Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good Reads

6 Man-Made Natural Disasters Just Waiting to Happen. Like New Orleans and Port-au-Prince, the world is full of keep-your-fingers-crossed engineering.

Why Your Food is Getting Sweeter. Even pizza gets a cheap shot in the arm with more sugar.

King Tut didn't have the easy life of royalty we all thought. According to a DNA study, he was inbred, disabled, and altogether unhealthy. (via Neatorama)

Put a physicist in a hotel with a water-saving plan and you're just asking for an experiment on fluid dynamics. It turns out that some environmental awareness is just a matter of perception.

How to make perfect french fries from scratch. Also the real scientific reason we are supposed to fry them twice, which I must try tonight. (via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories)

Movie critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer four years ago. He no longer speaks, but he has plenty to say in this interview.

How deep is the Mariana Trench? The deepest ocean point is illustrated to scale in this graphic.

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