So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn’t worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
Pasty White Folks May Lack Vitamin D
Sunlight is good for your health — your body turns it into vitamin D. That’s not news. But if you’re a night owl, a vampire, or just naturally fair, you may be not be getting enough, according to a recent study. While pale-skinned people weren’t found to be deficient, more than half of those studied had “lower-than-optimal” levels of vitamin D. [BBC via Lifehacker Australia]
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GPS Inventor Opposes Tracking
Roger L. Easton — the man behind GPS — has joined ranks with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in support of a court battle they hope will ban the practice of warrantless GPS tracking by the government. That sounds reasonable. But how’d the EFF track him down after all these years? I smell a conspiracy. [EFF via Boing Boing]
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