Worthy causes of the day: “Say No to Senator Bond's FISA Capitulation”, “Last Chance to Stop Medicare Cuts!”, and “Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Need Your Help”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Is it true that the DEET used in most mosquito repellents is toxic?”
- “Dutch study shows Friday 13th not more unlucky”
- “Researchers confirm age of "Methuselah" tree”
- “Mordechai Kedar in al-Jazeera - in defence of Jerusalem” (An embarrassing moment for the Qaṭari network.)
Also available with Hebrew subtitles:
“מרדכי קידר - באלג'זירה - על ירושלים ומעמד יהודה ושומרון”
- “Endangered sea dragon at Ga. aquarium pregnant”
- “Saudi Academy's Books Promote Violence, Intolerance, Panel Says”
- “Astronomers Argue Pluto is a Planet” (Yes, the fight is not over. Probably bookies are taking bets on what the eventual outcome will be.)
- “Addicted to Starvation: The Neurological Roots of Anorexia”
Enjoy, share the weirdness, and Shabbath shalom.