Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Good Reads

40 years ago, the Aral Sea was the fourth largest lake in the world. Due to human intervention, all that's left is a few small lakes.

Now that a program designed to attract girls to science are working, some are starting to worry about the smaller percentage of boys participating in science fairs. What really matters is that more kids are interested in science overall.

Some airlines are going the extra mile to become more environmentally-friendly. If you're going to fly anyway, you might consider how these four are going green.

The Six Creepiest Abandoned Places. They gave me the willies, and all I did was look at the pictures.

Five Famous Felines. Most cats are content to stick close to home and family, but some have made a name for themselves by taking on other employment or pastimes.

New York Magazine has an eight-page story about how new technology contributes to our short attention spans. If you read all of it, it apparently doesn't apply to you.

How a Civil War Amputation Was Performed. This is a graphic and detailed description, and definitely not for those with weak stomachs.

Susan Boyle looked a whole lot better on the Britain's Got Talent semi-final round. We knew she would sing well.

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