[H1] Infant mortality rates in the US are falling!
[H2] Limiting soda size may backfire.
[C1] These pictures of Hong Kong borg cubes are… beautiful. It’s funny that for a guy who lives in the country and was raised in the suburbs, I consider vertical density to be pretty conceptually awesome. Then again, it’s perhaps because I’ve never had to live in them that I can feel this way.
[C2] The interesting story of Kowloon Walled City, China. That just kind of blows my mind.
[C3] Documentary filmmakers on China’s ghost cities.
[C4] The interesting story of a man in China worried that his water supply might get cut off due to frigid temperatures, and how he accidentally created an ice waterfall.
[R1] Personally, I don’t think there’s enough collusion in newspaper paywalls. This is really only going to work itself out if they can work something out between themselves. A majority of the biggest newspapers now have paywalls.
[R2] Superman has turned 75. Superman’s age will start mattering to me when there is at least a remote chance that he will get turned over to the public domain. Anyway, Superman is in his seventies, but the seventies were really awkward for Superman.
[R3] Ugh. I have too many audiobooks as it is. Here are 500 more, for free!
[L1] If you want a bomb-sniffing dog to work faster, feed it fatty foods.
[L2] An interesting story of a man trying to rob banks who thinks he’s working for the CIA.
[L3] In Mississippi, a detective interrogating a suspect ended up shot dead by said suspect. In the interrogation room.
[L4] In Texas, a former Justice of the Peace (with his wife) was arrested for murdering a sheriff and a district attorney.
[B1] Samsung is trying to woo IT managers into buying their products. Isn’t that last decade’s strategy?
[B2] Hugh Langley says that despite the lackluster sales, the Chromebook is the future. I still don’t see it.
[B3] Workplaces are not keeping up with norms with regard to tattoos. I can’t say I’m sorry about this.
[B4] LDS missionaries are now allowed to email friends (and others).
[W1] Somoa Air is charging travelers by weight.
[W2] Everybody loves Sweden (mostly because they see what they want to see).
[W3] From Pinky, an interactive map of Mormons in America. I wish it had more tiers, but it’s pretty cool.
[W4] Mark Zuckerberg supports immigration reform that would benefit Mark Zuckerberg. Not disagreeing, necessarily. Just sayin’.
[E1] There are some efforts underway to standardize online college standards.
[E2] There’s a proposal in West Virginia to make science fiction books part of the curriculum.
[E3] Robert Pondiscio makes the case for setting really low national education standards.
[E4] Do we want teachers and professors to know if you’ve been doing your ereading?