Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Good Reads and Info

Ancient Ninja: Separating the Men from the Myth.

WikiLeaks gave 90,000 classified documents on the war in Afghanistan to the New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegal. You betcha they are sifting through and publishing what’s in those documents.

10 Sports Heroes You Won’t Find on a Wheaties Box. I would certainly buy a box with a sumo wrestler on the front!

Wear a Pink Sari and Carry a Big Stick. Women in India are forming gangs to stand up for women's rights, and their vigilante justice is working where peaceful politics never could. (via Boing Boing)

The guy who services ATMs at the bottom of the world tells us about his job. The ATM stocks recycled cash and only gets serviced every two years -IF the repairman can get a flight. (via Discoblog)

Parenting through History: A Look at Childrearing in Five Historic Societies.

What should medicine do when it can’t save your life? Providing quality time for dying patients requires medical professionals to get past admitting defeat. (via Metafilter)

Once again, science confirms what we already knew: romance is like a drug addiction. Love and rejection stimulate the same areas of the brain as motivation, reward, and addiction. (via Boing Boing)

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