Poll Averaging Was No More Accurate In 2012 Than It Is Now

In 2012, the enthusiasm for poll averaging reached a fever pitch. Very few people were critical...

Fossil Fuel Divestment: An Intellectual Placebo For The Wealthy College Near You

“Here’s my bet: the kids are going to win and when they do, it’s going to matter,” prophesized...

Would Shoppers Be Happy If They Know Organic Trade Groups Use Member Fees For Hate Speech?

Organic food has managed to wrap itself in both a health and ethical halo and a lot of the credit...

A Ghostbusters Tour Of Manhattan

It's Halloween and I am in New York and I wanted to do something local. But since Sleepy Hollow...

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Remember the "Star Wars" scene where robotic scamp R2-D2 projects a three-dimensional image of Princess Leia trying to ask for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi?   

New 3D holographic imaging technology developed at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences is bringing it a little closer.   
There are times when being a communist dictatorship has its advantages.  Without having to worry about jobs or elections, you can enact a plan and stick to it until it works and, if a million or so peasants get displaced to build a dam, they don't vote anyway.
I get that not everyone will devote two hours each night, or 10 hours over a weekend, to pumpkin carving a Death Star...

death star pumpkin

 ...or watching 5 terrific Halloween movies, but even if your attention span runs more toward Twitter than IMDB, here are at least a few videos you can try:
After "5 Million Miles to Earth" and "Dead of Night" we get to something a little more modern in our 5 Days of Halloween Movies.
After watching "5 Million Years To Earth", a terrific mix of science, horror and anthropology, it's no crime to associate British horror cinema with Hammer Films, even though that was not one of the bloody Dracula films which earned them their fame.
It isn't the first photograph of humans but two men near the river's edge in a photo of Cincinnati taken in 1848 is kind of a big deal among photography historians.