Illinois The Loneliest State?

Odell, Illinois ~ Sunset

Odell, Illinois ~ Sunset (Photo credit: Pete Zarria)

Half of Illinois Wants to Leave State. And people in Illinois not only want to leave, they’re among the most likely to actually do it, the Washington Post notes
‘Every state has at least some residents who are looking for greener pastures, but nowhere is the desire to move more prevalent than in Illinois and Connecticut. In both of these states, about half of residents say that if given the chance to move to a different state, they would like to do so. Maryland is a close third, at 47%. By contrast, in Montana, Hawaii, and Maine, just 23% say they would like to relocate. Nearly as few — 24% — feel this way in Oregon, New Hampshire, and Texas…’

If the neanderthals were dumb, we are just as dumb
Neanderthals were as intelligent as our human ancestors, scientists say
‘A pair of researchers analysed archaeological evidence detailing the capabilities of Neanderthals found they had advanced capabilities similar to that of ancient humans 40,000 years ago: Complex hunting methods that required a group effort and planning in advance; likely use of spoken language; use of pigments probably for body painting; use of symbolic objects like eagle claws and perforated animal teeth, probably for pendants; and the sophisticated use of fire.

‘Writing in the scientific journal PLOS ONE this week, the researchers highlighted some of the capabilities of Neanderthals…’

Another hi-tech graphic design for cartoon costume becomes reality
NASA Goes With ‘Tron-Like’ Design for Next Spacesuit
‘With more than 60 percent of 200,000 votes, the “Technology” option won. NASA says it’s “laser-focused” on heading to Mars and that this new Z-series of spacesuits will help determine what astronauts will live and work in on the Martian planet one day.

‘But of course, what’s hard to ignore is that this suit looks like the get-ups from the “Tron” movies, which we’re guessing played a part in that public vote. (Via Walt Disney Pictures / “Tron: Legacy“)

‘As NASA explains, these suits will feature electroluminescent wiring never before used in a spacesuit…’

The Secret of Pyramids’ Construction
Ancient Egyptians transported pyramid stones over wet sand
Or do you still believe that sound waves lifted the stones?
‘For the construction of the pyramids, the ancient Egyptians had to transport heavy blocks of stone and large statues across the desert. The Egyptians therefore placed the heavy objects on a sledge that workers pulled over the sand. Research from the University of Amsterdam has now revealed that the Egyptians probably made the desert sand in front of the sledge wet. Experiments have demonstrated that the correct amount of dampness in the sand halves the pulling force required…’
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