Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Recommended Reading

The Top 25 Star Trek Characters. This is a trip down memory lane for life long Trekkers, and a valuable resource for young fans just getting familiar with the franchise.

Summertime in the Arctic Circle means 24-hour daylight. As you can see in this video, the sun doesn't go down, it just bounces along the horizon.

The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

Bioengineered Moss Can Produce Human Proteins. This process may someday lead to simpler and cheaper ways to produce insulin and other lifesavers.

The economy is leading some folks to downgrade from restaurants to fast food. Before you try out the value menus, check out this review of the cheapest foods at five leading franchises.

In 1926, the Ku Klux Klan faced the Hebrew All-Stars in a baseball game. The KKK won that one, but elsewhere similar teams were taking their lumps. (via Metafilter)

4 Terrifying Theories in Astronomy. We could all be wiped out in a heartbeat, but don't let a little thing like that ruin your day!

What Makes Us Happy? Harvard researchers followed 268 men for 72 years to find the answers. (via dd">Metafilter)

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