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Awareness Test

This is brilliant: Awareness Test.

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Garfield minus Garfield

This is hilarious: Garfield minus Garfield.

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TRIM22 HIV-Resistant Gene

This is interesting… Researchers discover gene that blocks HIV

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“All Talk and No Action on Darfur” – BBC

Five years on the Darfur conflict continues to languish. Why, interests me. One thought is the conflict lacks a compelling contrast and antagonist to draw attention to the story. With words like “genocide” it sticks in the back of the brain, but against other conflicts it seems not to arouse the emotions of injustice as readily… and so it languishes in the minds eye.

The BBC reports on why the West has been loathe to intervene in Darfur…

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Trip prep

What do Yellow Fever, PVC, and scotch have in common? That’s right, you guessed it – packing!

My basement haunt is knee-deep in cases, gear, and clothing as I prep for one of the most interesting and complex trips I’ve been on. I’ll be departing New Years Eve for a total of six weeks away, with three major stops in Scotland, Rwanda and Swaziland.

When I need a distraction from packing I’ll post more about my assignments and itinerary…

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Quarterlife

I’ve been watching Quarterlife, an online episodic drama about coming-of-age after college. Probably the best online TV I’ve seen so far.

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The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff, a fascinating take on consumerism, and an interesting approach to a web-based “issue” documentary.

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Pixelated Image

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift? Want the money to go to a good cause? My friend and fellow photographer David Duchemin has a fantastic new book available.

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Sigur Ros Filmmaking Contest

Sigur Ros is offering footage from their latest film for download and remixing, with a contest to boot.