The extremely complicated relationship between feeding ourselves and having water to drink
By far the biggest contributor of nitrogen to Iowa's Cedar River watershed is nitrogen fertilizer, but the resulting nitrates in the water make it hazardous for human consumption -- specifically for children
Still trying to figure out what went wrong in New Orleans
I thought turkeys could fly
(Video) Classic scene from "WKRP"
Why it's important to put things in writing
Safety officer on Boston's "Big Dig" wrote a memo in 1999 indicating serious concerns about whether the concrete panels forming the tunnel ceiling would hold. They didn't, and someone died.
Is it Earthpark or Pork Forest?
Pella and Riverside are competing to get Earthpark, the environmental project that's been through at least three name changes in the last three years.
Zero-day exploits now morphing into "fuzzing" attacks
Zero-day exploits happen when someone discovers a security flaw and tells the world on the same day they tell the maker of the product that has the flaw. But new tools that help identify security flaws are being used by crooks who then turn around and just start using the security holes immediately. Their practices, though, make them hard to detect, since the security holes they discover and use aren't headline news, even in the tech world. More evidence that the manufacturers should use incentives to gather information faster than the bad guys. It's also a reminder that people should run computers on limited-access accounts.
"Wikipedia celebrates 750 years of American independence"
The Onion cuts right to the chase, and the results are hilarious
A few observations: 30% of people struck by lightning are killed, and 3/4ths of those who survive have permanent disabilities as a result
Firefox 22.214.171.124 released
All Firefox users should get the upgrade; the new release fixes seven "critical" vulnerabilities and five less-severe ones
Emergency water supplies at home
New leadership improves UK Conservatives' polls without changing line on policy
South Korea's "reunification minister" blames the US for North Korea's missile launch
Suggested that North Korea was angry that the US wouldn't send an envoy to nuclear talks recently. Seems like a peculiar conclusion to draw. Others think the situation may be getting on China's nerves. The situation will certainly be discussed in the ASEAN talks this week.