It’s more than just a Monday!

Exxon doesn’t just hate your children! They also really hate free speech, too!

The Daily Beast has the scoop: It looks like Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics for alleged misuse of campaign funds. Maybe they’ll get around to the way she stiffed her Iowa staffers too?

Word on the street is that more subpoenas have been issued in California’s probe of a Koch-backed political group.

NPR has done several stories on the intriguing effects of ketamine on the brain. This morning I heard “How An Unlikely Drug Helps Some Children Consumed By Fear“. Late last year they presented “Ketamine Relieves Depression By Restoring Brain Connections“. Fascinating stuff!

A vial of deadly virus has disappeared from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Saturday. The sample of Guanarito virus causes Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever (VHF) which has a recorded case  fatality rate of 23.1%.  Officials insisted there was no threat to the public, that the sample had probably been destroyed by accident, and the lab’s cleaning crew is currently under investigation. Blaming the janitors!? I feel reassured, don’t you?

Banks gone bad: our evolved morality has failed us!

Not another fish story: a fishmonger in the south of China has found a live bomb in a squid’s stomach.

Scientists in Norway have found a pre-Viking tunic in a thawing glacier, a discovery they say highlights a rare advantage of global climate change.

The OnionFind The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life. Yeah, it’s the story of my life.

When Devo met Disney: unless you’ve got kids, are a really big Devo fan, or some pervy Nickelodeon-watching weirdo, Devo 2.0 (or DEV2.O) the 2006 reworking of some of the group’s best loved songs for The Walt Disney Company might’ve passed you by.


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