Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Informative Reads

The Ten Coolest Sci-Fi Planets.

The Origin of the Supermarket. It was a particularly American innovation.

Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age. There have always been students who cheated on term papers; the difference today is that you can't convince some that its at all wrong to do so.

Houses Made of Straw. You might be surprised to find how many different ways people have built them -and you can, too!

A scientist takes a closer look at the 1873 battle between a fisherman and a giant squid. There's even a photograph or two!

For reporters, the rules at Guantanamo change daily. Journalists are at the mercy of the military, and the military no longer likes journalists all that much.

7 Famous Polygamists (and their many, many wives). Call it the short course on plural marriage.

Spinout. How cheating in the Soap Box Derby changed a young man's life. (via Boing Boing)

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