you’ll win, so the game trains you to manage your own stress levels through a positive feedback loop.
The guys involved in this have been plugging away at it for a few years and are at that tipping point of having a product ready to be manufactured if they can get the cash to fund it.
It’s an idea Kickstarter project and is 60% funded with 4 days to go so why don’t you help push it over the line?
Disclaimer: I’ve worked with some of the people involved in this in a previous company but I wasn’t asked to post this.
The Pro-Choice side chanted “Go Back to Craggy Island” as the Pro-Life side sang Ave Maria and said a decade of the rosary.
The dying ginger gene mapped across Europe.
NUI Maynooth Biology professor James McInerney writes:
This diagram shows the distribution of red hair in Europe…
Genomic data is likely to answer a few questions on this [the reasons cluster of red-haired people] – like whether Red hair was more widely distributed throughout Europe in the past and nowadays it is only found on the periphery because of a later take-over of Europe by people that didn’t have red hair or alternatively, Red Hair might have originated in those places where is is found now and it never had a wide distribution….
No word on brown haired men who have red beards then.