The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.
At the levels of radioactive iodine-131 and cesium-137 currently being reported out of Japan, a person would have to drink 58,000 glasses of milk in order to increase their lifetime cancer risk by 4 p
An interactive map of Manhattan compares the city in old maps and new. Watch it grow in population, infrastructure, and physically by landfill. (via Metafilter)
This guy lost his leg a year ago.
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You know the schools, but do you know the names behind them?
1. William Marsh Rice (Rice University, Houston,
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Wanna know what protein synthesis sounds like? Well, tough. Wanna know what Jad Abumrad (co-host of RadioLab) thinks it might sound like, rendered as muic? Okay, that we can tell you.
How do you visualize the threat of non-organic packaging waste? A giant tentacled monster made of trash is one way to do it.
Hiding the Real Africa. Do organizations looking for support promote bad news at the expense of the entire continent?
Benjamin Franklin was a pretty amazing guy, but this great illustration of some of his accomplishments (with a few tangents as well) reminds us just how brilliant a man he was (though so far it has no
Squirrel Terrorizes Neighborhood
A small but vicious gray squirrel has attacked at least three residents of Bennington, Vermont in the past couple of weeks.
(Not named Zuckerberg or Gates.)
So the New York Times just announced that pretty soon they'll be instituting a sort-of-complicated paywall system for their website content, which will be free if you view twenty or fewer article
Just like that, it's time for the Friday Free-for-All... enjoy!
By land area, which is the larger nation...
1. Canada or China?
2. Argentina or Australia?
3. Saudi Arabia or Sudan?
The annual Vasaloppet in Sweden is the largest cross-country ski race in the world. See a video of the more than 15,000 people who took part on March 6th.
I feel like I just got the stink of the self-congratulatory award season washed off me, so I’m in no rush to start lauding Hollywood-types with more shiny hardware.
The Done in 60 Seconds awards, o