All About Atlatls…or…Humans Need To Throw Things

In classic Wikipedia-voice, an atlatl is… An atlatl (from Nahuatl ahtlatl [?ah.t?at?]; in English pronounced [???t?l??t??][1] or [??t?l??t??][2]) or spear-thrower is a tool that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity in spear-throwing, and includes a bearing surface which allows the user to temporarily store energy during the throw. […] A well-made atlatl can readily achieve […] » about 300 words

Neutron Bomb

Boing Boing has an exclusive profile of neutron bomb inventor Samuel T. Cohen by Charles Platt. All the reports so far are that it’s a 10,000 word “must read.”

The article, Profits of Fear, is available in PDF, plain text, and Palm doc versions at Boing Boing.

Thanks to David Rothman for the heads up. Extra: Rothman asks what it all says about mainstream media when respected authors eschew traditional media for blogs.