Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Good Reads and Information

A Scientist's Guide to Finding Alien Life. The concept is a lot more plausible now than ever in history.

How an economics reporter for the New York Times became a typical victim of the mortgage crisis. Should the lesson be: a) it could have happened to anyone, or b) don't take financial advice from newspapers?

5 Pieces of Junk That Turned Out to be Invaluable Artifacts. Excuse me now, I feel the need to go clean out my attic.

25 logos with hidden messages. Some are well-known, but others will make you wonder how you ever missed it.

Rules for Time Travelers. Real-world facts may lead to amazing breakthroughs, but they tend to take the fun out of changing history.

The story behind the soldier in Afghanistan photographed in his boxer shorts. (via Neatorama)

Top 10 Greatest Explosions Ever. Actually this list addresses ten types of big explosions, so you'll for sure learn something new.

The Many Sides of Shel Silverstein. He was a lot more than a children's poet and illustrator.

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