Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Good Reads and Information

A new study finds that coffee drinkers are less likely to die of heart disease. I’ll drink to that.

Experiments at the CERN particle accelerator may lead to superfast internet speeds -up to 10 gigabytes per second! And we were worried about a tear in the space-time continuum.

Bankrupt! 65 Famous People Who Lost It All. Still, none of them ever had to worry about their next meal.

The family and a court demands that an 85-year-old 'minimally conscious' patient be treated as if he’s going to recover. Doctors refuse, saying further intervention is “torture” and therefore unethical. How should this be resolved?

Colossal construction: The world's nine largest science projects. My hat is off to the people who wrote the grant proposals for these.

The Top Ten Passwords. Don’t use these unless you’re trying to hack into someone else’s account. And dont do that, either.

Here's another round of creative computer case mods. A piano, V8 engine, whiskey bottle -is there anything you can't stick a computer inside?

Europe and Asia have figured it out, so why is the American rail system still so unspeakably awful? A transcontinental train ride can be fun, if you've got unlimited patience.

10 of the Greenest Colleges in America. One is where my parents met.

70 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube. Media outlets, cultural institutions, universities and non-profits have their own channels you can subscribe to or bookmark.

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