Friday, October 01, 2010

Informative Links

This is a news website article about a scientific paper. And this is how I link those kinds of articles.

How Much Should We Practice? A new study shows that it’s better to occasionally step back and listen for a while.

Shirley was ordered to stay in bed and eat a strict bland diet until the baby arrives. Her husband takes special care to liven up her dull breakfast by creating elaborate scenes with her food. (via Nag on the Lake)

Tennis Shoes (And Other Election Gimmicks). Dignity and logic matter not a bit, as long as the gimmick is remembered until election day.

How nature documentaries are staged. Filmmakers no longer have three years to wait for the sharks/bears/wolves to show up.

How ghosts, superstitions, and vampires have been used for psychological warfare. Spread a few rumors, say “boo!” and watch the enemy run for cover!

Knowledge as motivation. Utterly mundane jobs such as housework become almost enjoyable when you do your research.

A Peregrine falcon can reach flight speeds of 150 miles per hour. Equipping one with a camera lets us all see the world through her eyes.


massageon said...

My Husband's Uncle, Bob Anderson, saved the Peregrine Falcon from extinction. He has been in a few of these documentaries, and is a really cool guy in real life.

Miss Cellania said...

Wow, massageon, I looked that up, and that is such a neat program!