Jewish date: 28 ’Iyyar 5770 (Parashath BeMidhbar).
Today’s quasi-holidays: National Lab Day, International Nurses Day, National Third Shift Workers Day/National Nightshift Workers Day, and (inexplicably) Limerick Day.
Worthy causes of the day: “ONE | Fix This Budget”, “Heart Disease and Stroke. You’re the Cure.: Tell our Senators to get moving on Child Nutrition”, “Congress is 0 for 9 - The Petition Site”, “Take Action: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing | Save Darfur” and “Save BioGems: Take Action: Save Yellowstone/Greater Rockies”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Jupiter Loses A Stripe”
- “Not So Conservative When It Comes to Saving Energy”
- “National Lab Day Seeks to Leverage Hands-on Learning to Broaden Science's Appeal”
- “Working overtime: Good for the wallet, but bad for the heart”
- “"Murdered" Chinese man reappears after 10 years”: Yes, people, torture does not produce reliable information; threaten or inflict enough pain on someone, and you can expect him/her to say whatever he/she thinks you want to hear that will make the pain stop, even if it bears little resemblance to the truth.