2013-12-22T09:12:22-08:00Oldsters, it turns out, matter. They matter a lot. And not just in human families. I've been reading a new book called The Once and Future World, by J. B. MacKinnon, which points out that when we humans hunt game, when we fish the sea, we often prize the biggest animals because they have the biggest tusks, or the most protein, so they're the ones we kill first. But in many species, the biggest animals are also the oldest, and if we eliminate too many grandpas and grandmas, pulling them out of the mix can unravel the social order around...
2013-12-22T09:12:02-08:00When you picture a housing development in the suburbs, you might imagine golf courses, swimming pools, rows of identical houses. via www.npr.org
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2013-12-21T20:00:05-08:00LatestIs Your Meat Safe? New Report Urges USDA To Boost Fight Against Salmonella The Pew Charitable Trusts argue in a new report that the USDA isn’t doing enough to protect the public from Salmonella outbreaks.Nineteen Students In China Hospitalized From Poisoned Yogurt; Perpetrator Deemed Mentally Ill A woman with a suspected mental illness poisoned yogurt drinks and caused nineteen students in China to be hospitalized.Losing Weight Is Harder For Black Women On Same Diet As White Women Black women lost less weight than white counterparts while on the same diet, according to a new study, which points to metabolic differences.Titanium...
2013-12-20T08:53:24-08:00Here's an excerpt from my Rick Steves' European Christmas book, explaining how our tradition of decorating Christmas trees came to be: via www.huffingtonpost.com
2013-12-19T20:08:33-08:00Decked-out halls from wall to wall - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.comMember Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out via www.cbs8.com
2013-12-19T16:59:08-08:00The American work force has some of weakest mathematical and problem-solving skills in the developed world. In a recent survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a global policy organization, adults in the United States scored far below average and better than only two of 12 other developed comparison countries, Italy and Spain. Worse still, the United States is losing ground in worker training to countries in Europe and Asia whose schools are not just superior to ours but getting steadily better. via www.nytimes.com
2013-12-19T08:46:17-08:00Here Comes Santa Claus, Here Comes Santa Claus, Right Down iOS/Windows/Android Lane… via howtomobile.apps.gov