03 January 2011

Year-End Stuff to Begin the New Year: Linkage Galore

The passing of Denis Dutton, founder of Arts & Letter Daily, should not go unnoticed hereabouts. Dutton's aldaily was the first blog—an aggregator—I ever followed, and I've followed it fairly constantly since its inception. It was a direct inspiration for the founding of this meager blog, and it will remain prominently and proudly displayed in my Wise Links list on the right. I will miss those terrific three-a-day teasers.


Every year-end, Discover lists the top 100 science stories. Here's the link to this year's developing list.

Popular Mechanics lists its top weird science stories here.

Here are Scientific American's top ten science stories of 2010.

Wired Magazine's list of top scientific breakthroughs of 2010 is here.

Here you can find Project Censored's top 25 most censored stories of the last year.

Climate Progress notes that humanity might be on the precipice as indicated by the story of the century that has been missed by the mainstream media. (h/t to Richard @ The Existence Machine)

National Geographic's top photos of the year are always worth a look.

Oh, and something to be on the lookout for in 2011, the pseudo-patriotic gorefest that will be the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the war (April 12 and 13, 1861) to defend and preserve the institution of people owning other people (especially if they are of African origin).


Randal Graves said...

Going by Climate Progress' map, Scandinavia better prepare for a vast influx. I always prefer colder climes anyway, heh.

Jim H. said...

Canada's cool, too.