Thursday, December 24, 2009

Good Reads

What happens on Facebook doesn't always stay on Facebook, and sometimes those misadventures make the national news. Here are ten stories of how Facebook is affecting the lives of people outside the internet. (via Unique Daily)

Why do our siblings drive us crazy? As the mother of a half-dozen teenagers on vacation, I was disappointed to find that competitiveness is natural and probably unavoidable.

5 Famous Missing Fingers. All on (or were once on) different famous hands.

Thorium, the Green Nuke. Uranium worked best for nuclear weapons, but it is rare, dangerous, and produces lots of nuclear waste, whereas thorium can bypass those problems.

Machine Translates Thoughts into Speech in Real Time. A brain-machine interface has been developed that has been successfully tested on a patient with Locked-In Syndrome. (via J-Walk Blog)

Kim Peek, the inspiration for Rain Man, died Saturday at age 58. Take a look back at the life of an extraordinary man.

Pyramids exist not only in Egypt, but all over the world. Some are ancient and mysterious, while others are gaudy and profitable.

20 Things that Happen Every Minute. Facts about our world that might make you stop and think, "whoa!"

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