Obsessive nose picking is called rhinotillexomania.
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Welcome to the first in a series of Friday afternoon posts meant to hold you through the weekend.
A la Slate's "Today's Papers," I glean the best stuff from the country's top three newspapers so you don't have to:
"Forging Ahead in Moscow," from the LA Ti
Sydney Brenner is a brilliant biologist, Freeman Dyson is a fantastic physicist, W.D.
It's hard to remember a time when emoticons weren't part of our typed vernacular.
I know it's not nice to make fun of people from "the hills of eastern Kentucky" (I'm from the hills of eastern Georgia, so there's a pot-kettle dynamic), but the Kircher Socie
On The New Republic's blog, The Plank, today, Michael Crowley hits us with this posting:
'A Fox News correspondent just reported from the scene of the latest California wildfire about one
...to let the chicken die, Reuters reports today that an egg has been laid with the word "Allah" inscribed on its shell.
Say what you will about eco-warrior Alex Martin, for the past year she hasn't once looked in her closet and thought "I have nothing to wear." That's because every single day from J
Minggu Mang anak Madang recently described himself to Malaysian newspapers as being "the living dead," but don't worry, he's not about to terrorize y'all's neighborhood:
Were I a shepherd tending to my flock 4000 years ago, this is the kind of natural phenomenon that would have turned me into a scribe or an oracle, verily I say unto thee.
According to The Daily Mai
ScienceDaily has a fascinating article about research being done to help paralyzed patients.
A multi-institutional team of researchers has found that people with long-standing, severe paralysis can