A million residents of the Chelyabinsk Province in Russia found out what happens when radioactive waste is not properly stored or cooled between 1948 and 1990 -not that they were told what was happening. The Worldwatch Institute calls it the "most polluted spot" in history.
An Antarctic expedition is setting out to find an explanation for why there is a great mountain range buried under the White Continent. The mysterious Gamburtsevs lie underneath up to four kilometers of ice. (via Metafilter)
The Science of Gossip: Why We Can't Stop Ourselves. Because a good dish is as satisfying as ...a good dish.
Displays of altruism or selflessness towards others can be sexually attractive in a mate. I have one thing to say about that study: duh.
Statistic on Global Wealth and Poverty. A guaranteed eye-opener.
The Cocaine Factory. The drug itself is bad enough, but look what other nasty thing they use to process it!
Despite the Wall Street meltdown, here are 10 Things That Are Going Right for the economy that consumers can rejoice about. (via Consumerist)
People keep coming up with ideas for controlling hurricanes. Hurricanes are so big they just laugh at such efforts.