30 September 2011 @ 12:59 pm
Nationalism, the Comics Code seal, and flying carpets  
* Examining the return of the class warfare argument.
* On the American love affair with nationalism.
* The long road ahead for economic recovery in the EU. This era will have no quick fixes, people.
* Can Israel adjust to a new Middle East?
* Arrests of federal prison guards up 90% in the past decade.
* Good read: why is Rick Perry running?
* Scientists invent a flying carpet that moves by 'ripple'power.'
* Rock on: this year's Ig Nobel prizes announced.
* Nice. The CBLDF acquires the IP to the Comics Code seal.

Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on October 1st, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
BIOLOGY PRIZE: Darryl Gwynne (of CANADA and AUSTRALIA and the USA) and David Rentz (of AUSTRALIA and the USA) for discovering that a certain kind of beetle mates with a certain kind of Australian beer bottle

Even in science we are all about the beer.
squishydish: redfootsquishydish on October 1st, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
My favorite is the IgNobel prize for literature, for the theory of Structured Procrastination. "The second step in the art of structured procrastination is to pick the right sorts of projects for the top of the list. The ideal projects have two characteristics -- they seem to have clear deadlines (but really don't), and they seem awfully important (but really aren't). Luckily, life abounds with such tasks. At universities, the vast majority of tasks fall into those two categories, and I'm sure the same is true for most other institutions."