Jewish date: 28 ’Av 5770 (Parashath Shofeṭim).
Worthy causes of the day: “Ban New Offshore Drilling - Take Action Today @ The Rainforest Site”, “ColorOfChange.org: Tell Google: "Don't be evil" / And to stop dealing away the Internet”, “MoveOn.org Political Action: Google: Don't Be Evil”, and “Alliance for Justice: Congress: Repair the Damage Caused by the Corporate Court”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Crocodile relative might have chewed like a mammal”: Who knew?
- “Gaming the System: Video Gamers Help Researchers Untangle Protein Folding Problem”: I cannot make up something like this.
- Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum: Not news or commentary. Project Gutenberg put out a new edition with all the original pictures.