Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Video Games & Culture

Monday, December 19th, 2011

PBS takes a look at how video games have become a part of our culture. Found at YouTube from PBS.

Digitized Dead Sea Scrolls

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The Dead Sea Scrolls are now online; a project of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, powered by Google technology. Found at YouTube from Google.

Botaoshi Explained

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

What looks like a violent mash-up of rugby, king of the hill and capture the flag is a competition played in some Japanese schools. Martin Berman learns more about the unique sport. Found at Discovery News.

PSA: Comic-Con Cosplay Fashion Crisis

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

They’re not saying don’t dress up like slave Leia; just be smart about it. Found at YouTube from BreakOriginals.

Energy Vampires

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Vampires feed on blood but Energy Vampires? What’s their sustenance? Found at

Abu Simbel

Friday, July 8th, 2011

The statues at Abu Simbel in Egypt are a testament to human ingenuity — and ego. Find out what’s so cool about Abu Simbel (and statues). Found at