The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 01.24.12

1/24/2012 4:59:46 PM

Tags: The Crockpot, girls, Latvia, coronal mass ejection, American prisons, vegetarians, black history month, Wi-Fi, eating penguin, International adoptions

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The three deadliest words in the world: “It’s a girl.”

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Wolves and lynx and moose, palīgā! As Latvia’s forests fall, the country’s underappreciated wilderness and wildlife are threatened.

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Use dancers instead of Powerpoint to augment presentations? We’re all for it.

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Coronal mass ejection, the movie: Watch NOAA’s video of this week’s incredible solar flare.

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At long last, the New Yorker weighs in on America’s prisoner epidemic.

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When being a vegetarian gets in the way of family.

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Does black history need more than a month?

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In which an intrepid young man fixes his girlfriend’s grandparents’ Wi-Fi and is hailed as a conquering hero.

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On the merits of eating penguins, when in the Antarctic. Apparently, you lure them by blowing a trumpet.

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Should unengaged, everyday citizens be allowed to sell their votes?

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The other black market: International adoptions can be ugly affairs, but some parents to be will stop at nothing for their would-be children.

Image by Sue Rostvold, licensed under Creative Commons. 



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