Saturday, August 22, 2009

Informative Links

The ultimate backyard status symbol is a tree that has been to the moon. There are hundreds of them, and most are unaccounted for.

For kids with xeroderma pigmentosum, sunshine is deadly. It was magic when the New York Yankees put together a night to remember for these kids who never get to do normal things. (via YesButNoButYes)

The Top Ten Notorious American Biker Gangs. There are plenty of others; these are just the ones getting all the headlines. (via Gorilla Mask)

How to harvest honey from a bee hive. A sweet and scary job that’s best left to those who know what they are doing.

The Best Science Visualization Videos of 2009. Earthquakes and plasma and nuclear reactors, oh my!

Get a peek into how scientists think and converse with two posts and comments about relativity. How fast can a stadium wave go, and does it matter anyway?

11 Things You Didn't Know About Pinball History. Trouble with a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for pinball. (via Neatorama)

The Business of Human Smuggling on the Mexican Border, part one and part two. The author visits Altar, Mexico, a crossroads of drug dealing and emigrants waiting to enter the US.

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