Daily Archives: December 2, 2012

‘I am bitterly, bitterly disappointed’: retired naval officer’s email to children in full – Telegraph

‘I am bitterly, bitterly disappointed’: retired naval officer’s email to children in full – Telegraph.

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Brian Cobby | The Economist

Brian Cobby | The Economist.

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Tomgram: Steve Fraser, The National Museum of Industrial Homicide | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Steve Fraser, The National Museum of Industrial Homicide | TomDispatch.

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Immortality

http://nyti.ms/SbnY7a NYTimes: Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality? The little creature of the sea that appears to debunk the most fundamental law of the natural world: you are born, and then you die.

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Autism

http://nyti.ms/UcrOg7 NYTimes: The Autism Advantage Thorkil Sonne is betting that, given the right environment, an autistic adult could not just hold down a job but also be the best person for it.

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Jefferson

http://nyti.ms/VbnPzp NYTimes: The Monster of Monticello The ugly truth about our slave-owning third president.

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Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
According to both New Scientist and the GDT (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotographen, or “Society of German Animal Photography”), this photo, by Ingo Arndt, was winner of the Fritz Pölking Award for 2012 (read about…

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Julian Assange: The Web can create revolutions — or jail revolutionaries – Salon.com

Julian Assange: The Web can create revolutions — or jail revolutionaries – Salon.com.

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Boehner: Obama Needs to Stop Acting Like He Won Election : The New Yorker

Boehner: Obama Needs to Stop Acting Like He Won Election : The New Yorker.

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Document Deep Dive: Rosa Parks’ Arrest Records | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

Document Deep Dive: Rosa Parks’ Arrest Records | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine.

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Part II – In Focus – The Atlantic

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Part II – In Focus – The Atlantic.

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 – In Focus – The Atlantic

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 – In Focus – The Atlantic.

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Horned Beetle

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Global warming is melting Greenland and Antarctic ice and contributing to sea level rise

Global warming is melting Greenland and Antarctic ice and contributing to sea level rise.

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The Daily Quote

“We seem to believe it is possible to ward off death by following rules of good grooming.” — Don Delillo

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The Daily Quote

Arthur Schopenhauer, on genius: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.”

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Per Square Mile: Town, section, range, and the transportation psychology of a nation

Per Square Mile: Town, section, range, and the transportation psychology of a nation.

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10 Steps to a Breakaway State: A Secessionist’s Guide –

10 Steps to a Breakaway State: A Secessionist’s Guide –.

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Theresa Christy of Otis Elevator: Making Elevators Go | Creating – WSJ.com

Theresa Christy of Otis Elevator: Making Elevators Go | Creating – WSJ.com.

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Bryan Saunders: portrait of the artist on crystal meth

Bryan Saunders: portrait of the artist on crystal meth.

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