Image of the wrong polar ice cap, suggested by Zemata, via WikipediaGreetings.
Jewish date: 9 ’Adhar 5770 (Parashath Teṣawweh).
Today’s quasi-holidays: National Dog Biscuit Day, Curling Is Cool Day.
Worthy causes of the day: “Demerit Walmart”, “We'd rather have a good bill than a bipartisan one.”, “DemocracyForAmerica.com » Good Policy not Bipartisan Junk”, and “Americans want a good bill -- not just bipartisanship | Progressive Change Campaign Committee”. (Do you get the impression that multiple organizations are mad about the exact same thing?)
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Can You Learn Physics from a Comic Book?”: Interesting tactic to get people to learn.
- “Two hospital-acquired infections estimated to have killed 48,000, cost $8.1B in 2006”: If you must go to the hospital, feel free to annoy all staff into holding to higher hygiene standards.
- “When Sea Levels Attack”: Behind this awesome title is the very real concern of what happens if the polar ice caps melt. The results are anything but cool.
- “New travel agency offers the bear necessities”: Yes, now your teddy bear can be pampered. Somehow I am now expecting a service to pamper one’s imaginary friend…
- “Discovery Dates Seafaring 100,000-Plus Years Ago”
- “Does the U.S. Produce Too Many Scientists?”: Welcome to my life, folks.
- “Same Species, Polar Opposites: The Mystery of Identical Creatures Found in both Arctic and Antarctic Waters”