Dramatic Images

BERLIN—A young man bridges the wall between East and West Berlin, 1989. © Raymond Depardon.

CERRO MURIANO, Spain—Federico Borrell Garcia, Spanish loyalist militiaman, collapses into death, 1936.

NORTH CAROLINA—A black man drinks at segregated water fountains, 1950. © Elliott Erwitt

ARLINGTON, Va.—Jan Rose Kasmir confronts the National Guard outside the Pentagon during the 1967 anti-Vietnam War march, 1967. © Marc Riboud

SAIGON, Vietnam—The Saigon fire department, which has the job of collecting the dead from city streets, has just placed a girl, killed by U.S. helicopter fire, in the back of their truck, where her brother finds her, 1968. © Philip Jones Griffiths

PESHAWAR, Pakistan—An Afghan girl at Nasir Bagh refugee camp, 1984. © Steve McCurry

BEIJING, China—Tiananmen Square, 1989. © Stuart Franklin

Three Gorges Dam, China

The other numbers are ever mind-boggling: the $625 billion dam is roughly 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers) long and 607 feet tall, five times larger than Hoover Dam on the Arizona-Nevada border, and, when all 26 turbines become operational in 2009, it will be able to produce 18,000 megawatts of electricity, twenty times the power of Hoover Dam. The reservoir will also make it possible for 10,000-ton freighters to enter China's interior, opening a region burgeoning with agricultural and manufactured products, and increasing commercial shipping access to China's cities.
The project also features a few more controversial numbers: it will submerge about 244 square miles (393 square kilometers) of land, which includes the three gorges that give the dam its name (the Qutang, Wu Xia, and Xiling) and dozens of architectural and cultural sites. More than 1 million people will have been relocated by the dam's completion.

Penn & Teller. Conspiracy Theories

Penn & Teller are known for their hard opinions on religion, civil rights and other issues
From Wikipedia
Penn & Teller are Las Vegas headliners whose act is an amalgam of illusion and comedy. Penn Jillette is a raconteur; Teller generally uses pantomime while performing, although his voice can occasionally be heard throughout their performance. They specialize in gory tricks, exposures of fakers and of some magic tricks, and clever pranks, and have become associated with Las Vegas, atheism, scientific skepticism, and libertarianism.

Conspiracy Theories



Americans are not opposed to policy initiatives aimed at improving the environment, but they are not pressing for them at this time.
The environment barely registers as a top-of-mind concern for the public when Americans are asked to name the country's top problem. Also, only 2% of Americans spontaneously mention the environment or pollution when asked to name the top one or two problems they want the president and Congress to deal with. By contrast, economic issues are mentioned by nearly 20% and energy costs by 15%.
Even when asked to look forward 25 years, more Americans perceive that a lack of energy or Social Security will be pressing problems than mention the environment.
The environment is a latent concern. Americans willingly say the government is doing too little to protect the environment. Many worry about environmental conditions. A significant majority believes that the quality of the environment is getting worse, not better.
There has been no meaningful change in recent years in Americans' perceptions of the overall quality of current environmental conditions. At the same time, Americans have grown more pessimistic about future environmental conditions. Sixty-seven percent of Americans in 2006, up from 63% in 2005 and the highest Gallup has recorded, say the quality of the environment is getting worse; just 25% say it is getting better.
On the prominent global warming issue, most Americans take it seriously as a problem. Sixty-three percent believe the effects of global warming are already manifest or will happen within five years. By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, Americans believe human activities rather than natural causes explain the rise in the Earth's temperature.
At the same time, just roughly a third of Americans believe global warming will pose a serious threat in their own lifetimes.
The policy initiatives Americans would most welcome would appear to be those with the most direct impact: maintaining the safety of drinking water, curbing toxic waste, and improving water and air quality.
The 52% in 2006 saying the environment should take precedence over the economy is on the low end of the historical range for those taking this position. In the late 1990s through 2000, the percentage choosing the environment ranged from 65% to 70%.
Americans are closely divided on the tradeoff between the environment and energy source development, with 49% choosing the environment and 42% choosing the development of U.S. energy supplies.

Gallup Polls. Evolution

June 11, 2007
Evolution Beliefs

Gallup's latest data on Americans' thoughts on evolution.
A surprinsing slip of opinions still on this subject


Gallup Poll. God, the devil, hell, angels.

June 14, 2007
Belief In God

What percentage of Americans believe in God? the Devil? angels? heaven? hell?


13th floor superstition

PRINCETON, NJ -- The interesting phenomenon of fear of the number 13, technically known as triskaidekaphobia, has significant economic implications. Developers of hotels and office buildings have to make the decision whether to include a 13th floor to avoid occupants superstitious desire to avoid working or staying on such a floor. Many hotels in Las Vegas, where luck and superstition are important psychological factors, do not have 13th floors, and other large hotel chains routinely skip from the 12th to the 14th floor, although, technically, the 14th floor is really the 13th floor of that building.

The Feb. 9-11, 2007 USA Today/Gallup poll asked Americans how much it would bother them to stay in a room on the 13th floor of a hotel.
The results show that an overwhelming 87% say they would not be bothered if they were assigned to the 13th floor of a hotel, while -- interestingly -- exactly 13% of those interviewed say it would bother them.

Gallup Poll. The Bible

May 25, 2007
One-Third of Americans Believe the Bible is Literally True
High inverse correlation between education and belief in a literal Bible
by Frank Newport

PRINCETON, NJ -- About one-third of the American adult population believes the Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally word for word. This percentage is slightly lower than several decades ago. The majority of those Americans who don't believe that the Bible is literally true believe that it is the inspired word of God but that not everything it in should be taken literally. About one in five Americans believe the Bible is an ancient book of "fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man."
Belief in a literal Bible is strongly correlated with indicators of religion, including church attendance and identification with a Protestant or other non-Catholic Christian faith. There is also a strong relationship between education and belief in a literal Bible, with such belief becoming much less prevalent among those who have college educations.

One's view of the authority of the Bible has been and remains a key focal point for many religions today.
Some denominations hold the belief in a literal Bible as a hallmark of their faith. The statement of "Faith and Mission" of the Southern Baptist Convention, for example, states that: "The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy."
Although even those who believe in a literal Bible can still be at odds in their attempt to interpret exactly what the Bible says about key areas of Scripture and moral issues, a literal belief structure has been the basis for justifications for a variety of important positions in American life. These have included opposition to evolution and the teaching thereof in public schools (going back to the days of the Scopes Monkey Trial), opposition to same-sex relationships, the proper relationship between husbands and wives with a marriage, observance of a day of rest, the belief that positions as preachers or priests should be maintained for men only, and even such seemingly unrelated topics as immigration.

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Two-year-old 'Matilda' becomes youngest ever girl in Mensa | the Daily Mail

the Daily Mail

Her parents knew Georgia Brown was bright. After all, she could count to ten, recognised her colours and was even starting to dabble with French. But it was only when their bubbly little two-year-old took an IQ test that her towering intellect was confirmed. Georgia has become the youngest female member of Mensa after scoring a genius-rated IQ of 152.
This puts her in the same intellectual league, proportionate to her age, as physicist Stephen Hawking. According to an expert in gifted children, Georgia is the brightest two-year-old she has ever met. Parents Martin and Lucy Brown have always regarded their youngest child as a remarkably quick learner. She was crawling at five months and walking at nine months. By 14 months, she was getting herself dressed.

Aura Cleanser... Ignorance !

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This powerful Aura Cleanser Essence encourages energetic responses from multi-levels of consciousness, clearing any negative threat, psychic or otherwise. It also helps to heal damaged human electromagnetic energy fields (auras that have holes) resultant from destructive lower frequencies (cell phones, computers, etc.) and assists in healing, preventing or alleviating serious imbalances."

2 Teens Killed When Car Hit By 2 Trains

Police: Driver Tried To Beat 1 Train, Didn't Expect Second
POSTED: 10:55 pm EDT March 11, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two 19-year-olds died Sunday night after driving around traffic stopped at a railroad crossing and into the path of two moving trains, according to police.
Witnesses said the driver of the Chevrolet Cavalier ignored crossing arms and flashing lights at the rail crossing in the 6800 block of Trout River Boulevard about 8:45 p.m. The car was struck by a northbound Amtrak train, then a southbound CSX train.
"This particular person ... tried to go against the odds and beat the train across the track," Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesman Ken Jefferson said. "They didn't bank on two trains coming simultaneously across the track."

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Towing. Incredible works

Penn and Teller Opinions. Desintoxication, censorship, prostitution

Penn & Teller are known for their hard opinions on religion, civil rights and other issues
From Wikipedia
Penn & Teller are Las Vegas headliners whose act is an amalgam of illusion and comedy. Penn Jillette is a raconteur; Teller generally uses pantomime while performing, although his voice can occasionally be heard throughout their performance. They specialize in gory tricks, exposures of fakers and of some magic tricks, and clever pranks, and have become associated with Las Vegas, atheism, scientific skepticism, and libertarianism.




Penn and Teller. The bible

Penn & Teller are known for their hard opinions on religion, civil rights and other issues
From Wikipedia
Penn & Teller are Las Vegas headliners whose act is an amalgam of illusion and comedy. Penn Jillette is a raconteur; Teller generally uses pantomime while performing, although his voice can occasionally be heard throughout their performance. They specialize in gory tricks, exposures of fakers and of some magic tricks, and clever pranks, and have become associated with Las Vegas, atheism, scientific skepticism, and libertarianism.

Penn and Teller, Petition to ban water

Penn & Teller are known for their hard opinions on religion, civil rights and other issues
From Wikipedia
Penn & Teller are Las Vegas headliners whose act is an amalgam of illusion and comedy. Penn Jillette is a raconteur; Teller generally uses pantomime while performing, although his voice can occasionally be heard throughout their performance. They specialize in gory tricks, exposures of fakers and of some magic tricks, and clever pranks, and have become associated with Las Vegas, atheism, scientific skepticism, and libertarianism.

Penn and Teller's opinions

Penn & Teller are known for their hard opinions on religion, civil rights and other issues
From Wikipedia
Penn & Teller are Las Vegas headliners whose act is an amalgam of illusion and comedy. Penn Jillette is a raconteur; Teller generally uses pantomime while performing, although his voice can occasionally be heard throughout their performance. They specialize in gory tricks, exposures of fakers and of some magic tricks, and clever pranks, and have become associated with Las Vegas, atheism, scientific skepticism, and libertarianism.

Signs From Heaven

Near Death Experiences

Flag Burning

Lobster Liberation Front

From Wikipedia,

The Lobster Liberation Front is an animal rights campaign operating sporadically on the coasts of Dorset and Cardiganshire, Wales. Their methods include sabotaging lobster pots and fishing boats. In 2004, the village of Worth Matravers, Dorset was targeted.
The LLF consider boiling lobsters alive (the traditional method for cooking them) unacceptable and use direct action to prevent it. As lobsters possess a rudimentary nervous system, the LLF believe they feel pain and thus boiling them is unnecessarily cruel [1]. This was challenged in a study released in 2005, which determined that lobsters cannot feel pain due to their diminished nervous capacity.


Activists' 'war' to save lobsters
Some 30 live lobsters were set loose and paint thrown over potsLobster fishermen are on alert after animal rights activists threatened to wage a "war" against them.
An anonymous email from the Lobster Liberation Front claims responsibility for a recent campaign of vandalism against a Dorset lobster fisherman.

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Google Earth Gallery I

Geosights of Utah

Panoramas of Germany

World Oil Consumption

2005 Hurracaine Katrina

Roman Historic Sites

People doing stupid things, Taliban's destruction of Buddha satatues

Old Ads and TV Series intros


Greatest American Heroe

Gilligan's Island

McHale Navy's

Hogan's Heroes


The Jetsons

The Flintstones

Kung Fu

Get Smart

Fall Guy

The A Team


Wonder Woman


Lost in Space

Anuncios viejos, old ads

En Espanol
Tele Mash 1970s

Mujer Bionica
Emitida desde enero de 1976 a mayo de 1978 58 episodios - ABC/NBC - 60 min.
La protagonista Lindsay Wagner como Jaime Sommers.

Hombre Bionico

Morenitos Gallito

Astro Boy

Florcita Motuda
Ganador de la OTI en 1998 realizado en Costa Rica

Wonder Years


El Avispon Verde

Michael Jordan Top 40 Moments

Sixtine Chapel

World Religions


Extremism in Religion -video

(WARNIMG. This video is about extremism in religion, nevertheless it might be offensive to some viewers.)
ALL religions have extremists in their mists.

US Westborough Baptist Extremist Church

Muslim and Christian Perception of God

(WARNIMG. This video is an honest conversation and comparision between the 2 main religions in the Planet. If you feel confortable with your religious beleifs this material might be offensive.)
2h 18min

Many non Muslims are surprised to find out that according to Muslim belief, Jesus, the son of Mary, is one of the greatest messengers of God.Muslims are taught to love Jesus, and a person cannot be a Muslim without believing in the virgin birth and miracles of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. Muslims believe these things about Jesus not because of the Bible or any other religion, but simply because the Holy Qur'an says these things about him. However, Muslims always emphasize that the miracles of Jesus, and all other prophets, were by "God's permission". This having been said, many Christians feel to not believe that Jesus is the "Son of God", "God Incarnate" or the "Third Person" of the Trinity.This is because the Qur'an clearly says that Almighty God does not have a "Son" --- neither allegorically, physically, metaphorically or metaphysically. The Pure Monotheism of Islam rejects the notion of "defining" God (which is basically what the "Doctrine of the Trinity" does), saying that someone is "like" God or equal to him, or praying to someone else besides God. Also, Islam teaches that titles such as "Lord" and "Savior" are due to God alone.The topic: Muslim and Christian Perception of GodA dialogue between Shabir Ally and Dr. David Shenk.

Dictators, Tyrants & other lunatics, the Taliban

China's Sichuan province, Buddha statute

LeShan DaFo (Happy Mountain Big Buddha) is located in central China's Sichuan province. This seventy-one meter tall Buddha statue was carved into a cliff face about 1,300 years ago. It gained the title of "World's Largest Buddha" after the Taliban government destroyed the cliff-carved Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan.

Budweiser Ads II

Frogs - Lizards - Ferret


Budweiser Ads I

Wassup Original



Call Waiting

The woman

Pizza delivery

The Game

How you doin

People doing amazing things, Rescues

People doing stupid things, Security camera burglar

Budweiser Commercials

Clever Commercials

Beer, a bid ad

Guinness Beer




The Story of God, BBC Documentary

Robert Winston
58 min 38 sec
In this episode about the history of various gods, Professor Robert Winston travels the world talking with people ranging from hindus, muslims and christians to buddhists and athiests. Appreciate the diversity.

The Century of the Self

BBC Documentary about the XXth century revolution of the mind. It is a unique version, that somebody might find untrue, of how some of Freud's discoveries have fueled our way of development and society and the cultural conflicts of today. It could be seeing as another brithis 'conspiracy' film, but it is well prepared and researched.

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The Media Revolution

Prometeus, a good fiction piece
Man is God. He is everywhere, he is anybody, he knows everything. This is the Prometeus new world. All started with the Media Revolution, with Internet, at the end of the last century. Everything related to the old media vanished: Gutenberg, the copyright, the radio, the television, the publicity. The old world reacts: more restrictions for the copyright, new laws against non authorized copies. Napster, the music peer to peer company is sued…"

Your body after you stop smoking


John West Salmon

Black Belt Bear - The best video clips are here

Bangkok Insurance

Richard Dawkins : On Evolution

Carl Sagan - 4 billion years of evolution

Quantum Mechanics for Dummies

Quantum Mechanics - Indirect Observation

Einstein footage

Friedrich Nietzsche

Petra, Jordan

Dictators, Tyrants & other lunatics... Kim Jong Il

Special Forces

Inside one of the most elite combat units in the world:
US Army Special Forces.
National Geographic takes us behind the scenes of US special operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

World Wealth Distribution

“The World Distribution of Household Wealth” Davies, Sandstrom, Shorrocks, and Wolff 2006

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)/capita

These maps show the changing distribution of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)/capita. Gross Domestic Product is the total money value of goods and services produced in a country in one year. GDP/capita is the total divided by the number of people in the country. In other words, GDP/capita is a measure of the value of products made and services provided by each person. It is a measure of the average productive capacity of people in one country. Since productive capacity has a strong influence on living conditions, including wages, food, housing and healthcare, GDP/capita provides a rough estimate of living standards and is frequently termed 'income'.
These maps show GDP/capita measured at purchasing power parity (PPP). This means that the value of goods in one country is valued in US dollars using the ratio of the cost of a basket of common goods in the two countries. This takes into account general price differences in the two countries.
A separate presentation, in this section of the Atlas, presents changing GNP (Gross National Product)/capita data. GNP differs from GDP through the inclusion of the overseas income of nationals. So, for example, the US GNP includes the overseas income of corporations based in the US. GNP/capita price data is available for a longer period. But GDP (PPP)/capita is a more robust and straightforward measure of comparative levels of economic activity.
What the maps suggest
PPP (purchasing power parity) comparisons of national income take into account differences in living costs among countries. As a general rule, food, housing, transport and other goods, are cheaper in the global south than in the industrialized north. As a consequence, comparisons using national income at purchasing power parity suggest that some aspects of economic inequality are less marked than if the comparison is made with market exchange rates of the currencies concerned.
For example, the maps below show few countries with per capita income less than $1 per day. And, the picture of African per capita output is less bleak than if output were compared using exchange rates (as is done in the GNP/capita series of maps).
This map series suggests some improvement in national output in the global South. Most of Asia and much of Africa have per capita national output below $2 per day in 1975. By 1999, no large countries in Asia, and few in Africa are below that level. Most have shifted to the range $730 to $5000 ($2 to $14 per day).
GDP (PPP) / capita measures of output do not show the striking growth of East Asian miracle economies as strongly as measures of GNP/capita. South Korean output per capita has shifted from the $730 to $5k category to the $10k to 20k category.

Life expectancy at birth, 40 years comparison

North South gap in life expectancy is narrowing fast

Life expectancy estimates how long a baby born today can expect to live. It varies by wealth, gender and ethnicity. The rich, for example, with better access to food and healthcare, live longer than the poor. In aggregate, nevertheless, life expectancy provides a robust measure of living conditions in a particular country.

Maps on this page show national estimates of Life Expectancy by decade since 1960. The gap between the industrialized North and the non-industrialized South was most marked in 1960. Since then this element of inequality has been declining. People have been living longer all over the world.
By 1980, people in some countries of N W Europe could expect to live beyond 75. By 1990, this was a reasonable expectation in most countries of the industrialized world. In 1960, few people in Asia expected to live more than 50. By the end of the century, most can expect to live to 60 or beyond. China, in particular, made great strides; its average life expectancy almost doubled, increasing from 36 to 70.
Examination of African life expectancies between 1970 and 1999 shows an exception to the general picture of people living longer. In some countries, life expectancy has fallen. The acquired immune deficiency syndrome, AIDS, has lowered life expectancy in some countries of Africa during the 1980s and 1990s.

UC Atlas of Global Inequality

UC Atlas of Global Inequality

Mapping Global Inequality

Mapping Global Inequality
52 min 53 sec - May 2, 2007
Google Tech Talks May 2,2007

One of the great debates of our time concerns the gap between the rich and poor worlds and the ... all » influence of globalization on that gap. The UC Atlas of Global Inequality (http://ucatlas.ucsc.edu) mobilizes undergraduate and graduate students to research global inequality and poverty. The UC Atlas is the leading site in Google searches for 'global inequality'. It maps, graphs and provides academic background to a range of issues including health, economic globalization, income inequalities and trade. It has interactive mapping, graphing and tabulation giving access to data about inequality, individual country pages, a blog on the latest research and internet sources.

The Mysterious Placebo Effect

"Understanding it can help avoid flawed study designs.
Mandrake root, powdered mummy, comb, spider web, ants, scorpions, bone, teeth, crab’s eyes, viper’s flesh, worms, and pearls. These are just a few of the ingredients from the premodern pharmacopoeia, some of which were still in use at the turn of the century. No one would question the fact that they worked as a placebo, if at all. But how many drugs in our current pharmacopoeia also might be ineffective? We rely on double-blind placebo-controlled trials to tell us, but the answers may not always hold true with clinical experience."

MDD July/August 1999: The Mysterious Placebo Effect:

Placebo Effect

Placebo Effect

"The physician's belief in the treatment and the patient's faith in the physician exert a mutually reinforcing effect; the result is a powerful remedy that is almost guaranteed to produce an improvement and sometimes a cure." -- Petr Skrabanek and James McCormick, Follies and Fallacies in Medicine, p. 13.

The placebo effect is the measurable, observable, or felt improvement in health not attributable to treatment. This effect is believed by many people to be due to the placebo itself in some mysterious way. A placebo (Latin for "I shall please") is a medication or treatment believed by the administrator of the treatment to be inert or innocuous. Placebos may be sugar pills or starch pills. Even "fake" surgery and "fake" psychotherapy are considered placebos.

placebo effect

After Life Visions

"Scientists discover the mystery of afterlife visions

From: http://english.pravda.ru/science/mysteries/05-10-2006/84876-afterlife-0
Oct 5, 2006

The “tunnel of light” by which the dying persons reportedly travel to the afterlife, the cherubs and other heavenly creatures who welcome them on the other side are mere hallucinations.
“About 60 percent of all people who were taken to an intensive care unit spent some time in a state of “near death,” says Oleg Vasiliev, doctor of highest category, staff member of the Institute of Resuscitation Studies of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. “After being brought back to life, they told stories about the bright light they were taken to as if by a fast elevator, the faces of their deceased loved ones they saw in the ‘afterlife’, some even said that they had been welcomed by Jesus Christ. However, the latest studies show that all those visions stem from the physiological processes that occur in the damaged brain of a patient. "

afterlife visions:

Amazing Subconscious Mind

The amazing subconscious mind
Jan 22, 2007

MOST of those who attended my remote viewing session in the Young Presidents’ Organization Convention in December in Phuket, Thailand, were able to perform it with great success.

In a remote viewing session, I taught participants how to project their consciousness or sense of awareness to a distant place that they have never visited or seen before and to describe it accurately.
To their great amazement, almost all of them succeeded in doing so.

Remote viewing or traveling clairvoyance has been extensively and scientifically studied and verified for 20 years at the Stanford Research Institute (now called SRI International) in Menlo Park, California, by two brilliant scientists with Ph.Ds in physics: Dr. Russell Targ and Dr. Harold Puthoff.

They proved that almost anybody can successfully learn how to perform remote viewing after only a brief explanation or training.

amazing subconscious

Genius and Madness

"Are Genius and Madness Related?

Contemporary Answers to an Ancient Question
By Dean Keith Simonton, Ph.D.
Psychiatric Times June 2005 Vol. XXII Issue 7
The idea that creativity and psychopathology are somehow linked goes way back to antiquity--to the time of Aristotle. Centuries later, this belief was developed and expanded by various psychiatrists, psychoanalysts and psychologists. For instance, Cesare Lombroso, M.D., argued toward the end of the 19th century that genius and madness were closely connected manifestations of an underlying degenerative neurological disorder. To be sure, this idea has not gone without challenge. On the contrary, humanistic psychologists were inclined to associate creativity with mental health. Nevertheless, the prevailing view appears to be that psychopathology and creativity are positively associated.
But what is the scientific evidence supporting this hypothesized association? And what does this evidence suggest is the basis for the relationship?"

Genius and Madness:

The 12 universal dreams

The 12 universal dreams
By Virginia Linn, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Anthropologists, psychologists and dream workers have found similar themes in dreams. These so-called universal dreams transcend all generations and cultures. While not all experts agree on the same list and frequency, here's a compilation from the book, "The Universal Dream Key: The 12 most common dream themes around the world" (HarperCollins, 2001), by Patricia Garfield, based on her international survey, worldwide travel and research.

While people have many more negative dreams than positive ones, each theme has negative and positive sides.

The 12 universal dreams

Nature vs. Nurture: Mysteries of Individuality Unraveled | LiveScience

Nature vs. Nurture: Mysteries of Individuality Unraveled
By Jeanna Bryner, Special to LiveScience

Is it just coincidence that Bobby Bonds and his son Barry both made baseball history with their all-star power and speed? Or that Francis Ford Coppola and daughter Sofia rose to fame as award-winning film directors?
Questions like these have long plagued psychologists, geneticists and philosophers.
Coined nature versus nurture, it is one of the great mysteries of the mind, and much research has focused on the relative role of genes and the environment in determining everything from athleticism to personality to a person's predisposition to obesity.

Nature vs. Nurture: Mysteries of Individuality Unraveled | LiveScience

LiveScience.com : Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

LiveScience.com : Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

Study: People Literally Feel Pain of Others | LiveScience

Study: People Literally Feel Pain of Others
By Charles Q. Choi, Special to LiveScience

A brain anomaly can make the saying "I know how you feel" literally true in hyper-empathetic people who actually sense that they are being touched when they witness others being touched.
The condition, known as mirror-touch synesthesia, is related to the activity of mirror neurons, cells recently discovered to fire not only when some animals perform some behavior, such as climbing a tree, but also when they watch another animal do the behavior. For "synesthetes," it's as if their mirror neurons are on overdrive.

Study: People Literally Feel Pain of Others | LiveScience

WEB What people are doing

The good wife's guide 1955, Housekeeping Weekly

Social evolution

Dictators, Tyrants & other lunatics... Hugo Chavez

Dictators, Tyrants & other lunatics... Slodoban Milosevic

Dogfights Against Japanese Fleet, Leyte Gulf. History Channel

Dogfights of the Middle East. History Channel

Dogfights - The Greatest Air Battles. History Channel

Computer graphics, animation, firsthand accounts, and archival footage make these thrilling and dangerous dogfights all too real. Each segment begins with an introduction to a pilot and the conflict he was engaged in, the history and technology of the aircraft that he flew, and the enemy he faced. Then comes the moment of contact and the fight begins. Experience a computer-generated recreation of the aerial battle as the voice of the pilot plays out this life and death combat.

Man's inhumanity to man

Dictators, Tyrants & other lunatics... Joseph Stalin

History Channel Documentary

Dictators, Tyrants & other lunatics... Adolf Hitler

Dictators, Tyrants & other lunatics... Pol Pot

This is one of the sickest lunatic our history has ever seen.

the Interview & Confession

Cambodia 1965

Dictators, Tyrants & other lunatics... Idi Amin Dada

Papua New Guinea

Tari and The Hulis Wigmen

Mnt. Hagen

Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

from ISS

Time-lapse videos



Driving Across the US

Panama Canal

Aurora (Northern Lights)

Antarctica life in the south pole - Time lapse: A Year seasons

2006 Happy 25th Birthday PC CNN clip