Monday, December 13, 2010

Good Reads and Informative Links

Attention, New York area! We're Giving Away a Brand New Car!

The Whale that Started the Green Movement.

Geomyces destructans, the fungus that causes “white nose syndrome”, is killing off bats in record numbers. Mammals don’t usually die from fungus, but this one strikes when a bat is most vulnerable.

Politics and Eye Movement: Liberals Focus Their Attention on ‘Gaze Cues’ Much Differently Than Conservatives Do. The reasons behind it are wide open to speculation, but don’t we love to speculate! (via Metafilter)

How to feel emotions without ever moving your face. Once upon a time, some considered it better to appear as a creepy emotionless zombie than to risk the development of wrinkles. (via Buzzfeed)

You might be surprised at what happens when police officers and firefighters use steroids. They look good in the calendars, but they are risking their lives to become big and strong. (via Metafilter)

The Washington Post featured a story of joy and sorrow spelled out on Facebook. Better get a hankie before you start reading, because onions will be chopped.

7 Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Australian. Plenty of Aussies don’t know about all these inventors, either.

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