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  • Truth has not got its boots on

    Writing at the Daily Dot, EJ Dickson confesses to perpetrating a fraud: planting a false entry in Wikipedia about the Amelia Bedelia children's books saying that the character is based on a maid in Cameroon. She was, she concedes, stoned at the time and...
  • Who owns monkey selfie? Photographer says monkey was like his assistant

    Who owns monkey selfie? Photographer says monkey was like his assistant
    Monkey saw and monkey did -- and now a British photographer says he’s out thousands of dollars because of it. On a trip to Indonesia in 2011, wildlife photographer David Slater set up his equipment to try to capture images of a bunch of crested...
  • Film Review: 'Cybernatural'

    A victim of cyberbullying gets her revenge on the teens responsible for her suicide in "Cybernatural," a horror movie distinguished by the device that everything takes place on one character's computer screen. That means the entire story unfolds via...
  • WellWiki shines light on North America's oil and gas wells

    When residents of America's fracking communities want to know if a particular oil or gas well in their neighborhood has a good environmental track record, they usually face the cumbersome task of searching through state records, which can take hours....
  • Republican calls to impeach President Obama? Great news for Democrats

    Republican calls to impeach President Obama? Great news for Democrats
    Political enemies of President Obama have pretty much been calling for his impeachment since shortly after he took the oath of office in 2009. But this month, the volume of impeachment chatter rose a few notches, goosed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah...
  • Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]

    Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...
  • 'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info

    'The Internet's Own Boy' has good distribution of info
    *** (out of four) First: How could anyone make a documentary in which the narrator constantly mispronounces the subject’s name?! In “The Internet’s Own Boy,” a well-organized doc about late Reddit co-creator and suburban...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. In light of the recent link to Death to High School English, I dug......
  • Shining light on legacy of Brandt

    Shining light on legacy of Brandt
    The small canvas, propped against the gallery wall, evoked the feel of a dusty street on a blistering day: buildings reduced to mostly white and tan masses beneath the blue sky, with a splotch of yellow in the middle that resembled the sun's glare...
  • About that hand gesture....

     
    Just last year, Jeffrey Carpenter's Facebook profile picture was of him suspended 12,000 feet in the air, in a surfing stance among the clouds, with a relaxed grin and horn-shaped hand gestures....from today's news story about Carpenter's death in a......
  • In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image

    In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image
    Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...