From an interview with ethnobotanist and anthropologist Wade Davis: One of the cultures you celebrate in Light at the Edge of the World is the Inuit. What do you most admire about them? Davis: The Inuit didn’t fear the cold; they took advantage of it. During the 1950s the Canadian government forced the Inuit into settlements. A family from Arctic Bay told me this fantastic story of their...
Video from a camp north of Toronto in December 2005 shows a car spinning around...– A key piece of evidence submitted in the trial of a gang of alleged young Canadian terrorists.
Life imitates art imitating life: just thought a gnat crawling across my monitor...– A Tweet from Bill Braine.
Funniest FB friend request ever: “Twitter friend hoping to get to second...– A recent Tweet by Pistachio
Chinese powdered-milk crisis creates a new... →
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Good teachers know that now, in what’s called the civilized world, the great...– The Way We Live Now - Geek Lessons - NYTimes.com
The Black Market Code Industry: Inside the shadowy... →
The Black Market Code Industry By: Adam L. Penenberg Inside the shadowy underworld where rogue employees sell holes in their companies’ software. The buyers: security firms, mobsters, and — surprise — the U.S. government.
We constructed a guild specifically to play World of Warcraft in a reasonable...– Penny Arcade! - The Diplomatic Route
Before gamer geeks became a dime a dozen, there was Takahashi Meijin. Takahashi was hugely famous and all over TV from the mid-to-late 80s because he was so good at every Family Computer games. Game software company Hudson actually hired him under the title “Meijin” (or expert)—his job was just to be really, really good at all their games. He can push a button with his finger 16 times...
I’m wondering if jellyfish can learn. I don’t think anybody really...– Great tweet from science writer Carl Zimmer
Dollar a day. Teenage pregnancy is a serious problem, and girls who have one...– GOOD Magazine | Goodmagazine - Tricking People into Doing the Right Thing
Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the earth... →
The "Wandering Rocks" section of *Ulysses* --... →
my 4yo was just foiled by an old school paper towel dispenser. she was waving...– Awesome modern tech moment, from Shannon Seery’s Twitter stream
after I receive 25 email messages in a given day, I want an auto-response to...– Awesome idea tweeted by Gina Trapani
"TWILaura" -- the journalist who twittered... →
Study: Montrealers are never more than 3 minutes... →
Rubbing cream on that thing I noticed last weekend. Doesn’t seem to be...– Things Not to Say in a Facebook Status Update
Prospective members fill out a questionnaire and are interviewed at JD’s Pub,...– An excellent piece in today’s New York Times about a group of people who are, to this day, still hunting down the Jersey Devil.