Celebrity Birthdays for May 23, 2015

Actress Barbara Barrie is 84. Actress Joan Collins is 82. Actor Charles Kimbrough (“Murphy Brown”) is 79. Actress Lauren Chapin (“Father Knows Best”) is 70. Comedian Drew Carey is 57. Actress Lea DeLaria (“Orange is the New Black”) is 57. Country singer Shelly West is 57. Actor Linden Ashby (“Melrose …

Audubon’s Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America: Images free to download.

The University of Michigan’s Special Collections Library has digitized its copy of naturalist John James Audubon’s The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, originally published between 1845 and 1848. This collection of scans of public-domain material is hi-res, and the library is making the files available for free download and use, with attribution. (Plates from …

Is Sunscreen A Lifesaver Or A Poison? | FiveThirtyEight

The past 50 years have seen rapid evolution in medical opinion on sun exposure. My mother tells stories of spending entire summers lying on the beach coated in baby oil. I recall using sunscreen as a kid, but I also remember that I typically got one really bad sunburn per …