— Here's wishing you a joyous Hanukkah, a merry Christmas, a super solstice season, a fantastic Festivus and a Happy New Year. I'll be on break for the holidays, but who knows? Maybe I'll pop online every once in a while to pass along some wisdom or some Web links.
In the meantime, here are some "field trips" to see you through until regular postings resume on Jan. 5:
- Wired: How Obama can recharge American research
- Popular Science: This machine might* save the world
- New York Times: A highly evolved propensity for deceit
- Scientific American: Top 10 places affected by climate change
And in case you missed them the first time around, here are my previous year-end reviews: