Glee! Chuck has been renewed with a 13 episode order for fall. They are cutting costs significantly, (as is Dollhouse), but it’s awesome to see it coming back, and I hope that the ratings pick up and encourage NBC to stick with it. In sadder news, Fox has officially decided not to renew Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which is, you know, not a surprise, but still tragic (in my opinion).
Rachel Alexandra’s victory in the Preakness on Saturday reminded me of this essay about the skeletal maturity of horses, and why it’s dangerous to work them so hard, so young. Unfortunately the essay is a .pdf, but it’s still well worth a read.
15 species of plants may be banned from sale in Britain due to concerns about their invasion of the British environment. (An environment which is itself largely artificial, even if it was created hundreds of years ago.)
Four Kuwaiti women have been elected to Parliament (four years after Kuwaiti women were given the right to vote and run for office).
Shifting attitudes in the West can only do so much for the climate and natural environment. We need countries like China on board, or all of our efforts are going to be in vain.
Despite the defenses of medicalized childbirth in the United States, we are actually behind many other countries in terms of birth weight, maternal health, and many other measures. Perhaps it’s time to admit that we are doing something wrong.