Science News: 9/10/13

Some of the greatest videos you will ever watch are in this week’s edition of science news (and only one of them will make you feel dirty). Plus, we’ve got the latest news from Mars, volcanoes in unexpected places, and P-Mag readers will be excited to learn the identity of the “best living science communicator.” (Spoiler alert — he’s also damn smexy!) Read More Science News: 9/10/13

Cheap Weekend Fun: Donating!

Persephone crew, let’s be honest. Most of us check out the Cheap Weekend Fun section as a way to fill our hearts and minds for the very best under five bucks. While times are tight and there’s no better feeling than when you can feel like a millionaire by stretching your dollar as far as it can go, I’m thinking this weekend we can do a cheap weekend fun favor for a few folks who need some serious funds. With some serious crises out and about, one of the best ways we can spend our hard-earned cash this weekend is to help out others. Here is a list of a few places that would love your good nature. Read More Cheap Weekend Fun: Donating!

“They had it coming”: Why Your Facebook Friends Have Been Total Assholes About Japan

After the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, I was expecting a handful of ignorant Facebook statuses about “blah blah they deserved it because of blah blah.” (RedLightPolitics and I were even making a “media response bingo” card of all the stupid things people say after tragedies.) Read More “They had it coming”: Why Your Facebook Friends Have Been Total Assholes About Japan

Earthquake in Japan: Where to Find News

A massive earthquake hit Japan this morning, leaving many dead, injured or homeless.  For up-to-the-minute coverage and how to help, there’s  a link list after the cut. Read More Earthquake in Japan: Where to Find News