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National Post.CA:

Scholars are increasingly using the analytical techniques of the social sciences to examine the meaning of pop culture.  I think we’ve all had that moment, seeing something new and supposedly cool ... when inside our heads, we hear our brains screaming, “but what does it mean?!!!

05/29/07 • 09:12 AM • ConsumptionEntertainmentPsychologyScience • No Comments

Boston.com:

Heavy TV viewing under 2 is found.  Not all toddlers are sensitized, but if you watch a gaggle of ‘em, you’ll see a couple who will stop stock still when commercials come on, rapt attention, unresponsive, until the commercial ends.  Increased volume? Flashing?  I never did figure it out.  I wonder what the long-term effects of never-understood graphic symbolism are.

05/29/07 • 09:05 AM • ChildhoodEntertainmentPsychologyScience(2) Comments

NY Times:

Design That Solves Problems for the World’s Poor.  Speaking from an American throwaway society is hardly innocent, but it seems like these ideas incorporate a lot of disposables.

05/29/07 • 08:08 AM • EnvironmentalFoodHealthHuman Rights • No Comments

NY Times:

I suppose, over Bush’s moves against Sudan, we have to say better late than never.

05/29/07 • 08:02 AM • Human RightsPolitics • No Comments

NY Times Health:

For the Tiniest Babies, the Closest Thing to a Cocoon.  Replicate the environment of the womb, preemies do better.  It would seem common sense.

05/29/07 • 08:01 AM • ChildhoodHealthScience • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

That ain’t much time to lay track, kids.

05/29/07 • 07:57 AM • EnvironmentalSanta Fe Local • No Comments

CNN:

Researchers find big batch of breast cancer genes.  No mention of possible gene therapy.

05/29/07 • 07:51 AM • HealthScience • No Comments

CNN:

Senators who OK’d war didn’t read key report.  How much worse to have not read the report, and still voted for the war powers resolution.

05/29/07 • 07:47 AM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

Washington Post:

If It Feels Good to Be Good, It Might Be Only Natural.

05/28/07 • 08:45 PM • PsychologyScience • No Comments

Washington Post:

Fed Plans to Revise Credit Card Rules.  Hilarious that the photo is of charge cards, not credit cards.

05/28/07 • 08:32 PM • Economics • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Spring snow and rain tempers summer fire season.  No closures, that’s excellent.  Santa Fe Baldy’s melting fast, though.

05/28/07 • 06:44 PM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • No Comments

CNN:

Now, I’m never going hiking in Georgia or Alabama ever again ... or at least, not without an 11-year old with Kentucky windage ...

05/25/07 • 08:07 PM • NatureSports(4) Comments

Very busy again today,

nothing here until early afternoon.  Play around elsewhere in the metacosm.

05/25/07 • 05:12 AM • Personal • No Comments

Nothing quite like ...

mis-setting not only the time of your morning alarm, but the volume as well.  The crescendo of the “1812 Overture” wakes one up with a particular violence ...

05/25/07 • 05:11 AM • MusicPersonal • No Comments

Green Cine Daily:

Cannes, “The Flight of the Red Balloon.

05/24/07 • 05:00 PM • Entertainment • No Comments

Driving me nuts.

Over the last three days, charity and spam calls (“You’ve been accused of having a soft heart”, “The International Business Yellow Pages is updating your listing”, “The Policeman’s Benevolent Association”, ad nauseam) have quadrupled.  Every time the phone rings, it’s like Pavlov’s dog. Except I don’t slaver, I just get mad.  Especially when they speak a version of English I can’t freaking understand.

05/24/07 • 02:44 PM • Personal(6) Comments

The Economist:

Straying power.  “Of course, the survey may just as well be a measure of varying levels of honesty in the different countries.”

05/24/07 • 11:14 AM • HealthHome & LivingPsychology1 Comment

CSM:

US Army and armor-maker embroiled in debate over body-armor safety.  47 pounds of armor, in the heat of Iraq.  And that’s just one aspect of what our soldiers must wear and carry.

05/24/07 • 10:35 AM • HealthHuman RightsPolitics1 Comment

PBS:

“When evolution skeptics want to attack Darwin’s theory, they often point to the human eye.

05/24/07 • 10:24 AM • EntertainmentScience • No Comments

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Hit by high prices and fees, some gas station owners stop selling fuel.  Hmmm, I better buy that Tennessee Walker I saw over the weekend ...

05/24/07 • 10:08 AM • ConsumptionEconomicsHome & Living • No Comments

Reuters:

And the best tourists in the world are ...

05/24/07 • 10:07 AM • Travel • No Comments

Rob Galbraith:

Canon EOS-1D Mark III to ship.

05/24/07 • 09:30 AM • ConsumptionPhotography • No Comments

The SF New Mexican site

is back up, but dead slow from my neck of the woods.  Apparently a crow caused a major power outage in Santa Fe city this morning.  See Kahunaburger for more details.

05/24/07 • 09:27 AM • NatureSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Guardian.UK: The Blog, Books.

The shocking truth about the slush pile  “Often, the most awful stuff was written by aspiring children’s authors. It appears to be a widely-held notion that anthropomorphising pavements, natural disasters or household appliances is the way to secure a place in the children’s canon.”

05/24/07 • 09:10 AM • ArtsBooksScholarly • No Comments

Sydney Morning Herald.AU:

OK, looks like I’ll have to pick up a ‘blook’ and see what the hype is about (or not).  If you have a particular recommend, drop it in the comments ... I’d appreciate avoiding the dreadfuls.

05/24/07 • 09:07 AM • BooksWeblogs1 Comment
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