Joe Hanson
American comedian
Joe Hanson
Joe Hanson is a writer/comedian living in Los Angeles. He is best known for his work on Current TV, Smash Cuts and "Joe Goes. " In 2005, Joe and his production partner Hassan S. Ali created the Joe Gets series for Current TV, which spanned 50 episodes and was sponsored by T-Mobile. The series involved Joe exploring fish-out-of-water situations, like entering a freestyle rap battle, visiting a dominatrix, and going to professional wrestling school.
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In Hawaii, You Can Actually Hear Evolution In Action
Huffington Post - about 1 year
There's a strange quiet on the small, remote Hawaiian island of Kauai that suggests Charles Darwin got it right. There, in order to protect themselves against parasitic predatory flies, crickets have rapidly evolved to ensure their own survival. From the late 1990s to 2003 -- "just 20 or so cricket generations," according to one study -- male crickets' wings evolved to prevent them from making their signature chirping sound. The mutation, while a challenge for mating, means the predatory flies can't locate them.  "Silence saved their lives," says biologist and science writer Joe Hanson in an episode of "It's Okay To Be Smart." "Not only did we see natural selection in action, it happened in the blink of an eye." The video below -- part of an ongoing series called "12 Days Of Evolution" -- is for all your evolution-denying friends out there.    Also on HuffPost:  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subjec ...
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Human body reduced to chemical formula by Texas biologist
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Dr Joe Hanson, a science writer based in Austin, Texas, worked out what a single 'human molecule' might look like if the chemical elements that make it up were written out.
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'Science Of Kissing' Video Shows Crazy Effect Smooching Has On Your Body
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Kissing feels good--no doubt about that. But why does it feel good, and what happens inside your body when you lock lips with a loved one? The answers to those questions are surprisingly complicated, as Joe Hanson of the YouTube channel It's Okay To Be Smart explains in a new video. Kissing, he says, involves five of your 12 cranial nerves and more than a dozen facial muscles--and that's just the beginning. "Your first kiss brings on a rush of novelty as a flood of dopamine acts on the same brain reward centers triggered by drugs like cocaine," Hanson says in the video. "Thanks to epinephrine and norepinephrine, your heart beats faster and you get a wave of oxygenated blood to your brain which makes your pupils dilate. Maybe that's why we close our eyes when we kiss." Fascinating. Still, researchers claim there's a lot left to learn about kissing. So, this Valentine's Day you may want to run some field tests! Science needs you.
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Joe Hansen: Home for the Holidays? Not for Walmart Workers
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Wanted: Store Associates who will work for low pay, poor working conditions, erratic schedules -- including working on Thanksgiving Day -- and not enough hours to qualify for health care. Associates must be willing to live on public subsidies at taxpayer expense in order to survive. Those who try to speak out or unite as a group to address workplace issues will be silenced and possibly terminated. Please apply within your local Walmart store. As the six members of the billionaire Walton Family -- heirs to the Walmart superchain -- prepare to sit down to a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner with their families, the holiday will be very different for the 1.4 million Walmart associates who work for them. For the second year, Walmart is planning to put profits before its workers by beginning its Black Friday sales at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and forcing its workers -- many of whom are part-time -- to abandon quality time with their own families during a cherished American holid ...
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Veronicarmageddon | Bad Astronomy
Discover Magazine - over 4 years
My pal Veronica Belmont hosts a show on TechFeed called Fact or Fictional, where she investigates the science of a movie based on viewer suggestions. She recently took on the wonderful fantastic gawd-awful piece of festering offal "Armageddon", talking to scientist Joe Hanson, who writes the terrific It’s OK to Be Smart blog. Let’s just say they agree with me about the movie: Yay! That was fun. This pretty much follows my own recent thoughts on the movie, as well as my original review of it when it came out in 1998. If you want to learn how we’d really prevent an asteroid impact, and why we need to take this seriously, I gave a TEDxBoulder talk about it. It’s a real threat, but one we can prevent if we choose to do so. Related Posts: - Astronomy Veronica Anemone - Armpitageddon - “Armageddon” had bad science. Shocker, I know. - Armageddon, Deep Impact: decadent - Armageddon sick of Shuttle hoaxes
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Squid Membrane 'Dances' Along To Cypress Hill Hit In Crazy Cool Music Video
Huffington Post - over 4 years
California hip-hop group Cypress Hill is known for many things, including the nasally stylings of lead vocalist B-Real and its annual and self-explanatory Smokeout Music Festival event. But a wacky new science experiment involving neural control and a Longfin Inshore squid is bringing new meaning to the group's hit 1993 crossover track "Insane in the Brain," or in this case, the membrane. Backyard Brains, a group of neuroscience-obsessed educators and innovators, posted a video of its latest mad scientist experiment, in which members stimulate a squid's ultra-sensitive pigment cells in time to the hit song. According to The Verge, the brainy team was inspired by a paper published in the Royal Society journal , in which researchers studied the neural control of tuneable skin iridescence in the ancient cephalopods. Using an iPhone and a suction electrode, the team jerry-rigged a device that sent audio, in the form of electrical signals, pulsing into the squid's dorsal ...
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1st look at theater shooting suspect
CNN - over 4 years
The man accused of opening fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, is set to make his first court appearance Monday,giving the public its first look at the suspect since his arrest in an attack that authorities say was planned months in advance.
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Retired Madam Would Rather Her Daughter Be A Prostitute Than A Banker
Business Insider - over 4 years
Becky Adams began her more than two-decade career in sex work at a time of desperation. But even though her teenage daughter Emilia grew up wanting for nothing, Adams wouldn't mind if the girl followed in her footsteps. It's certainly better than banking, she told the British tabloid, The Sun. "Society may judge her but I wouldn't," she says. "At least prostitution is an honest profession." Adams wouldn't want her daughter to peddle her trade on the streets, but she would help her find success in the world of high-end escorting. "I'd much rather she work as an escort than a banker," the former madam told The Sun. "I couldn't understand her wanting to do something morally wrong, something that could jeopardize someone else." "Prostitution is a service. It's like care work," she explained. "Clients might be disabled or widowed, it's about making them feel special." Adams kept her daughter Emilia away from her brothels in the English town of Milton Keynes during the workday, but ...
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Department of Defense Schools Adopt Common Standards
Education Week - almost 5 years
For two years now, we've been keeping you updated on the news of common-standards adoption through our Common-Standards Watch map. We have news for you today that affects that map, but defies easy depiction graphically. Here's the news: the schools serving Department of Defense families have adopted the Common Core State Standards. The move was officially announced to department educators and parents in two memoranda issued yesterday by Marilee Fitzgerald, the director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, or DoDEA. It means that 87,000 students and 8,700 teachers in 194 schools in 12 countries will now be learning and teaching according to those guidelines, just like the millions of students and teachers in the District of Columbia and 46 states that have already adopted them. The standards adoption actually took place on Dec. 15, 2011, I'm told by DoDEA officials. Joel Hansen, the agency's acting assistant associate director for education, said that is w ...
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Fire Department, Lodi community say their good-byes to Capt. Joe Hansen
Lodinenws.com - almost 5 years
Lodi Fire Capt. Joe Hansen was a man who liked to say "OK."
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Lodi Fire Capt. Joe Hansen will be missed by everyone who knew him
Lodinenws.com - almost 5 years
Today, we formally say good-bye to a very special friend. Most of you know — or have now heard of — Capt. Joe Hansen of Station No. 4, Lodi Fire Department. For those who had a personal connection wit
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Lodi Fire Department Capt. Joe Hansen killed in motorcycle accident
Lodinenws.com - almost 5 years
Lodi Fire Capt. Joe Hansen was killed in a motorcycle accident near the town of Pioneer in Amador County early Friday morning.
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Landmark year for Tod and Sutcliffe wants some success
Halifax Courier - almost 5 years
TODMORDEN have set their sights on trying to mark the club’s 175th anniversary season by winning a trophy. The Centre Vale Park team open their Lancashire League programme at Ramsbottom tomorrow and captain Andrew Sutcliffe sees no reason why his men should not be in the hunt for honours this summer. “Over the last three seasons we have finished in the top four and gone far in all the cup competitions without bringing home any silverware,” he said. Sutcliffe is hoping for a little more improvement to tip the scales and returning Pakistani professional Qaiser Abbas is obviously central to their hopes after his superb 2011 campaign. Tod, who are one of the many clubs who have been netting at the Cricket Asylum in Sowerby Bridge, have lost Nick and Stevie Barker back to neighbours Walsden but Elliot Gilford, Joe Hanson and Kristian Garland have made the trip in the opposite direction. “I think we have got a well balanced side that is good enough to beat last year’s achievements,” add ...
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Motshekga to fight court challenge
Cape Times - almost 5 years
||| Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has filed notice to oppose Equal Education’s court case, which aims to compel the government to provide equal infrastructure at all schools. Equal Education’s Joey Hasson said: “It is unfortunate that she has chosen to oppose an application that could advance the right to basic education for most of South Africa’s pupils.”
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The color of his skin
Chicago Reader - almost 5 years
Joe Henson died because he was black. Forty years later, his daughter wants justice. by Steve Bogira Editor's note: Read Part 2 of this story, which describes A missing gun, a wavering prosecution, and decades of regret. Jo Ann Henson has always wanted to know more about how and why her father was killed.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Hanson
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 29
    Joe also appeared in March 2012 in the music video for the song by Julian Smith on YouTube "Eat Randy" featuring as 'Randy'.
    More Details Hide Details The video gained over a million views.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    In 2010, Joe started the Web series "Joe Goes," in which he visits conventions, events and countries, to have funny interactions with people.
    More Details Hide Details The episode "Joe Goes To Exxxotica Expo" went viral, making the front page of the Huffington Post, and getting over 550,000 views combined on YouTube and Funny Or Die. Other episodes have included visits to Anime Expo, Amsterdam, London, and the press junket for Tron: Legacy. Joe also created the website Fake Rap News, which is like The Onion for hip hop. Joe is a graduate of the University of Chicago and grew up in Fosston, Minnesota. In 2005, he appeared as a contestant on the first season of the reality show Beauty and the Geek.
  • 2009
    Age 26
    In 2009, Joe joined the cast of Smash Cuts, a syndicated clip show on The CW and CBS affiliates.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    In 2008, Joe started "Bino White Weekly," in which he made a rap song every week as Bino White.
    More Details Hide Details The topics ranged from Nintendo to Twitter to Science, and each track was accompanied by a YouTube video. He did for this 52 weeks, breaking Crooked I's record for weekly rap songs.
  • 2005
    Age 22
    In 2005, Joe and his production partner Hassan S. Ali created the Joe Gets series for Current TV, which spanned 50 episodes and was sponsored by T-Mobile.
    More Details Hide Details The series involved Joe exploring fish-out-of-water situations, like entering a freestyle rap battle, visiting a dominatrix, and going to professional wrestling school. The series included trips to California, Indiana, Nevada, Missouri, South Dakota, Alabama and New York. Joe also made the satirical series What's Wrong With, the music video parody Viral Superstar, and interviewed celebrities at Elton John's Oscars Afterparty, including George Lucas, Eddie Van Halen, Prince, Carmen Electra, Carson Daly, John Waters, Salma Hayek and Rick Fox.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Age 0
    Born in 1983.
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