Time for some Friday morning links to get the day started:
- Scientists discover an effective alternative to embryonic stem cells that doesn’t require destroying embryos. What was that about necessity and invention…?
- Other exciting science news: “Roller-coaster rides can relieve symptoms of asthma, beards are a health hazard and randomly promoting workers creates more efficient companies.” It’s this year’s Ig Nobel Awards!
- Simcha Fisher takes her “homeschool burnout battle” to the big time: Read her article in NBC’s Today Moms about why she’s ok with sending some of her brood back to school.
- When I read about this woman’s protest in Ireland (she wanted women to stay home from Mass to protest the Church’s treatment of women), I can’t help but think of this fake headline from IC’s early days: “Woman Who Left Church over Sex Scandal Just Wanted to Sleep In.”
- Deal may see some redeeming qualities in the Fox show Glee, but at the start of its second season, Jace Lacob of the Daily Beast thinks it’s one of the most shallow shows on television. See where you stand.
- Hollywood icon Tony Curtis passed away this week, and I thought it would only be fitting to post a clip from what is probably my favorite movie of his, Some Like It Hot. (He’s the dame in the white mink.) Post your favorite Curtis moments in the comments.