Friday, October 08, 2010

Informative Links

Close Encounters of the Sacred Kind. A retired Presbyterian minister finds UFO sightings in the Bible.

This is what happens when you don't pay taxes and pay-for-service is voluntary. Here's how it works. Kinda like health insurance.

A Breed Apart: Boning up on Man's Best Friend.

Why do people confess to crimes they didn’t commit? A dozen people in New York state alone have been exonerated by DNA evidence after they confessed to murder. (via Metafilter)

Canadian artist Tom Thomson’s death in 1917 remains Canada’s greatest mystery. But there is some new information in the case, thanks to CSI-style forensic analysis. (via Nag on the Lake)

Animal Prosthetics: A Leg Up on a Bad Break. Most of these cases are filed under “research”, but a replacement limb makes a big difference in the quality of life for that particular critter.

Take a look at The World’s First Artificial Heart. It looks mechanical almost to the point of steampunk, yet it did its job back in 1969.

A story of censorship in our schools. The original post is reprinted at Reddit, where someone said, sure you have the right to be offended, and we have the right to ignore you.

The Sculpted House in Genessee, Colorado was made famous in the 1973 Woody Allen movie Sleeper. Take a closer look at it, and peek inside with these recent photographs. (via Boing Boing)

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