- I'm prone to falling in love with any interesting creature I read about, so maybe it won't carry much weight when I say this is the most fascinating ever: a fish with a transparent head. But it is.
- British psychologists are warning that social-networking sites are "infantilizing" young people's brains. And yes, I'm sure somebody will now mock this on their Facebook wall.
- As the Arctic temperature increases, thawing the permafrost, bubbles of methane can be released, further contributing to warming. (Be sure to watch the video -- the scientist interviewed describes lighting these escaping methane pockets on fire as fun AND informative. The holy grail!)
- Every year I debate whether or not to get a flu shot -- I kind of like the idea of lying at home, watching a lot of TV and drinking ginger ale and eating soup. (Yes, I realize this is a luxury.) Every year, scientists debate how the flu vaccine might have mutated, and how it might appear in that season. However, researchers are closer to a universal flu vaccine, having identified an antibody that combats all strains of the virus. That doesn't necessarily help me out, though.
High school concussion laws exist in every state, but getting them on the field is a challenge