Sugar Pills: Turns out placebos work better in some countries than others.
Ted Kennedy: With the Liberal Lion gone, healthcare reform seems even more distant.
Yellow Pages: Does anyone ever use phone books anymore? Then why does Kevin Drum get four of them every year?
Foxes in Danger: The creepy-looking, probably gamey-tasting flying foxes are in danger from legal hunting. [MongaBay]
Passing the Torch: Who will take Kennedy’s seat? And when?
Put a Cork In It: There’s a new campaign to get Americans to recycle their corks, just like those nice Canadians up the street. [Consumerist]
PO 101: Don’t know what the Public Option is? Get a primer from Nikki Gloudeman.