Here's this week's selection of interesting articles you may have missed. And what a selection it is!
Turning the lights off won't save oil, says Melissa C Lott in the Scientific American blog. Maybe not, but it will save coal and gas, reduce emissions and stop wasting our (increasingly expensive) electricity.
"Put that fly down! You don't know where it's been." But Rob Dunn does. Again in the Scientific American blog.
The Divided Brain is an 11 minute video in which Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It's not simply "emotion on the right, reason on the left" but something far more complex and interesting. Love the cartoons!
Max Davidson in the Daily Telegraph defends old-fashioned words against the influx of new text-speak.
And here's yet another from the Sci Am blog ... Ingrid Wickelgren goes looking for the secrets to a happy marriage. And finds some unexpected answers.
The right to keep your pubes. A feminist perspective on shaving for childbirth. I dunno what's so feminist about it; seems like a basic right to me.
And lastly, if I hadn't read this here, I wouldn't believe it. Londoners are being told to stop shagging for a bit, 'cos the Mayor doesn't want girlies dropping bairns in the streets during the sacred cow Olympics. Maybe Boris needs to make sure we keep the lights on!