Carl Zimmer's list of banned words for beginning science writers. Wonderful idea: leave the jargon in class and just tell us what happens.
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5 New Ways to Tie a Tie. A different tie method for different purposes, none which make any sense in the real world.
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Everyone give a big round of applause to The Most Exciting Severed Hands Of All Time. There are more of them in movies than you ever imagined. (via Gorilla Mask)
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So you found something cool on the internet.... A handy flowchart from The System and Caldwell of Loldwell.com about how to properly share other people's awesomeness so that they will keep creating more. (via Metafilter)
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A trailer for the TV show Law and Order: UK explains how it's different from the US version. "It's just more British" -and they speak a somewhat different language.
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You've heard of people who plan their trips so that they never make a left turn? A new study shows that this scheme will not only save you gas, but will also save you time! (via Boing Boing)
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9 Weird Ingredients Hiding in Your Makeup Bag. Should we have a chemistry degree to figure out what we are putting on our skin?