conuly: (Default)
Back in Time for Dinner, which is a series of hour-long episodes featuring an English family eating their way to the present from the 1950s, one year a day.

It's worth watching.

Things I noticed:

1. The 1950s kitchen appears to have a measuring cup! From all the talk talk talk about how annoying it is to convert American recipes I assumed measuring cups had fallen out of favor in England a lot earlier than 1950.

2. This is how you use that style can opener. I looked at it and went "Nope", but - unlike my counterparts in the 1950s - I can google that sort of thing.

3. The mom in this family really got a raw deal. The kids and dad could leave the house every day to go to school and work, and her 1950s counterpart would have had other housewives to talk to, but she was really stuck.

4. Loving the clothes, though, especially that purple apron. Also, I noticed around when the girls switched from pigtails to ponytails, the kids' clothing seemed to modernize a lot faster than the grown-up clothing. Which of course makes sense - your kids can't wear what they wore 10 years ago, but you can, and even if you make careful use of hand-me-downs the clothes children wear doesn't actually last forever.

5. Is it okay in England to use the flag as a tablecloth? Was it okay in the 50s? In the US it's definitely a violation of the Flag Code, and even I think it's a little tacky (and I definitely don't revere the flag or anything like that!)

6. What's with the shelf between the burners and the oven on her stove?

7. For all her talk about how if she'd married a GI and been a war bride she'd at least have an electric mixer, she may be wrong. I grew up with a rotary eggbeater as our only way to beat anything - actually, we have one now. Both our electric beaters broke, and we were tired of using a spoon or a whisk.


Nov. 28th, 2015 08:20 pm
conuly: (Default)
Eva doesn't like me listening in on her chorus rehearsals, so I usually only catch the last 10 minutes or so.

Those minutes are spent on Sleigh Ride. I'd like to slay Leroy Anderson by now. I have three lines from the song running through my head on permanent loop. Not the whole song, naturally, which would be bearable. No, just from "pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie" to "these wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives".

The performance is on Tuesday. It's gonna be great, actually - the kids really are on tune, and they're doing their songs in parts and all that. But I want that song out of my head!


The McDonalds Monopoly Fraud

Amazing Nurse Cat Comforts Other Sick Animals in Polish Animal Shelter

Chip-based credit cards are old news; why is the US only rolling them out now?

How to Make Middle School a Smoother Ride with Diverse Literature

Japan's newest and largest mosque opens its doors

A Portait of Ancient, Cosmopolitan London

Bizarre Ancient Sea Creature Was Well-Armed for Feeding

Ancient 'Mud Dragon' Worm Had Spiky Coat of Armor

It's Cheaper for Airlines to Cut Emissions Than You Think

Global carbon emissions growth slowed for third straight year to near-stall

A Washing Machine That Recycles Its Own Water

This Video Explains How You're Doing Your Laundry Wrong

A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it

Play Hundreds of Classic Games on This Retro Home Arcade

Tennessee’s half-mile-long spider web shows how little we know about our surroundings

How Railroad History Shaped Internet History

The Black Female Mathematicians Who Sent Astronauts to Space

Humpback Whales Make Migration Pit Stops at Underwater Mountains

Saving a School on the Blackfeet Reservation

Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Future of human gene editing to be decided at landmark summit

Drug driving suit mimics taking the wheel stoned

On concurrent surgeries

Could the Third Amendment be used to fight the surveillance state?

The Painting That Saved My Family From the Holocaust

The New, Ugly Surge in Violence and Threats Against Abortion Providers

The rich are less generous when they think there’s high economic inequality

Despite governors' resistance, Syrian refugees find support in US

Inside Anonymous' Messy Cyberwar Against ISIS

Syrian Civil War Brilliantly Explained By This Five-Minute Vox Video

Climate change already forcing world's birds towards poles, says report


Nov. 27th, 2015 03:55 pm
conuly: (Default)
You can reject IQ as a measure of intelligence just because you dislike the Flynn effect. Or you can say that lower IQ scores among mothers prove that stupid people are outbreeding smart people. What you can't do is try to use both those arguments simultaneously. If you can't see why this is a bad idea, then you really need to excuse yourself from any conversation that even remotely touches on the subject of intelligence.


Tarantulas evolved blue colour 'at least eight times'

Parents: Reject Technology Shame

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

Earth's first ecosystems were more complex than previously thought, study finds

Turning Bacon Into Bombs: The American Fat Salvage Committee

Researchers have written quantum code on a silicon chip for the first time

King Tutankhamun's tomb: Evidence grows for hidden chamber

Breakfast Cereal's Last Gasp

Scientists have figured out how to shock the salt out of seawater

Home possession of switchblade knives protected by the Second Amendment

Why the Economic Fates of America’s Cities Diverged

6 Creepy Things You Never Noticed About Famous Kids Cartoons

Call off the bee-pocalypse: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high

NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records ends Sunday

Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

Tibetans Fight to Salvage Fading Culture in China

The Racist Legacy of Woodrow Wilson

What Woodrow Wilson Cost My Grandfather

Ukraine's police say 'goodbye' to Russian social networks

Prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer killed in Turkey

Japan to resume whaling in Antarctic despite court ruling

High-tech consumerism, a global catastrophe happening on our watch

Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change

What's behind the rise of coccolithophores in the oceans?


Read more... )
conuly: (Default)
Today is the day we had our celebration. The day was beautiful, and in the low 60s (which, as it'd been in the low 50s and high 40s all last week, meant that just about every one of us felt comfortable and even warm with our coats off) so instead of trying to figure out how to seat 10 people around a kitchen table sized for 6, with nowhere near enough seats, we went to the park to eat! Picnic tables, and lots of space for the kids to run around, and it was glorious.

We had the customary too much food without it being TOO too much, and everybody was able to find some food that they wanted to eat, both with the meal and the dessert, and nobody fought, which is like some sort of holiday miracle. If the weather is this nice next year, we'll absolutely do it again. Global warming has to be good for something, after all.

Afterwards, we discussed world politics a little, and apparently Erdogan is not pronounced at all the way I'd assumed. Damn Turkish spelling conventions. Thank goodness Michele speaks the language.


Six Photographers Photograph One Man Six Different Ways

Gut microbes signal to the brain when they're full

Goat Becomes Pals With Tiger Who Was Supposed to Eat It

Discovered: A cluster of 60 proteins that help cells move and feel

In Brazil, Subway Reading Means a Ticket to Ride

Baby Tortoises Show Up In The Galapagos For The First Time In Over A Century

The Beloved Pioneer Bread that Smells Like Feet and Breaks Food Safety Rules. It has nothing to do with the bread made from a yeast infection.

Report: US abortions continue to decline, down 4 pct in 2012

Street art that appears when it rains

Epigenetic Signaling Induces Species-Specific Head and Brain Growth in Flatworms

New York in color, 1940s

China’s “sponge cities” use smart infrastructure to prevent massive water issues

New processing plant prepares traditional Alaska Native food

Scientists create new strain of malaria-blocking mosquito

Genetic history of Europeans revealed

Woman Missing For 10 Years Found Living In Internet Cafe

Trump still insists thousands in Jersey City cheered the 9/11 attacks

Paris attacks boost popularity of French Tricolor flag

How Walmart Keeps an Eye on Its Massive Workforce

How I Fell Face First for an Epic IRS Scam

A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption

Force-Feeding: Cruel at Guantánamo, but O.K. for Our Parents


Read more... )
conuly: (Default)
And I read this article:

'Jessica Jones' Makes Me Question The Point Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Interesting comment to the article they've got. "But even the lack of reference to Daredevil in JJ is fairly naturalistic. There’s 8 million people in New York. How often are you really going to intersect with people a few blocks away?"

Read more... )

So putting aside the small world phenomenon, I think it's clear that the Marvel comics universe is incestuous as fuck, and it takes special effort for superheroes in the same city to avoid running into each other. Forget "they're a few blocks away from each other", they could probably be in different boroughs and still bump into each other a dozen times a week.

I'm sure this gets very tiresome, but hey, I'm not the one writing those.


The Thanksgiving ragamuffins of old New York

Humpback Whales Solve a Big Problem for Wind Turbines

Prosecutors say jewel heist was largest in English history

Women TV Meteorologists Love This $22.99 Dress From Amazon

The Egyptian God Family Tree

The Origins of 15 Holiday Foods and Drinks

How Turducken Went From Food Of Kings To Poultry of the Populace

Beet Juice Is the Future of Dental Care

Cheap DNA Sequencing Is Here. Writing DNA Is Next

This 1960s High School Gym Class Would Ruin You

Each piece of garbage has a story. This artist traces it

Pharmacists in California and Oregon to Prescribe Birth Control

Using light-force to study single molecules

A funeral director wants to bring death back home.

The knighthood of Star Wars is neither Galactic nor an Order.

Nestle confirms labor abuse among its Thai seafood suppliers

'Spying' on Islamic State instead of hacking them

There’s a booming black market for fake Syrian passports

Your Social Media Posts Are Fueling the Future of Police Surveillance

Meeting a Global Carbon Limit Is Cheaper Than Avoiding One

How Refugees Are Admitted Into The U.S. (The Onion)

Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it?

Read more... )
conuly: (Default)
Why Men Think They’re Doing More Chores Than They Actually Are

Pigeons tend to land on the right spot when looking for breast cancer (Well, at least now pathologists don't need to worry about being their jobs being taken by computers. Birds are bound to be cheaper.)

Holocaust documents trove unearthed in Budapest apartment

Why Pumpkins And Squashes Aren’t Extinct

The Delights and Perils of Navigating New York City With a Guidebook From 1899

Sixth-Century Misery Tied to Not One, But Two, Volcanic Eruptions

Ain't No Party Like A Hydrogel-Balls-In-A-Hot-Pan Party

The CIA’s WWII Guide to Creating Organizational Dysfunction Perfectly Describes Your Toxic Workplace

Make it now: the rise of the present tense in fiction

A seven-year-old boy in Texas empties his piggybank to donate to the Islamic Center of Pflugerville after it was vandalized in what police are calling a 'hate crime.' Hate crimes in general are down... except against Muslims.

We Made Victorian Condoms and It Was Much Grosser Than We Expected

Treasure trove: Farmer discovers 4,000 Roman coins in Swiss orchard

Single course of antibiotics can mess up the gut microbiome for a year

Taking the Yuck Out of Microbiome Medicine

Parents Have Been Reshaping Their Kids’ Skulls for 45,000 Years More information here, with pictures

7 New York City Schools Will Reserve Slots for Disadvantaged Students

Can A Parasitic Worm Make It Easier (Or Harder) For A Woman To Conceive?

Where marijuana is legal, complaints aired about the smell

Europe's Largest Department Store Removes Israeli Products From Shelves

Many civilian review groups have limited power to resolve allegations of police misconduct

War on drugs harms youth, doesn't stop drug use, report says

'More money needed' to beat TB, health agencies warn

In California, Stingy Water Users Are Fined in Drought, While the Rich Soak

Why South African students have turned on their parents’ generation

ISIS Risk in the U.S. Is Homegrown, Numbers Show

US religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees

Read more... )
conuly: (Default)
Which way’s up? Figuring out how our spinal cord ended up on our back

Amish man runs marathon in traditional slacks and suspenders

Sherlock Holmes: examining the evidence – in charts

Quantum entanglement achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

New Haven's Top Cop: 'You Don't Know Us Anymore'

Surveying the Ghost Cities of China

The media hyped up a nationwide crime wave. A new report proves it's bunk.

Genetic battle of the sexes plays out in cukes and melons

7 Ways Restaurants Screw You Over (With Science)

The story of how pigs became the world’s most divisive meal.

Pubescent Boys Hear a Lot About Wet Dreams. But They’re Not As Common As You Think.

Fossilized Forest Discovered In Norway Triggered Dramatic Climate Change 380 Million Years Ago

Scurvy Is a Serious Public Health Problem

Alcoholism drug brings dormant HIV virus out of hiding

Landlocked Islanders

EU drops food waste and marine litter reduction targets, leak reveals

Why Poor Areas Vote For Politicians Who Want To Slash The Safety Net

Ansel Adams’s Subversive Images of Japanese Internment

The 'Oscar conversation' is only as white as The Hollywood Reporter wants it to be

It’s official—NSA did keep its e-mail metadata program after it “ended” in 2011

Ohio pro-life senators suggests food banks as Planned Parenthood substitute

7 Things I Learned Reading Every Issue Of ISIS's Magazine

What I Discovered From Interviewing Imprisoned ISIS Fighters

Refugee refusal today compared, contrasted to that of WWII

There's An Asian Refugee Crisis, Too, And Obama Plans To Spotlight It

How a refugee gets to America, explained by an actual refugee
conuly: (Default)
I do love pumpkin pie! Nom, nom, nom.

For some reason, it's impossible to get Entemann's pumpkin pie at my supermarket these past two years, but luckily the mall has a supermarket, and when we were there for karate we stopped in on the off-chance that they'd have blintzes, per Ana's specific request. (Blintzes are another thing only irregularly stocked close to home.) Not only did they have blintzes, but they had a whole labelled section in the freezer for them! Well, I mean, it said "Blintzes", but it also included empanadas and egg rolls and baklava. Bit of a broad interpretation of the definition of "blintz", if you ask me.

Anyway, they also had a ton of pumpkin pie, so I got one of those as well. I love me some pumpkin pie!

I emailed my mother and sister today and said that if they didn't participate in the menu planning for Thanksgiving, the meal would consist of pumpkin pie for me and celery for them. They laughed and haven't actually given me any answers yet to my question "can I ditch the bird concept or just make drumsticks", but wait and see, I will actually do this to them.


How fish can turn invisible in the open sea

This Animal Has a Suit of Armor With Hundreds of Built-In Eyes Made Out of Rocks

Meet the Pioneering Female Cabbies Who Are Transforming India’s Roads

Why Don't We Just Throw All Our Garbage Into Volcanoes? (There's a nifty video at the bottom of lava eating a can of ravioli.)

Judge: Stingrays are “simply too powerful” without adequate oversight

Language, Policed: The Monster of Bad Spelling

Plants, Electrified: Scientists Just Grew Conductive Wires Inside Real Roses

Can kittens make everything better? Prisons inmates say yes

Cubans Say ‘Nyet’ to Russian, Hoping to Learn English

Scientists Refrigerate Water Using Laser For The First Time

See a 400-Year-Old Book Made Entirely from Feathers

'Healthy' foods differ by individual

The Algorithm That Creates Diets That Work for You

Watch genetically-evolving cars race in 2D

Evolution Is Finally Winning Out Over Creationism

When You’re Named Isis for the Goddess, Not the Terror Group

High school Sex Ed teaching 'Yes means yes' rape prevention

As Many Americans Have Criminal Records As College Diplomas

New Ebola cases hit Liberia after country declared virus free

The New York borough that once symbolized urban decline is safer and more stable—but most Bronxites' lives are still precarious.

How to Decimate a City

U.S. criticizes Israel's sentence for policeman filmed beating teen


Read more... )
conuly: (Default)
Eva was comped in to the class as well, and they both enjoyed it, but man, we are not going out there weekly. Like, seriously.

So can somebody explain to me why no website for any other place that teaches any martial arts at all deigns to show their prices? Is it that hard to say that classes are $30 an hour or $180 for once a week for two months, or unlimited with a monthly membership of $75 or whatever? (Pulling these numbers out of my ass, naturally.)


'Toenail Hoard' of 500 coin clippings found in Forest of Dean

Women scientists who changed the world

The kids are quite possibly all right on average. (Comments worth reading, especially the one that linked to this 22 year old Newsweek article.)

Doritos Nachos, Pasta With Mayo, Corn Pizza: How Other Places Imagine American Food

Scientists caught a new planet forming for the first time ever

With TV Viewing Changing, Networks Take Longer to Drop Shows

Frozen Cave Lion Cubs from the Ice Age Found in Siberia

The Space Doctor’s Big Idea

Crows Are Smart, But Are They Smart Enough to Fall in Love?

6 Bizarre Messages You Didn't Notice In 'The Hunger Games'

Frontal brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations

Some U.S. airport workers to strike Wednesday night -union

Our Prisons in Black and White

Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era'

What Young Feminists Think of Hillary Clinton

The Anti-Poverty Swindle

51 arrested in protests after black man shot by Minneapolis police

It’s True, Media Did Cover Beirut Bombings–About 1/40th as Much as They Covered Paris Attacks

Why Another ‘War on Terror’ Won’t Work

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

Big Antarctic ice melt scenarios 'not plausible'


Read more... )
conuly: (Default)
And always received a loud NO.

Well, apparently Ana entered a raffle, and won four free classes... out at the freaking mall, which is, like, forever away by bus. Thank goodness the S91 runs there - it skips stops, unlike the normal S61. Not that MTA TripAdvisor was willing to tell me so! But why did Ana even enter the raffle? Not questioning her, anyway - she seems pretty excited because it's free.

So Ana arranged all this on the phone while I stood by saying "Wait, so, you got this? You don't need adult input? At all?" Adults: Utterly Superfluous.


How do bats land upside down? Scientists finally know

Who Invented the Shimmy?

The most Earth-like planet we know about is probably too radioactive for life

DNA Reveals Mysterious Human Cousin With Huge Teeth

Meet the Midwestern Pilots Who Risk Their Lives to Change the Weather

Colour Wheels, Charts, and Tables Through History

Elite fed interrogation unit training local police, other agencies

Neuroscience helped debunk the superpredator myth—and sway the Supreme Court. Why the movement to overhaul juvenile sentencing is picking up steam.

Missouri would likely be alone with 10 percent black faculty

U.S. death penalties, executions slow as capital punishment is squeezed

What's killing Hawaii's coral reefs? Aquariums, say experts

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

Cuba blames U.S. for migrant crisis in Central America

What Exactly Do They Do During an Autopsy?

Spain ‘issues arrest warrant’ for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over 2010 Gaza flotilla attack

The long war against Islamist extremism has become more complicated than ever

This War Will Destabilize The Entire Mideast Region And Set Off A Global Shockwave Of Anti-Americanism vs. No It Won’t (Well, time to give The Onion a belated Pulitzer, because man, did they ever call it! Ten years ago, and boy, were they ever right!)

Baltimore riots report: Police must train for 'large-scale critical incidents'

Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?

Here’s How Much Groundwater We Actually Have Left

What Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II


Read more... )
conuly: (Default)
Man, last week's ep was good. Not really sure if this week can top it. (And I feel so sorry for Blaine! Man, there's just something about bleach blond bad boys.)


Germany, U.S. in hot pursuit of 'messenger' drug molecules

The Flash’s Science: Could You Really Freeze a Laser? (Nope, still not buying it. That scene was ridiculous. That entire episode was ridiculous, starting with the complete lack of splattered Iris at the start and going on from there.)

Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

The counterintuitive, GIF-tastic plan to redeem the modern Internet

Onion-like layers help this efficient new nanoparticle glow

Here's how scientists sometimes fool themselves into seeing evidence that isn't there

Disability and squibs in Harry Potter

Face Transplant Surgery Gives 41-Year-Old Former Firefighter a New 26-Year-Old Face

Bananals in Bristol.

Insanely fast submarine is made of 1 molecule

How classrooms look around the world — in 15 amazing photographs

New study shows us what 'lovebird' really means

Future uncertain for rare white deer at former weapons site

A classic formula for pi has been discovered hidden in hydrogen atoms

Your School Shapes How You Think About Inequality

Do Head Start’s mixed-age classes stunt learning?

I sold my wife’s clothes to build a Christmas village in my parents’ basement

Ice sculpture festival suffers from Belgian balmy weather

More Scrutiny, Better Policing

Who still smokes in the United States — in seven simple charts

Disagreements threaten uneasy truce between tribes, Maine

Earthquakes Could Trigger Massive Supervolcano Eruptions, Study Suggests

Five Gitmo detainees transferred to UAE

Rare TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating children

This Cartoon Nails the 32 Types of Anti-Feminists – How Many Have You Come Across?

As lives lengthen, costs mount.

Does the Israeli Army Plant Knives on Palestinians? To the Israeli ear the allegation sounds far-fetched. Israelis find it hard to believe that our soldiers and commanders could lie, until it’s proven otherwise by security footage or photos.


Read more... )
conuly: (Default)
Mountains on Pluto believed to be ice volcanoes, scientists say

New produce safety rules aim to prevent illness outbreaks

After a Painful Eviction, Bangladesh Slum Dwellers Start Over With a 99-Year Lease

The Unexpected Origins of Fecal Transplants: Termites

Bumblebee Training Reveals Males to Be Surprisingly Smart

Wary of Mainstream Medicine, Immigrants Seek Remedies From Home

Rounding Up The Last Of A Deadly Cattle Virus

Costa Rica re-opens border, issuing visas to Cuban migrants

A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

Algae has been engineered to kill cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed

Would Jeb kill baby Hitler? 'Hell yeah, I would!' (Isn't he ostensibly anti-abortion? I mean, I'm just saying....)

California's DOT Admits That More Roads Mean More Traffic

Robot salamander helping scientists unlock spinal secrets

The evolution of Barbie's face

Scientists learn how some fish can supercharge their vision

Beagles bred with muscular dystrophy offer ‘hope of a human cure’

When Book Lovers Guarded Their Prized Possessions With Tiny Artworks

How Microbes Clean Up Our Environmental Messes

A Look at Street Vendors Around the World

What are 'natural' foods?: FDA asks for the public's opinion

Grooves On Mars' Moon Are Signs That It's Slowly Shattering, NASA Says

The hangover that led to the discovery of ibuprofen

Texas tries to stitch a safety net without Planned Parenthood

American Public Disagrees With Republicans On The Need for a Bible-Believing President

After Paris attacks, pressure builds for big military response to Islamic State

Paris attacks boost expectations in Turkey's G20 summit

New York, other U.S. cities beef up security after Paris attacks

Life and Death in a Troubled Teen Boot Camp

Get Abused, Call 911, Get Evicted

Child abuse rises in connection with soldiers’ deployments

The Israeli military on Saturday demolished the West Bank homes of four Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks against Israelis.

Bernie Sanders Pins The Rise Of ISIS On 'Disastrous' Invasion Of Iraq

F-15 fighters kill head of IS in Libya: US
conuly: (Default)
Read more... )


Mesmerizing Underwater Photos of WWII Shipwrecks That Sunk in Canada

Female Spies and Gender-Bending Soldiers Changed the Course of the Civil War

The Two Brains at the Forefront of the Fight Against Alzheimer's

Mummified boy’s DNA unveils new but ancient maternal lineage

How FM Radio Could Make Your Home Wi-Fi Way Faster

Pizza Doesn't Really Stretch That Way, And Other Devious Food Stylist Tricks

The Dire Agonies of Being A Fast Reader

Bento Boxes and the Grade-School Power Lunch

What Were We Thinking? The Top 10 Most Dangerous Ads

America's True History of Religious Tolerance

Americans are drinking less full-calorie soda, shunning trans fat, and eating fewer calories overall than a decade ago. But, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, none of it seems to be making a difference.

The Zombie Bus Scam That Just Won't Die

The Land That the Internet Era Forgot

Watch Rarely Seen Footage of Life in Nazi Austria, Thanks to a New Video Archive

JPMorgan's 2014 Hack Tied to Largest Cyber Breach Ever

Elementary parents notified of gay character in children's book

Americans Greatly Overestimate Economic Mobility

The US inmates charged per night in jail

“That one was definitely alive”: An undercover video at one of the nation’s biggest pork processors

Victims' hopes for justice fade as rape kits are routinely ignored or destroyed

Are We Training Cops to Be Hyper-Aggressive ‘Warriors’?

Why Puerto Rican Statehood Matters So Much Right Now
conuly: (Default)
This is disheartening. Ugh. I'll have to do a thorough search later.


Cougars Are Returning to the Midwest

Healing Spas and Ugly Clubs: How Victorians Taught Us to Treat People With Disabilities

The Nobel Prize winning economist who ate cat food

Device can theoretically trap a light 'bit' for an infinite amount of time

Your New Favorite Honey Is Made Out Of Bug Poop and Bee Vomit

Everything You Want to Know About Ranch Dressing (But Were Afraid to Ask)

“Unschooled” Kids Do Just Fine in College

You've Got Mail Bombs: Tracking Down the Most Dangerous Letters in the World

Bacteria-Infused Material Pulls Energy Out of Poop

Lasers could rapidly make materials hotter than the Sun

General Mills sued over nutritional content of Cheerios Protein More

Ancient mass extinction led to dominance of tiny fish, Penn paleontologist shows

Women and Children: The Secret Weapons of World War I Propaganda Posters

The Boy Who Became a World War II Veteran at 13 Years Old

North American Mammoths Actually Evolved in Eurasia

Meet the ‘McRefugees’ Living and Dying in Hong Kong’s 24-Hour McDonald’s

Organ waiting list policy benefits the wealthy, study charges

The Real “No-Go Zone” of France: A Forbidden No Man’s Land Poisoned by War

Yes, the NSA Worried About Whether Spying Would Backfire

The security risks of China’s abnormal demographics (article from 2014)

America's red state crisis

America's poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs

How America Bought and Sold Racism, and Why It Still Matters

Alone and Isolated, the Punishment Piles on for Immigrant Detainees

Ukraine calls Soviet deportation of Muslims 'genocide'

The cost of ‘quality of life’ policing: Thousands of young black men coerced to plead guilty to crimes they didn’t commit
conuly: (Default)
Is it that Irish-English has the cot-caught merger? Or that these non-rhotic English speakers say the name of the letter R with rounded lips?


First 'porous liquid' invented

13 Times “Sesame Street” Parodies Completely Nailed It

How a South American Soap Opera Created a Turkish Dessert Craze (Turkish Tres Leches! There's a fusion I didn't expect, and yet it makes so much sense!)

Coin-Op Cuisine: When the Future Tasted Like a Five-Cent Slice of Pie

Forget paleo, go mid-Victorian: it’s the healthiest diet you’ve never heard of

In a remote forest clearing in Burgundy, France, a 13th-century castle is slowly being constructed using only the tools, techniques, and materials that would have been available to the builders of the day. It's archaeology in reverse.

Birds saved centuries old documents in their nests

How solar is turning American energy on its head

Explaining Your Math: Unnecessary at Best, Encumbering at Worst

Pupils in Italy excel after using Finnish math book

A 'nervous system' for ant colonies? Colony responds to predation simulation as a 'superorganism'

The legacy of exile: The Jews of Shanghai

Chasing “Normal”: My Summers at a Camp for Disabled Kids

The Jellyfish’s Swimming Secret? It’s a Master of Suction

Unsolicited Advice For The Six Wives Of Henry VIII, Working Within Their Social Parameters And Not Suggesting They Just Invent Feminism Because That’s Anachronistic

The Forgotten Kaleidoscope Craze in Victorian England Relevant XKCD

Like Humans, Elephants Console One Another When Times Get Tough

Sierra Leone opens schools for pregnant girls after spike amid Ebola

Halabja: A 'lost daughter' finds her way home

How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution

Single course of antibiotics can mess up the gut microbiome for a year

Are Food Deserts to Blame for America's Poor Eating Habits?

Coca-Cola Spends Millions Of Dollars Funding Research That—Surprise!—Says Soda Is Just Fine

Deaf Woman To Get $750,000 For Hellish Ordeal With NYPD

What Mass Incarceration Looks Like for Juveniles

Media Turn Civilian ISIS Victims in Beirut Into Hezbollah Human Shields

You were taught in school that the rain forest is like the lungs of our planet. It’s not that simple.

New report: In tough times, police start seizing a lot more stuff from people

Russia: New banknote marks Crimea annexation


Read more... )


conuly: (Default)

November 2015

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Nov. 30th, 2015 12:48 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios