New and Newsworthy (to me)

-Troy Davis’s death: awfulawfulawful. Nothing excuses the way his case was mishandled but I am hopeful the impact will lead to the end of capital punishment in America. I found this piece very moving. –Faster than the speed of light: certain subatomic particles. Some physicists are doubtful of these findings but how exciting -‘Ketchup Killing […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

–Troy Anthony Davis: is set to be executed even though most of the non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony and there is no hard evidence. Infuriating. –9/11?: 92% in the southern provinces of Afghanistan don’t know about it. –From the German forests: an English speaking teenager, who does not even know his last name tells […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

–More storms: Hurricane Katia heads toward North Britain. Stay safe, Scotland! –Vampire attack at abandoned Hooters: The headline’s a humdinger but the story itself is sad and disturbing. –Dinegerous: a searchable map of Seattle’s food inspection ratings. Very handy, though I don’t mind that most of the places I like aren’t ‘spotless’. Anywhere above the […]

New and Newsworthy (to me)

…or stories I followed this past week. General: –Stormy weather: Irene caused widespread damage on the East Coast. Here’s hoping Tropical Storm Lee doesn’t do worse this weekend! –Cosmic Carats: Astronomers discover a planet made of diamonds. –Magic Pen: Inkling by Wacom, wow! Local: –The saddest summer tradition: The Seattle Public Library has been closed […]