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Achenblog: March 25, 2007 - March 31, 2007

A World on Fire

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] Entrenched in the modern mind is the fear of apocalypse, of the end of everything, of some kind of surpassing calamity that will obliterate the world as we know it. Nuclear war, for example....

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 31, 2007; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (458)
 
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Anecdotal Presidential Campaigning

This is another weirdly, perversely dark morning. Oh wait, it's night. That explains the darkness. Never mind. Sometimes when I blog at night I get confused and wonder where the sun is. I'm great with directions (North, South, etc.)...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 28, 2007; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fun Facts About Gross Food

Before I begin, check out these FUN FACTS that I gleaned from The Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, vol. 2: FUN FACT: During the colonial period, the elite of Mexico preferred mutton, and only poor people ate beef. FUN...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 27, 2007; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Semi-Identical Twins! Plus, 10 Best Books Ever

It's always big news when scientists discover an entirely new kind of human being. From a press release from the journal Nature: 'Researchers have discovered a pair of twins who are identical through their mother's side, but share only...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 26, 2007; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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