George Knapp shares some news items that have recently caught his attention, including a piece on Magellan's encounter with the 'giants' of Patagonia, an article examining how close we might be to achieving Star Trek warp propulsion, research on cell phone addiction harming academic performance, and an older story about princess Grace Kelly's secret cult links:
Why you should care about the personal lives of politicians
Fantastically Wrong: Magellan's Strange Encounter With the 10-Foot Giants of Patagonia
How Close Are We to Star Trek Propulsion?
How to Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using to "Cure" Death
Cellphone addiction harming academic performance is 'an increasingly realistic possibility'
Did Grace Kelly have links with a secret cult?