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March 31, 2009

Deformed skull of prehistoric child suggests that early humans cared for disabled children.
Talk to some strangers "Omegle is a brand-new service for meeting new friends. When you use Omegle, we pick another user at random and let you have a one-on-one chat with each other. Chats are completely anonymous, although there is nothing to stop you from revealing personal details if you would like." via mefi more inside

March 29, 2009

Earth Hour has been and gone for the year. Curious George wants to know: What did YOU do?

March 28, 2009

World Passport Music is a music blog that has kept me coming back for a long time. If you like world music, especially the African variety, it's a gold mine. more inside
Aberdeen, 1869: A doctor buying a corpse for dissection gets more than he bargained for. This "frolicsome" story was widely reported; much was made of the fact that the central figure was a "daring man of colour." The incident became the subject of a popular broadside ballad (click the magnifying glass in the corner to enlarge.) more inside

March 26, 2009

Space storm alert: 90 seconds from catastrophe.

March 25, 2009

If you've ever wondered what the evolutionary reason is for chilies being spicy.

March 24, 2009

Through a century of work and 170km - a Roman aqueduct, across Syria, has been found. Including a section that extends for 94 km underground.
Elke, the cutest monkey in the zoo
Orang-utan study suggests that upright walking may have started in the trees.
The Golden Age of Re-Engagement From this month's Utne Reader, a nice collection of essays about disconnection and disengagement (and re-connection and re-engagement) in modern US society. The Lonely American, The Art of a Lively Conversation, All in the Neighborhood, and One Nation: Indivisible. There's a lot of good stuff to think about here, and there are plenty of things in there that would still be relevant to you non-US monkeys out there.

March 23, 2009

Lifetiles are hand-cast and hand fabricated works of art by Rufus Butler Seder (for those of you familiar with the "scanimation" book Gallop!).
The seat of shame? The lateral sulcus or insula is whorled into the brain as an especially deep convolution. According to neural imaging, that is the seat of the self, or at least the area that becomes most active during self-reflection. more inside
I'm not THAT drunk am I??

March 21, 2009

Pay for Pray - please, I pray, let this be a hoax. Information Age Prayer is a subscription service utilizing a computer with text-to-speech capability to incant your prayers each day. It gives you the satisfaction of knowing that your prayers will always be said even if you wake up late, or forget.

March 20, 2009

Egyptian Mummies are not screaming compare the ones at the Guanajuato Museum - there’s a pictorial tour (first page requires Windows Media Player, but you can skip it) - or the Capuchin catacombs, in Palermo.
Lost Souls in the Mountains : an Avro Lancaster bomber plane is found deep in the fiords of Tierra del Fuego, decades after it went missing. [via]
Wondering what "winkelen" means
Rorschach’s Journal (On a Boring Night).
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