September 22, 2008

Curious George: Neighborhood Ethics? I have an ethical question to pose to the monkey herd: I heard a neighbor being verbally abusive to his wife. What should I do about it, if anything? more inside

August 23, 2008

The Worst Vice Presidents (US Edition)! While we wait for Obama's announcement of his running mate, Time Magazine offers this slideshow of the worst VPs in American history. more inside

July 27, 2008

Wired Magazine Looks Back at War Games, the movie that popularized computer geeks. more inside

June 28, 2008

The Itch that wouldn't go away. A New Yorker story about the science behind itchiness. more inside

June 14, 2008

Monkey escapes zoo, tries to flee on speed boat. more inside

April 24, 2008

Humans nearly went extinct 70K years ago, scientists claim. more inside

February 28, 2008

Some scientists are reconsidering the "common sense" about autism, particularly the idea that profound autism is always accompanied by retardation. The article comes at this from both scientific and civil rights angles. more inside

February 27, 2008

A picture has been found of the boy Anne Frank described in her diary as "my one true love." more inside

February 21, 2008

Email Apnea: Describes the way people hold their breaths, or breathe shallowly, while answering email. more inside

January 28, 2008

Is "Canadian" the new racial slur in the American South? According to that link, and to the Houston District Attorney's Office, "Canadian" is the new racist "code word" for African-Americans when a racist doesn't want to sound racist. more inside

November 27, 2007

Curious George: Is My Laptop Fixable? Mr. meredithea's laptop has bitten the dust, and we want to know if it's salvageable. more inside

October 13, 2007

For Some, a Little Raison D'Etre A lovely story about a long-running French class.

August 03, 2007

My New Leg is a blog, about my experience of getting a new prosthesis and the process involved in how amputees get prostheses. The goal of this blog is to document the delivery of prosthetic limbs in the American health care field as well as to report back from the clinic on the personal experience of wearing one and getting a new one. If you’ve ever wondered, “where do artificial limbs come from?” or “what does it feel like to wear an artificial limb?”, then you’re in the right place. more inside

August 01, 2007

Where's Molly? is a documentary about one man's search to find his sister, who'd been institutionalized nearly 40 years before. At the time, families regularly institutionalized children with a variety of disabilities on the advice of doctors and other 'experts.' more inside

June 13, 2007

A 19th-century weapon was found in a bowhead whale that was recently shot (by a similar weapon)by native Alaskan hunters. This was a legal hunt, since the whale hunt quotas for native people in Alaska and Russia were recently renewed for five years. more inside

December 18, 2006

What does a food stylist do? What are the career prospects? How hard is it to replicate what they do at home? more inside

December 03, 2006

MSNBC has sent two reporters to Antarctica, with somewhat wacky results. (Read the pages in reverse order if you want to go chronologically.) The two are supposed to be investigating global warming, but they're also writing about life on McMurdo Station. After a grouchy first article, the scientists at the station are not impressed, and go so far as to start a snarky blog about one of the reporters. Together, these form an interesting point/counterpoint of life on the ice shelf.

November 30, 2006

She's mad as hell, and she's not going to take it any more! One of the orcas (killer whales) at Sea World attacked a trainer during a show today. more inside

November 14, 2006

New York City has plans to allow people to choose their gender. more inside

November 07, 2006

US Monkeys: Don't Forget to Vote! Here are 5 things you need to know on voting day (.pdf link). Here's information about how or where to vote, what to do if you have trouble voting, and information about your local candidates. more inside
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