Clifford Pickover, a mathematician and prolific writer of fiction and non-fiction, has started a new blog called Reality Carnival. He picks some great links, such as a story from Nature that states "Watching a gory tooth extraction helps people remember unrelated facts, brain researchers have shown." Link Discuss
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.