Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Any of you using this? via.

How to Pack

Pretty cool. Also feels a bit like an infomercial, which is a new format for the NYTimes.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

What a Wonderful Time to Be Alive

Want to know if that watermelon is ripe? There's an app for that.

Moonshine: Yet Another Reason Why Brooklyn is Better than Manhattan

A Cobble Hill bar with 150+ bourbons to choose from can't keep enough white dog (bottled moonshine) on the shelf.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Jurassic Park: Coming Soon to a Cornfield Near You

Turns out Monsanto's plan to rule the world by selling Round-Up herbicide and Round-Up Ready herbicide-resistant corn, soybeans, and cotton has an Achilles's heel: Round-Up Resistant Weeds.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

"Don't Drink the Water!"

A huge water main broke in Boston over the weekend, with two remarkable results: First, 8 million gallons an hour rushed out of the broken line and spilled down the banks of the Charles River, DOUBLING its downstream flow and raising its level by nearly 8 inches in places. Then, the Boston water supply had to be shifted to the ancient system of open-air reservoirs in the area, meaning that untreated pond water is currently flowing through the pipes of Boston.

A Glimpse of What The View of Healthcare Reform from Across the Pond

The Economist has a very condescending look at American healthcare.