Category: activism

Orangutan Games

I have seen several articles recently about orangutans using iPads to communicate (1 2 3).  This is awesome.  One point brought up in at least one of the articles though is that the apes can’t actually hold the iPads as the would break them.  This got me to thinking that if someone built a tablet…


A Simple and Convenient Synthesis of Pseudoephedrine From N-Methylamphetamine

My favorite journal, Journal of Apocryphal Chemistry, has just published an interesting article.  The authors, O. Hai and I. B. Hakkenshit, describe a synthesis of pseudoephedrine from readily available crystal meth.  Pseudoephedrine is the decongestant in Sudafed, which used to be out on stores shelves.  Now if you want to buy it you have to…


Testing this out

First post here, we’ll see how this goes. I’ll start out with an image I created, or at least assembled from other images:   I hadn’t set out to create an image relating to the occupy movement, but when I saw Mike Estee’s image I was immediately inspired.  His image was a response to Shepard…