Links for September 8th

Open: Emphasis Update and SourceThe New York Times has a great feature that I'd never noticed—the ability to link to pages with specific content highlighted. It's perfect for calling attention to specific paragraphs or sentences when sharing a link with somebody. It's cleverly implemented, too. Time: Why Some Languages Sound So FastAll languages, when spoken, […]

Links for May 5th

Snopes: Obama Lends $2 Billion to Brazilian Oil CompanyHeard the one about how the President Obama is spending billions on offshore drilling…in Brazil? Snopes rates it “mostly false.” This is another case of conservatives getting riled up about something that's not true and dates from President Bush's time in the White House. ThinkProgress: Exxon Makes […]

Astronaut boots.

So I’m reading the Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Report, and it’s really fascinating reading. The amount of detail NASA has come up with from the wreckage of the shuttle is just amazing. NASA truly has the best and the brightest working for them. I just finished reading about the survival suits that they wear for […]