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Italy VS Europe

David K. Israel

I thought it a good time to introduce one of my favorite Italian animators/cartoonists, Bruno Bozzetto.

Darwin's buddy Harriet dies at 176

Will Pearson

The 330 lb giant tortoise whom experts believe Charles Darwin studied while on the Galapagos Islands, died at Australia Zoo this week. Two quick facts from the article:  Hangar said Harriet, wh

Technology at your fingertips

Mary

Lifehacker had some fantastic footage a couple of days ago of a Windows desktop that lets you play with your documents as if they were actual pieces of paper.

Public health announcement

Mary

Talk about a buzzkill -- my boss just waltzed into the office wearing a fabulous new top from a local vintage store, and instead of oohing-and-ahhing as was clearly expected, my co-worker said, "

Pop stars to the rescue!

Mary

First a Green Day album cover saves a little girl from exploding, now this: British popster James Blunt's song You're Beautiful has taken a beating of late, with even the singer himself ref

New Borat Movie Trailer (Is Nice!)

Mangesh Hattikudur

I have no real reason for posting this link to the movie trailer, except that a) I heart Borat, b) I'm thrilled that they've announced a release date for the movie (November 3rd in the US),

Tunnel Vision

Mangesh Hattikudur

Sick of people peeking over at your laptop screen on airplanes? Worried that your frat brothers will laugh at you because you religiously visit the Better Homes and Gardens' knitting blog?

Are Prisons Becoming Asylums?

Will Pearson

Frontline has done so many fascinating documentaries for PBS and the latest is no exception.

Google Warming

David K. Israel

Staying on the Google-track today, here's another map-oriented site of theirs that promotes Green traveling (or at least advertises eco-friendly businesses, I'll let you be the judge). Mo

Japan's Fertility Problem

Will Pearson

Will Japan face a population decline? There's definitely a shortage of babies.  "Japanese people simply aren't having sex," Dr.

Questionably Intelligent Design

Mangesh Hattikudur

So, why would anyone pay $750,000 for a loft with concave floors (meant to throw you off-balance), misplaced light switches (you have to grope around for), and a garish aesthetic only a McDonald'

Boooooooooooo.

Mary

Walruses: apparently NSFW

Mary

This blog is mostly written by guys, and I bet you guys don't read the New York Times Styles section, and hey, I can understand that, because you're guys, but -- this is the lede of the Ti

La NextBus

David K. Israel

This morning I was Googlemapping some coordinates when I happened upon my new favorite website (of the day): NextBus. Using GPS technology, the site enables you to follow real buses in real cities,

Why I don't wish I were in Dixie

Mary

Ah, the South in the summertime -- land of creeping kudzu, stifling humidity, and the fire ant: In the 70 years since the imported red fire ant sneaked into Mobile aboard a ship from Brazil, no insec

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