Day: November 4, 2012

See No Evil, Say No Evil. But As for Hearing?

“These are baby bats — embryos actually. They remind me of those See No Evil, Say No Evil, Hear No Evil monkey pictures I saw growing up, but these little guys are much, much cuter. And, of course, being bats, the hearing thing doesn’t apply. Bats don’t hear with our kind of ears, so of course, there’s no covering-ears-up picture. That wouldn’t make bat sense.

This photograph was taken by Dorit Hockman of Cambridge University. It’s the 20th place winner in the Nikon Small World 2012 Photomicrography Competition.” (Hmmm : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR).

Why Socialist Europe Is Better for Families than America

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“Trapped by European-style Socialism—And I love It!” Claire Lundberg, a freelance writer and consultant who lives in Paris with her husband and one-year-old daughter, declared Friday in a column on Slate, the U.S. online magazine, “The coming presidential election represents a choice, says Mitt Romney: a choice between evil European-style socialism and good old American can-do capitalism. As a new mother in France, I’m here to argue that he’s wrong. Neither candidate represents actual European-style socialism. And it’s a damned shame they don’t. The women of America would have a much better shot at having it all if they did.” (NYTimes)