Friday, November 25, 2011

Interesting Links

Designer Yeon Su Kim made a camera that’s so small it’s actually a ring you wear on your finger. What’s more, it activates by finger gestures, one for a shot, another for video recording.

Women make up less than a third of all speaking roles in movies. A new study by USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found Hollywood is as sexist as we already know it is.

How dangerous is pepper spray? For one thing, it has way too many Scoville units to be classified as a vegetable.

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? A longtime Republican wonders what happened to his party.

Anne Rice Talks about Sparkly Vampires. She likes True Blood and doesn’t really hate Twilight.

Watch ten quirky science stunts in one video. Use them to entertain the kids and make yourself the coolest uncle in the family.

Billions of Chinese women endured the crippling tradition of foot binding, although many died trying to achieve the goal of “lotus feet.” The process of deforming a girl’s feet was started when she was between two and five years old.

How the Destruction of Rainforests is Contributing to the Rise of Malaria. Messing with Mother Nature tends to have a domino effect.

The miracle of miniaturization gives us a wireless pacemaker as small as a grain of rice. This means less invasive surgery and less chance of infection.

The Most Frightening Dance You’ll Ever See (unless you’ve seen Al Gore do the macarena). But the haka was designed to be that way.

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