By M. FarbmanPosted 02.05.2009 at 11:01 am 3 Comments
Researchers found that teenagers who watched more television had greater odds of becoming depressed. Interestingly, there was no similar correlation between watching videos or playing computer games and depression. Ironically, I first read this news on a TV screen in an elevator. I felt kind of bad about that afterward.
Also in today's links: a new theory about infertility, solace in God, and sea sponges in Oman.
Tough luck for frogs, and a guilty conscience for Norsemen
By M. FarbmanPosted 01.26.2009 at 11:05 am 1 Comment
So, Norwegians are strapping and blonde, progressive and environmentally friendly -- right? Maybe not that last part: the Scandinavian country generates the most pollution per capita in Europe. It's a bit of a sticky wicket -- should Norway restrain its development of oil and gas to prevent these resources from being used at all? When is green green enough -- and what happens to the country if all of its citizens and politicians can't agree on these points?
Also in today's links: cutting smog, mystery fish and more.