In this video, we bid adieu to the name Gary. You see, the Garys of the world have been in sharp decline over the decades, namely because of the fickle nature of the naming public. … [Read more...] about Gary’s a Trustworthy Name. Is Yours?
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The Myth of the Ninja Like any good legend, the image of the ninja was crafted over centuries of storytelling and colorful exaggeration. Starting more than 300 years ago, Japanese people in the Iga region began taking elements of traditional warfare that exist in all cultures — spying, subterfuge and assassination — and assigning them to a secretive brotherhood of Japanese warriors called shinobi. The characters for shinobi can also be read and pronounced as ninja. … [Read more...] about Research Center Seeks to Separate Ninja Fact From Fiction
"The data that I've seen seems to indicate that it doesn't really increase giving; it just spreads it out a little instead of having all holiday and end-of-year giving happen in the last week of December," he says. "My belief is that Giving Tuesday doesn't address the core challenge in nonprofit fundraising — getting in front of a donor at the moment they care about and are motivated about the nonprofit's cause. Any 'day of giving' is arbitrary, and there's really no reason why they should motivate donors. But compare that to the urgency you feel after a natural disaster ... or after reading about an abused animal — that is what motivates donors, not dates on a calendar." … [Read more...] about After Cyber Monday, People Open Their Wallets for Giving Tuesday
It's a system that's been around since ancient times. "The idea of celestial coordinates does assume that the sky is a sphere that surrounds the Earth. This is the idea that traces back to the early belief that the Earth was the center of everything," Christopher Palma, a teaching professor and associate head for undergraduate programs in the Department of Astronomy and Physics at the Pennsylvania State University, says in an email. "Even though we now know that to not be true, it is still true that the sky appears to be a sphere surrounding us, so we can use spherical coordinates to identify any location on the sky." … [Read more...] about How Do We Find Things in the Blackness of Space?