Thursday, September 5, 2013

"Internet addiction" and "fairy circles"

-- In Pennsylvania, a hospital has set up an in-patient lock-down withdrawal clinic for "Internet addiction." Ten days cut off from a fix with the assistance of a large staff.

-- And, in the world of "fairy circles" ...

"The bizarre circular patches of bare land called "fairy circles" in the grasslands of Africa's Namib Desert have defied explanation, with hypotheses ranging from ants to termites to grass-killing gas that seeps out of the soil. But the patches may be the natural result of the subsurface competition for resources among plants, new research suggests."

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