Interesting articles

They stimulated my brain cells anyway. Here are several interesting blogicles I’ve stumbled across on my recent travels:

Mental_floss: How to join the Amish. A wry, at-a-glance piece on just what’s required.
Celsias: Outdoor heaters warming the world literally. The amount of carbon dioxide from patio heaters in Scotland is the equivalent to that produced by more than 1,200 homes.

Anthropology.net: If upright walking is so energetically favourable, why do apes still “knuckle-walk”? Current research suggests humans learned to walk upright to conserve energy. Kambiz Kamrani answers the question creationists keep asking.

Compiler: It’s sink or swim time for Thunderbird. Mozilla’s chief executive is ready to cut the email app loose so it can be run by a different entity.

AlertNet: 200,000 displaced, scores killed by floods in Sudan. As if they didn’t have enough to worry about… written by Red Cross/Crescent personnel in the country.

Danger Room: Drunk astronauts launched into space. A NASA panel found that drunken astronauts were allowed to fly despite warnings about their alcohol consumption. *sigh*

Engadget: European Commission files antitrust charges against Intel. For using “illegal tactics” against AMD.

Climate Feedback: Google turns to the dark side. Apparently some people claim it would save a lot of energy if high-traffic website such as Google changed their background colour from white to black. However, this is disputed…  curious though.

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