Thursday Top 5
New York Times: Tainted Tap Water
Thirty-five years after Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act, some regulators and environmentalists say the law is now so out of date that it fails to protect people from the most obvious threats. The NY Times has been reporting on water issues for a long time now in the series Toxic Waters. More:
- That Tap Water Is Legal but May Be Unhealthy
- Full series index
- Data: Contaminants in CA: Browse by county
- Data: Contaminants in San Francisco City Water System (where we live)
- Data: Contaminants in East Bay Municipal Utility District (where we’re moving)
Title of Video
Attempt at droll humor.
Kinderwette Star Wars
I thought Japan had the lock on weird TV game shows, but apparently Germany is vying for the title.
Daniel Tammet: The Boy With The Incredible Brain
From “15 Real Life SuperHeroes with Extra-ordinary Abilities.”
The Future of Publishing
Book publisher DK on the dialog surrounding the future of their industry. [via Aaron N.]
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