Independent: Review of the Year 2009: Discoveries
But perhaps the most intriguing story of the year was the incredible tale of the shrinking sheep on the Scottish island of Hirta in the St Kilda archipelago, a study that managed to merge the two topics of evolution and climate change.
Racialicious: What I’m riding for this year
The story goes that 25 years ago, this ride started with the Lakota Youth of Pine Ridge (Red Cloud Agency) to retrace the steps of their ancestors from Standing Rock to Wounded Knee.
James will stay overnight in it as part of the filming – something he didn’t seem to fussed about: “it’ll be a bit like camping,” he told us, “I’ve got something to read, it’ll be fine.”
(Have I mentioned that I am a HUGE Lego fan?)
Racialicious: Have a Merry Colored Christmas
Decorations, cards, and even gift wrap tends to forget that non-white people exist.
Change.org Women’s Rights Blog: Denied Abortion Access, Military Women Forced to Take Desperate Steps
Criminalizing or making abortion inaccessible doesn’t stop women from seeking abortions.
Brain Fluff Theater: Gold and Black to the Core
As a life-long gamer and a scientist, I’m well-versed in being involved with hobbies and pursuits that are incredibly male-dominated.
Houston Press: A Quiet Hell
Out of all of these emission events, most caused by some type of equipment failure, only the Valero explosion — the smallest and the one to make the afternoon news — received an enforcement citation from the state’s regulatory agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. It penalized the plant $20,900 but then reduced the fine to $8,000, cutting the penalty by 62 percent.