Links for 1/22/10

This is your war on drugs: Video of Utah man gunned down by cops during no-knock drug raid.

Over objections from the state-sponsored anti-smoking body, France will once again allow cultural depictions of smoking in advertising. Examples of previous French censorship here.

One Oregon lawmaker wants to ban cycling with young children.

This year’s Edge question: What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive tool kit?

“In China, children are being taught English in utero.” The most emailed NYT article ever.

The Oregonian takes a look at two new local fortified wines, including my friend Neil Kopplin’s excellent Imbue vermouth.

From barista to bartender, an excellent career path!