Did you read about two spaces after a period, $33 million to close lawsuits, and 18 human heads at O'Hare?



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• That the city of Chicago is getting ready to pay another $33 million to close two police-related lawsuits? Mick Dumke

• About the 18 human heads that turned up at O'Hare? Luca Cimarusti

• About the Kichwa, an indigenous tribe in the Ecuadoran rainforest, and its commitment to armed resistance against oil prospecting in their region? (Oddest part of the story: the tribe's shaman is married to a British businesswoman.) Ben Sachs

• About developments being made towards creating "wearable" computers? Tal Rosenberg

• How owner CBS overruled CNET's editorial decision to give its CES best-in-show award to a new DVR incorporating ad-skipping technology? —John Dunlevy

• That Slate says you should probably just disable Java in your browser now, seeing as this is the second time in the last six months it's had major security flaws? Julia Thiel

• Farhad Manjoo's revisiting of his rant about why hitting the space bar twice after a period is ridiculous? Kevin Warwick

• Patti Smith's advice for artists hoping to get a start in New York? Tony Adler

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