Febricant (adj): causing fever. Funbricant (adj): feverishly fun. Here we go!
- Space & Numbers – Do your eyes glaze over when you hear astronomers talk about the hundreds of billions of stars in the galaxy, and the hundred of billions of galaxies in the universe? Here’s a comparative article showing how many 100 billion really is.
- Chilean earthquake (Part 1 & Part 2) – Two sets of photos showing the damage caused by the earthquake in Chile on February 27th.
- Earthquakes – Interesting article comparing the Chilean earthquake response to the Haitian, and the reasons why they’re different.
- Media scares – This Slate article enumerates scares about media, perpetrated through (and by) the media.
- Afghanistan – The Big Picture’s monthly look at life and the situation in Afghanistan.
- Video recaps – These clever and well-produced videos dissect various aspects of great literature in under a minute. For example, check out the Fahrenheit 451 overview video – great stuff!
- Running barefoot – A new study shows that running barefoot impacts the way a runner lands on their foot – barefoot runners land on the front and middle, and those wearing shoes tend to land on their heels. Landing on your heel causes more stress on your legs.
- Vancouver – TBP’s look at the second half of the Vancouver Games.
- Multitrack – A new app for iPhone turns the device into a multitrack looping recording system, as demonstrated by this YouTube video.
- Teacher training – Fascinating article on how to make great teachers, and why it’s important to do so.
- Textbook case – A former textbook writer explains all that’s wrong with the process of compiling textbooks for the US market.
Have a great weekend and remember, March is National Frozen Food Month, so bring on the Delissio!