Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Good Reads and Stuff

It takes a real passion for your work to descend into the deepest caves of the world. James M. Tabor not only has the passion, but he communicates it well to those of us here on top of the earth. (via Metafilter)

89-year-old Adolek Kohn returned to Auschwitz 65 years after he was imprisoned there and did a victory dance with his descendants. Do you think this is disrespectful or life-affirming?

An expedition into the Atlantic Ocean finds lots of new species that are actually very old species. Some are referred to as "living fossils", which I know from experience can cut deeply.

6 of Oprah’s Famous Feuds. It's a game you can't win, unless you happen to be Oprah Winfrey.

The 9 Most Statistically Terrifying Days On the Calendar. It's enough to make you want to give up statistics.

Treehouses for All Occasions. Any treehouse can be fun, but these constructions stand tall above the rest.

How is a marriage affected when one partner seeks immortality and the other doesn't? That's the dilemma that comes with plans for cryogenic preservation.

The Amygdaloids are a band of neuroscientsts who sing about the brain. Read about them in this interview at NPR. (via Metafilter)

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