How American media reported this week on mass shootings and gun control

NY Times building

Today’s edition of the “New York Times” comes with a front page editorial, the first one the paper has run since 1920. This editorial is on the lack of action by the United States’ politicians (particularly Congress) on the issue of gun control. It comes after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California (a Los … Read moreHow American media reported this week on mass shootings and gun control

The metric system in animation

Metric ruler

The metric system, the measurement system used by the entire world save the United States (and Myanmar/Burma and Liberia) saw a short-lived promotion in the US during the 70s. The US government made an unsuccessful attempt at converting the country to the metric system. Why the US didn’t go metric My guesses why America never … Read moreThe metric system in animation

Pixar on stamps in 2011 (plus all US stamps to become “forever stamps”)

MacBook Air on a table

Some of Pixar’s characters will become United States Postal Service stamps in 2011. Here’s what they’ll look like: Yes, they’re all from recent Pixar films, versus what’s considered the most popular ones, given the glaring omission of “Finding Nemo” and “The Incredibles” (though I’d prefer “Monsters, Inc.” over “Nemo”). Still, they all look quite nice. … Read morePixar on stamps in 2011 (plus all US stamps to become “forever stamps”)