Monday, November 15, 2010

Links for Information and Edification

The Insanity Virus. Schizophrenia (as well as multiple sclerosis) may begin with an infection, one that we all carry in our junk DNA.

What Alcohol Actually Does to Your Brain and Body. It’s like a “pharmacological hand grenade”, but the news is not all bad. (via The High Definite)

Watch a 3-year-old conduct the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. He obviously knows the piece inside and out, but he’s still as cute and excited as a preschooler should be. (via Metafilter)

Who Needs Paper? It’s filling up our landfills, and there are plenty of alternatives.

Reddit has formed a political action committee to push for net neutrality! Visit them on reddit or at the blog.

Because of finances, age, or health, many survivors are unable to travel to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC for military funerals. For over 60 years, the Arlington Ladies make sure that no soldier or veteran makes their final journey alone. (via Metafilter)

The Mythologies Behind Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling adapted many very old stories to populate the world of Hogwarts and its students.

It is said that the winners get to write the history, so why have we always focused on General Custer’s side of the story? It’s about time we looked at How the Battle of Little Bighorn Was Won.

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