Thursday, May 28, 2009

Informative Links

Jellyfish aren’t fish, and they aren’t made of jelly. What they are is strange enough.

NPR has an excerpt from Brent Jeffs' book about growing up in a family of one father, four mothers, twenty children, and more cousins than he can count. There's also an audio interview. (via Metafilter)

Achieving Fame, Wealth And Beauty Are Psychological Dead Ends. This news will make it much easier for us to sit around the house in our jammies all day.

The top 10 species found and described in 2008, according to The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. I'm assuming "top" means the most interesting new species, because they are.

Decoding antiquity: Eight scripts that still can't be read. The science of decoding ancient languages is both tantalizing and frustrating.

7 Famous People Who Died During Sex. They say there's no better way to go, but how guilty their partners must have felt!

10 things you probably didn't know about Mt. Rushmore. Like how they "moved" Thomas Jefferson.

A mathematical oncologist says we can learn to live with cancer by keeping it under control instead of seeking to destroy it. It's an entirely new way of thinking about the dreaded disease.

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