2014: Reading Year in Review

I've put together a spreadsheet of all of the new books that I read in 2014, inspired by Ghost in the Machine's post chronicling what he read in 2013 (sorry if I'm stepping on your toes, Ghost), and it's been really interesting to review the data and use it to perhaps set some goals for 2015. » 1/01/15 9:42pm 1/01/15 9:42pm

FDA to Lift Ban on Blood Donations from Gay and Bisexual Male Donors

The New York Times is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration is preparing to lift the lifetime ban on accepting blood donations from gay and bisexual male donors, a ban that was laid in 1983 during the AIDS epidemic. The ban is not being completely abolished - prohibitions are still in place regarding male… » 12/23/14 1:47pm 12/23/14 1:47pm

The Power of the Ears Compels You

These baby Bat-eared Foxes were rescued by a farmer who discovered them when he was building a dam on his property. When the dam collapsed, they were seen struggling in the water, so he scooped them up and attempted to locate their den and/or their mother. He wasn't able to find either, so he brought them to the Cango… » 12/19/14 2:41pm 12/19/14 2:41pm