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Governor of Texas Rick Perry spoke in San Francisco Wednesday night and managed to offend many in his audience. Perry’s unsuccessful 2012 bid for the U.S. Presidency was hurt in part by a series of poorly-chosen comments on his part, and this trend continues.
Don’t worry: despite its colorful name, “Soylent” contains neither ground-up humans nor soy. It is a powdered “food replacement” with a carbohydrates, fats, and protein ratio of 50/30/20. Each serving contains 9g of dietary fiber, 36% of the U.S. RDA. A full bag of Soylent contains three “meals,” each to be mixed together with oil that comes with the bag. In its liquid form, a bag of creepily beige Soylent contains just over 2,000 calories and at least 100% of the RDA for each essential nutrient (for a few of them it goes a little over).
11-year-old Audrey Zhang of Long Island, New York, is the creator of the drawing on Google’s homepage today. She’s not a full-time designer, Google Doodle team member, or anything else. She’s a student who beat out more than 100,000 other submissions from students in K-12 grades across the United States in the seventh annual Doodle 4 Google contest.
Albert Einstein’s name has made the news frequently in recent months, most notably for two very different reasons. First, his theories concerning relativity are continuing to both find points of support and challenge in the scientific community. And second, a series of letters about his personal life have now come to the stage in the Alan Alda play, “Dear Albert.”
Net neutrality has been making the tech news headlines frequently, but most consumers don’t know much about it. At least they didn’t until John Oliver went on a rant several days ago.