The Noon Digg: 12/17
— A Care2 user writes of his dilemma over whether to indulge wasteful nostalgia and buy a new Christmas tree every year.
— Scientists suddenly have the unexpected and unprecedented chance to study a live magma chamber, thanks to a happy drilling accident.
— Treehugger links to the National Science Foundation's new website detailing the growing threat of jellyfish superswarms, which are fostered by warming, acidifying oceans.
— Sci Am digs into the radioactive question of whether carbon-free power is worth nuclear's price tag.
— An impressive array of reader-submitted photos categorized as nature, people and places.