Friday, April 16, 2010

Informative Links

The 2010 Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded. The winning stories, features, and photographs are linked if they are available online.

Carl Sagan's classic speech known as "Pale Blue Dot" has been illustrated with movie clips for your enjoyment. Some days, it's very relaxing to feel your insignificance.

Scans of New Hominid’s Skull Find Possible Chunk of Brain—and Bugs. Well, it's no wonder they went extinct, having to deal with zombie insects!

How do you study an extinct virus? They don't leave fossils behind! But some of them have left their DNA in other living things, including humans. (via Boing Boing)

In Defense of Public School Teachers in a Time of Crisis. The best teachers give our kids gifts that can't be measured or tested, but will serve them well for life. (via Metafilter)

Six Psychological Reasons Consumer Culture is Unsatisfying. People worry about how to spend their money, but enjoy how they spend their time.

Photographer Troy Paiva tells us how urban exploration is done, and why abandoned structures have their own special kind of beauty.

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