The winner of first annual PhD Challenge has been announced. The challenge was to have published a peer-reviewed, academic paper that employs, somewhere within it, the phrase "I smoke crack rocks." Three people managed the feat, and the winner was a CMU student who managed to weave the phrase in pretty seamlessly.
A survey by the University of Maryland has found that Fox News viewers are deeply misinformed on issues of public policy. Not uninformed, but MISinformed—they believe a lot of things that simply aren't true, such as that the economy is worsening, Republicans congressmen opposed TARP, or that income taxes have gone up under Obama. And that's true no matter the political affiliation of the individual.