Monday, September 19, 2011

Good Reads and Interesting Links

We’ve learned from recent research that the human brain undergoes immense changes during the teen years, which are often not finished until the mid-20s. Some of those changes are highly adaptive in an evolutionary sense, although they drive parents nuts.

A Message To Women From A Man: You Are Not “Crazy.” You are being emotionally manipulated.

Astronomers discover a wretched hive of scum and villainy. What else would you call a planet with two suns, like Luke Skywalker’s home?

9 Modern-Day Independence Movements. It seems like everyone wants to be their own country -and pay UN dues.

Molecular biologists spent ten years trying to figure out the structure of the rhesus monkey retroviral protease enzyme. A group of gamers playing Foldit figured it out in less than ten days. (via Metafilter)

It’s extremely difficult to integrate people with Autism into regular workplaces, but a new program gives it a shot. Students like Justin Canha might find a happy, productive place in the adult world. (via Boing Boing)

The Amazing Feather Starfish Swimming. Beautiful, creepy, and doomed to a life of never really getting anywhere.

Hillary Clinton is currently the most-liked politician. Here are four possible reasons, which all boil down to the fact that she is not in the White House.

When people are taped in secret, become unknowingly famous, and then are the subject of a documentary, do they have any rights to the story? That’s the process that led to the film Shut Up Little Man. (NSFW text)

Photos from the International Space Station were stitched together to create a video tour of the earth. (via Neatorama)

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