Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Good Reads and Information

A Trip to Taipei’s Shilin Night Market. Part one of Joel Haas' travelogue in pictures.

What it's like to freeze to death. Told in eloquent and horrifying detail.

A birthmother compares the psychological damage of abortion and adoption.

What does the United States do with its nuclear waste? Seal it in containers and store it right there where it was produced. At least for the time being.

A look at what happens to real people when states try to balance their budgets by trimming welfare programs.

This Old House presents 50 Nifty Tricks for DIY Savings. These are much more than the "clip coupons and skip Starbucks" tips we hear every day. (via Consumerist)

North America's newest dinosaur had the makings of a monster: razor-sharp claws, a runner's body, and similarities with the Velociraptor of Jurassic Park infamy. If only it'd been bigger than a chicken.

Seven ways to fool your sense of touch. These tactile illusions are almost spooky! You'll feel foolish about fooling your feelings. (via Boing Boing)

How To Win Your NCAA Pool: Pick Duke, and then act like a hedge fund manager. As you minimize your losses, you also minimize your chance of winning big.

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