Great add-in for Firefox that's now available (in beta form) for Chrome.
From the page: "growth in the new immigrant population was responsible, on average, for 9.3 percent of the decline in homicide rates, and that growth in total immigration was, on average, responsible for 22.2 percent of the decrease in robbery rates."
Discussion about the infantilization of teenagers through laws and customs that treat them as young children and dismiss their mental and emotional development, and how this negatively impacts their development and society as a whole. Fairly obvious results; good to see some research backing it up.
Good reminder that the radical right is the problem.
Excellent, if brief, review of common nutritional supplements, particularly in light of certain diet "fads."
Short article on a start-up selling amorphous (flexible) silicon photovoltaic panels. The article itself is a bit low on factual content, but the comments are something of a gold-mine.
Part of a vision for the U.K.'s possible roll in the industrialization of space. Nice use of GraphViz, too.
Ray Kurzweil's approach to extended life through healthy eating (and more). The advice fits with other advice that I've seen work, so there may be something to it.
Great books, many of thm going on my reading list.
Interesting approach to input on stylus-based devices.
The line between good fantasy and complete insanity is exceedingly fine. It appears that the George Hammond referenced in this article crossed the line, and now lives in the fantasy realm.
We all know that the Earth is flat. And rides on the backs of elephants. Who ride on a turtle.
And it's turtles, all the way down.
Great visualization of the U.S. House's version of the economic stimulus bill.
Interesting photos of everyday life in Victorian England.
From the page: "a weapon with a yield of about 0.1 kiloton--about one two-hundredth the energy of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima--would have to penetrate to a depth of 230 ft. to fully contain the explosion in the manner that Younger has described. Nelson cautions that if it were used to root out terrorists near a major Third World city such as Baghdad, the casualties could be in the hundreds of thousands."
The robots are taking over!
Interesting article on the state of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle industry in the U.S. Unlike most articles on the subject, this seems to be grounded in fact and reasonable analysis.