Thursday, December 11, 2008

Random Bytes (a little early)

Should I Buy a Fake Fir? Or is it better for the environment to cut down a real Christmas tree?
By Brendan I. Koerner, Dec. 10, 2008
My solution? No Christmas tree...makes clean-up easy.

Postscript: Grounded Antarctic Ship Freed
By Andrew C. Revkin, Dec 8, 2008
This is getting old. Time to rethink the ships that are allowed to travel to Antarctica.

Sponge-Wielding Dolphins Teach Their Daughters How to Use Tools, Dec 10, 2008
Take that, chimps!

Actor cuts throat on Vienna stage, Dec 11, 2008

Fire-Ant Invasions Are Ecological Karma
By Brandon Keim, Dec 8, 2008
Hell on Earth!! Could be worse I guess...could be spiders!

The Last Neandertals? Late Neandertals And Modern Human Contact In Southeastern Iberia, Dec. 11, 2008

Motherhood at 70: Meet the world's newest oldest mom
By William Saletan, Dec. 9, 2008

Brain-Enhancing Drugs: Legalize 'Em, Scientists Say
By Brandon Keim, Dec 10, 2008
Food for thought...

3 Diseases We May Be Able to Blame on Our Ancient Ancestors: Obesity, lactose intolerance, and high blood pressure may all be traceable to hunter-gatherer survival.
by Emily Anthes,, November 27, 2008

Columbus’ Sailors Culprit for Syphilis Epidemic: Tit for twat: Syphilis in exchange for Smallpox
by Anne Holden February 2008
Yay Anne!!

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