Monday, August 08, 2011

Informative Links

Journalism students at Florida Atlantic University recently constructed their final summer issue of the student newspaper. It was a very special and different issue, as they avoided all their digital equipment and did it the old-fashioned way: with typewriters, paste-up editing, and cameras with film- which they had to develop themselves. Part one and part two. (via Laughing Squid)

What Home Looked Like For Seven Million Years. Many traits that make us human came about when we left the jungles and settled in the open grasslands.

Lt. Commander Nathaniel Minter Dial’s Annapolis class ring was found in Korea in 1962. The story of how it got there, and how it finally went home, is a story you can’t stop reading. (via Metafilter)

6 Crazy Things About the Metric System. Because even Americans should learn something about it.

Who Was the Real "Georgie Porgie"?

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is sending back data that may indicate that the red planet has some flowing water during part of the Martian year. The streams are small, short-lived, and must be salty -if it is what they think it is.

How Much of Twitter Is Spam? Probably quite a few of your followers are bots, or even a majority if you’re popular.

SOINN is a Japanese robot that can think on its own. “It is not quite Skynet,” but how long before it figures out how to stab us in the back?

7 Ways to Cope with Movie Star Deaths. We mourn, of course, but if you’re in the middle of filming, you’ve got to come up with some slick tricks.

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