Monday, February 02, 2009

Good Reads

Long-exposure photography makes for some cool effects. Just don't jiggle the camera!

The Stories Behind 10 Famous Food Logos. The oldest ones seem like friends in our cupboards, even if they are fictional characters.

The clash between Chinese and Swedish table manners highlights how different cultures define manners and intimacy. Commenters add how other cultures would react.

Boulder City, Nevada is the home of the newest and largest solar plant in America. 167,000 solar panels are ready to provide juice to homes in California.

The Proliferation of Kingdoms. What were once just plants and animals are now divided into six kingdoms under three domains.

Change is happening already. Starting this summer, the biotech firm Geron will treat a small group of spinal-cord injury patients using neurons derived from stem cells, marking the first time embryonic stem cells will be tested in humans.

Why some people can't put two and two together. Dyscalculia is the numerical equivalent of dyslexia.

Slice has a descriptive List of Regional Pizza Styles. In some places they consider it normal to put the sauce on last! (via Metafilter)

Photo editors from major news services look back at the Bush presidency through the images they published.

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