Today a killer whale killed a trainer during a live show at the famous U.S. Aquarium known as SeaWorld. It is not clear what will happen as a result of this incident, but at minimum we should reconsider whether or not the educational value of aquariums and zoos outweighs their costs to animals.
NBC Reporter Mark Murray produced an off-the-cuff gem earlier today by suggesting on MSNBC's First Read blog that President Obama's Health Care Summit was based on defeating Republicans using the William Zabka Principle. What the heck is the William Zabka Principle you ask? Here's how Mark Murray explains it.
NBC News ran a fantastic 3.5 minute segment last week about Peru's emerging water crisis. As the country's Andean glaciers melt, this will mean less water and electricity for everyone. We lived in Huaraz last year near the ice formerly known as the Pastoruri Glacier (shown in the video). It's a serious issue that's getting [...]