Remaindered Links for 16 Oct 2009
National Review Author Says Woman’s Sufferage Bad for America | Almost hard to believe, but this is your right wing in action. Women voting is “bad for conservatism” and therefore “bad for society”.
Newspaper Redesign: The Story of a Beautiful Failure | iA was invited to submit a redesign of the Swiss paper, Tages-Anzeiger. This is a story of how they lost, and the designs they came up with. Beautiful stuff. It’s interesting to see a usability firm approach the newspaper format that has been effectively unchanged for almost a hundred years.
Overcriminalization: The Federal Gov’t Goes Too Far | a 66-year-old “diabetic with coronary complications, arthritis and Parkinsons” was targeted by the Fish & Wildlife service, his house raided by a SWAT team, and forced to serve 2 years in a Federal prison all for missing some paperwork on importing… Orchids. Your tax dollars at work.
Fossil Skeleton Predates Lucy | 1.2 million years older than Africa’s famous “Lucy” fossil, this shows that humans split off from other apes long before previously thought.
Hadron Collider Could Prove Hyperdrive | Reviving a 1924 hypothesis by a German physicist, Franklin Felber is looking to see if the concept of a hyperdrive could be proven on a near atomic level when the Hadron Collider starts back up in the near future.