Thursday, October 13, 2011

Informative Links

Chilean Miners Fight Their Demons. A year after their rescue, we see that the effects of being trapped underground for months are debilitating and possibly permanent.

New York Magazine has an extensive article on the growing number of women in their 50s and 60s who, with the help of modern technology, are becoming mothers for the first time.

The Most Disappointing Upgrades in Tech. Some innovations make you rethink your decision to be an early adopter.

8 Vaguely Named Professions: Explained! Once you understand them, you’ll see how hard they work.

The Mars Rover Opportunity has been exploring the red planet for seven years now. Watch what’s its been doing for the past three in a cool time-lapse video produced by NASA.

Research suggests that taking vitamins and other supplements may raise you cancer risk. But of course, not getting enough of these things is bad for you as well.

Sixteen zombies were hurt in an accident on the set of the new Resident Evil film. Medical personnel had trouble figuring out what was an injury and what was movie makeup.

The World’s Largest Virus is Appropriately Named “Megavirus.” It’s so big you can see it with an ordinary microscope, but it’s only dangerous to bacteria.

Dr. Pepper’s ad campaign for its new diet drink says it’s “not for women.” Will it reach men or just generate controversy and therefore publicity?

6 Utterly Loyal Dogs. Warning: reading these stories requires you to have a hanky handy.

This recession may be worse than the Great Depression.

Topeka, Kansas Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence. To save money.

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