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
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
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
A picture has been found of the boy Anne Frank described in her diary as "my one true love." more inside
Email Apnea: Describes the way people hold their breaths, or breathe shallowly, while answering email. more inside
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
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
For Some, a Little Raison D'Etre A lovely story about a long-running French class.
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
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
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
What does a food stylist do? What are the career prospects? How hard is it to replicate what they do at home? more inside
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.
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
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 insidePage 1 2 3