Random Thoughts

"Stranger Things" Upside-Down Whoppers Go On Sale At Burger King Today

In synergy with the third season of the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things", Burger King is selling upside-down Whoppers starting today, retro 1980s packaging included. If you are not familiar with the show, and without too many spoilers, " ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 21 2019 - 8:11am

2016 Election: How Facebook And Google Gamed Federal Election Commission Rules

Though the presence of Russian influence in social media during the 2016 election was hyped unrealistically (more damaging was their funding of activism against U.S. food and energy, designed to help them compete in Europe) the Federal Election Commission ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2019 - 1:35pm

Predicting Who Will Be The Next Director Of IARC

The Christopher Wild, Ph.D., regime as director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is coming to an end and the epidemiology community that would like to be regarded as more than statisticians data dredging to find new things to clai ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 24 2019 - 12:23pm

5 Days Of Halloween Movies: "The 13th Warrior"

After "Five Million Miles to Earth" and "Dead of Night" we get to something a little more modern in our 5 Days of Halloween Movies. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 8 2019 - 1:33pm

"Dead Of Night": The Horror Movie That Inspired Hoyle's Steady State Model

After watching  "Five 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 the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 8 2019 - 1:35pm

5 Days Of Halloween Movies: "Five Million Years To Earth"

You may not know the name Hammer Films, but if you have watched movies at all you have probably heard of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.    In 1957 they appeared in a British 'horror' movie called THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and it put both of t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 8 2019 - 4:40pm

5 Days Of Halloween Movies: 'I Walked With A Zombie'

How do you make an A-list film with a B-movie budget?  You use clever writing, moody atmosphere and then some creative camera work. Result: a lot of fun. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 8 2019 - 4:52pm

Acts Of Kindness, Eddie Money And Karma

A few weeks back I flew to Los Angeles to have some meetings about technology and media outside the Science 2.0 world- well, sort of.  A surprising number of people outside science know of Science 2.0 and read the site and are fans.   ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Oct 29 2019 - 11:35am

Apollo 18- The Mission That Never Was Takes Times Square

All through the month of March, from 11:57 PM to midnight, visitors in Times Square can see artist Marco Brambilla's vision of Apollo 18, the mission that never was. We may sometimes think science is in the doldrums today- young people nostalgically ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Nov 20 2019 - 4:40pm

Feeling Out Of Touch With The Production Of Your Food? Blame Jethro Tull

Many consumers today feel out of touch with how their food is produced and are disturbed by a lot of what they hear about it through their social networks or other sources of information. If it is necessary to assign fault for this phenomenon, I think we c ...

Article - Steve Savage - Nov 22 2019 - 8:47am