Editor’s picks for your reading pleasure on Tuesday, August 8:
- “Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut”
Benjamin Cohen on a book that stands up after a dozen readings.
- “Buy Stock in Abloy”
Tim Lambert reports on a report that new innovations in thievery have made the pin-tumbler lock obsolete.
- “Psychics at the Atlanta Zoo”
The Atlanta Zoo has hired psychics to predict whether their panda is expecting; Orac is not amused.
- “Carnivalia, and an open thread”
Don’t you love open threads? I do. They’re like the digital equivalent of a Quaker meeting. PZ’s got one up now over at Pharyngula…
- “Where Does Your Gas Come Fron?”
Jonah Lehrer hails a fantastic piece of reporting in the Chicago Tribune.
- “How can Hooters support the fight against breast cancer…”
Abel’s wife is an oncologist who works on breast cancer. She attends an annual conference that is located not far from a Hooters franchise. Is there some way that the establishment could be enlisted to raise awareness or otherwise aid the fight against the disease? Don’t laugh. Also: Shelley responds.