Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Informative Links

An instant guide to the dramatic release of the West Memphis Three. They can’t sue for compensation, the movie has been made, so what do they do next?

If these pictures are any indication, Jeremy Noritz’ Steampunk Loft is a hoot to visit. But honestly, I wouldn’t want to be the one to dust it.

Benevolent Maize and Ogre-Fart Chilis. Food origin myths from the Peruvian Andes assigned blame for the way plants turn out.

Poaching is a continuing problem at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Park rangers risk their lives to catch and arrest poachers before they wipe out entire species. Warning: Disturbing photographs.

About 25% of Americans live in rural areas, but only 10% of doctors want to work in them. One small town found that the solution is to grow your own doctors.

What Items Do You Wish You Had (or Didn’t Have) in Your Freshman Dorm Room? Share your hard-earned lessons which the incoming class.

Honey laundering: An international food-safety crisis. Is that stuff in your sweet rolls made by bees, or is it a honey-flavored fraud?

An Abandoned Hospital and its Abandoned Inhabitants. An Oregon psychiatric hospital is the ultimate setting for creepy photographs.

Cinematic notes from the D23 Expo (the Disney convention), including tidbits on upcoming Pixar films. Oh yeah, and Disney-not-Pixar movies, too.

Why Are Finland's Schools Successful? “We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test.”

Why Are Finland’s Schools So Successful? “We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test.”

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Rise of Shaky-Cam. Wiggly camera shots are distracting, annoying, and may be used to cover talentless acting.

Gaddafi: The Last Supervillain? See how he’s changed through 42 years of dictatorship in Libya.

Postpartum depression is bad enough for moms, but researchers say it has a long-lasting effect on the babies, too. The differences show up in parts of the brain ten years later!

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