Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Good Reads

Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours. In an attempt to learn what went wrong, it becomes hard to find anything that went right. (via Metafilter)

6 Animals Humanity Accidentally Made Way Scarier. They’re striking back, and we’re just large vertical pink burritos to them. NSFW text. (via Gorilla Mask)

Remains of modern humans in Israel date back 400,000 years. That’s much older than modern humans found in Africa, which may cause some rethinking on theories of human origins.

Twenty hours of the blizzard in New Jersey is captured in a 38-second time lapse video. There’s a clock in there for proof, but it keeps getting buried!

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science. When statistics can be so easily manipulated, should we bother to believe any medical research?

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China opens to the public on January 5th. However, the ice sculptures are ready and have had their pictures taken.

The element Lithium is a 50-year-old miracle drug that can protect us from brain damage and mental illness. But the pharmaceutical industry won’t fund more research because the drug is not profitable.

We Love Who They Aren’t: 7 Famous Impostors. Passing yourself off as someone else could land you in prison, but if you are convincing enough, your (fake) life could be the subject of a book or movie!

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