The Wonders of GMO: (Mad) scientists in Uruguay have created nine glow-in-the-dark sheep. Because, science.
Iraq Is Flourishing: Actually, no. The government is suspending the licenses of ten TV channels, including Al Jazeera, after five days of violence killed 125 people.
Seattle Is So Post-Racial: An alleged douchebag was arrested at Seattle Center on Saturday for "taking a fighting stance" towards a group of Arab-Americans and threatening to "obtain a gun and shoot them all," according to SPD. They called 911 and the 52-year-old man was booked into King County Jail.
Life On the Tar Sands: Fights, testosterone, booze, cocaine, failed marriages - and lots of money. A pipeline builder reports for Rolling Stone on how the oil boom driving the Keystone XL project has transformed the frozen reaches of Alberta.
CISPA Is Dead! Long Live CISPA! The "cybersecurity" bill backed by big tech firms that would have increased surveillance and data-sharing with the government is dead, for now.
Cause of Death - iPhone 5: China Labor Watch reports that two more workers, a 23-year-old female and a 24-year-old male, jumped to their deaths off the buildings at a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China.
What's a Legislature To Do? Around a thousand teachers rallied in Olympia to call for a robust education budget that minimizes class sizes and gives them a raise. But "glacially slow" budget negotiations are making a drawn-out overtime legislative session seem inevitable.
Hope For The New Pope: Liberation theologians and progressive priests in Latin America say Pope Francis is one of their own and not a conservative, close-minded reactionary hack.
And with that, please enjoy this cockatoo rocking out to Daft Punk: