If you let one (truant student) run loose, what are you gonna’ do with the rest of ‘em? Let them go too?

Houston judge Lanny Moriarty • On his decision to sentence a 17-year-old honor student, who (since her parents divorced and both skipped town) has had to work both a full and a part time job just to support two siblings, to spend a day in jail, after she missed school recently. Diane Tran, who also takes dual-credit college-level courses, says that she’s often so tired that she finds it difficult to wake up for school. But that didn’t sway Moriarty, who chose to make an example of Tran. If you think this sucks, we direct you to this Change.org petition. (via shortformblog)

The Top 10 New Species Of 2012
By Rebecca Boyle, popsci.com

It’s time once again to cel­e­brate all the weird and won­der­ful crea­tures sci­en­tists have found on Earth in the past year. Ari­zona State Uni­ver­si­ty com­piles an annu­al list of the top 10 new species found in the last 12 months, and share…

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