There have been quite a few stories around lately worth noting, even if I don’t have time to do full posts on them:
* A scientist cautioned against burying CO2, again.
* Ziggy takes the Gulf oil disaster as an opportunity to favourably compare nuclear to fossil fuels. Some good figures included in there.
* Last night’s Four Corners, the first of a two part show on the Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, was great viewing, and the soldiers and officers interviewed presented as intelligent, compassionate and competent. The country itself presented as pretty much the opposite and, frankly, hard to care about, but the problem is it can be good at exporting trouble.
* A Melbourne woman discovers that not drinking 8 cups of coffee of day changes her personality for the better. She should be shaking less, anyway.
* Julia Gillard makes her first major policy mistake. She decides to be a Twitter.
* Slate examined the novel idea that our favourite mind altering parasite, toxoplasma gondii, may help soccer performance. Don’t tell your kid’s coach, especially if he has access to kitty litter.