- "The Desert Has Lost Its Favorite Rose": Death Comes to the Whiskers Family
New York Times article -- There are no simple, intuitive turns on the long road out of bereavement. We know this from Elisabeth Kabler-Ross. We know this from Joan Didion. We know this from the fans of "Meerkat Manor"� for whom the past 10 days have made up a 240-hour period of magical thinking.
- 5 Things Hollywood Thinks Computers Can Do
- Crafting a Bento Box
Bentos, or boxed lunches, have a long deep history rooted in ancient Japan. They originally began as simple meals that required little or no effort to assemble. Today they are a vibrant art form popular worldwide.
This instruction will attempt to provide the basic design principles, resources for obtaining the necessary tools, and some of the traditional rules of making a beautiful and delicious bento.
- Diet with dairy and a little meat may be best for planet
From Science Blog -- A low-fat vegetarian diet is very efficient in terms of how much land is needed to support it. But adding some dairy products and a limited amount of meat may actually increase this efficiency, Cornell researchers suggest.
- Falsely accused woman freed after 70 years
From Telegraph UK --
Seventy years locked up in institutions hardly seems to be a punishment that befits the crime of stealing half-a-crown.
However, it is just such a fate that befell Jean Gambell when at the age of 15, in 1937, she was falsely accused of stealing 2s 6d (12.5p) from the doctor's surgery where she worked as a cleaner.
She was sectioned under the 1890 Lunacy Act and even though the money was later found, she has been moved from mental institution to mental institution. More recently, she went into a care home and has been lost to her family, who thought she was dead.
- How to hide an airplane factory
During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to conceal the Lockheed (Burbank) Aircraft Plant to protect it from potential Japanese air attacks. They covered it with camouflage netting and trompe l'oeil to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air.
- Lack of sleep linked to emotional imbalance, imaging study suggests
It's no secret that the sleep-deprived are usually grumpy, miserable and not much fun to be around, but new research from UC Berkeley using brain-scanning equipment helps explain why. The study, which was published Monday in the journal Current Biology, was the first to use MRI technology to show exactly what areas of the brain are affected by sleep deprivation. Results show a connection between negative thinking and lack of sleep, and while there is still years, if not decades, of research to be done on the subject, the study's authors say it could point to a connection between sleep deprivation and psychiatric disorders like depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome.
- Losing Species: Is This The Last Century For Wild Seafood?
Its findings are startling. A global study lead by Dalhousie's Boris Worm shows current trends projecting the collapse of all currently fished seafoods before 2050. The international group of ecologists and economists show that the loss of biodiversity is profoundly reducing the ocean's ability to produce seafood, resist diseases, filter pollutants, and rebound from stresses such as over-fishing and climate change.
- Scientists Discover New Way To Make Water
- State may again take lost or abandoned property
A state program that collects millions of dollars a year in lost or abandoned personal property is set to resume after a federal judge on Thursday approved a new system for notifying owners before their assets are transferred to the state.
The Antithesis of Google? With over 3.5 million registered users (up from 600,000 two years ago), StumbleUpon has left the techie niche and has become mainstream. But unlike Google which makes its billions from helping you find what you're looking for, StumbleUpon helps you discover content that you may not be looking for but will probably find interesting.
- The Bottled Water Backlash
The bottled water industry is on the defensive as restaurant owners and cities are canceling their bottled water contracts and advocating for tap water.
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