6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain.
Scientists can extract images directly from the brain. The technology is still rather crude, but may lead to viewing dreams and hallucinations someday.
Web Urbanist has posted so many features on abandoned places, they've compiled a meta-post where you can find all of them. Cities, towns, vehicles, and buildings, they're all here!
Necessary Angels. Lower-caste Indian women trained in health care are the ones who save lives in small villages doctors don't want to work in. (via Metafilter)
The Levitating Lightbulb. A cool demonstration of an implementation of wireless energy transfer, in combination with magnetic levitation.
Over a thousand species have been discovered over the past ten years in the Mekong River area of southeast Asia. They include a bright pink millipede, a miniature deer, and a spider with a 12-inch legspan.
The Beautiful Mind is a collection of neuroscience photographs presented as art. Mouseover each photo for an explanation. (via Metafilter)
Christmas shopping is different this year. "The thrill of insane bargains and the suggestion that we can rescue our economy by spending money is colliding with the nauseating sensation that we should be saving up for a long, dark winter."