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February 12, 2009

Today is a special day. Two centuries ago, today, a pair of babies were born. One, screaming to life in a one-room log cabin in Kentucky, became the Great Emancipator. The other, born under a doctor's care, in red brick house in Shropshire became the greatest biologist who ever lived. Happy Darwin/Lincoln Day everybody!
In July 2008, these two Jack Russell terriers were surrendered to the Auckland NZSPCA, morbidly obese due to poor diet and lack of exercise. This is the blog documenting their tremendous weight loss. more inside
Tolerance for all can be found in Islam. Let's hope that the seeds of peace grow, and that our other traditions can grow the same. more inside
The Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women presents the The Pink Chaddi Campaign. "Indians outraged at an attack on women for drinking in a bar have gathered together to send a provocative gift of underwear to right-wing activists." [Via]

February 11, 2009

Devolve me! What would you have looked like as an early human?
Melted bricks (they would only be 'molten' if still liquid, right?) more inside
In New Procedure, Artificial Arm Listens to Brain. [Via]

February 10, 2009

5 Dials: : a literary magazine published by Hamish Hamilton in pdf form (they prefer you to print it). We’re hoping Five Dials will be a repository for the new, a chance to focus on ideas that might not work elsewhere, a place to witness writers testing new muscles, producing essays, extracts and unexplainables.
Gorilla reality show starring gorillas in Prague zoo has become very popular in Czech Republic and may soon be coming to you monkeys living in Australia, Taiwan, USA and UK. Marketing spinoffs include childrens stories about the drugs, booze and sex-filled lives of the Prague gorillas, popular among the children of Cameroon, where gorillas are native. The gorillas even lead parallel lives in Second Life.

February 09, 2009

The Pre-Raph Pack is a nice site based around Birmingham's large collection of pre-Raphaelites, with details of artists, techniques, and the Brotherhood.

February 08, 2009

Save The Words!
Heaven. Been to church today?
After a record breaking day in Victoria, Australia, at least 26 people are dead, with more expected to be found. The state premier fought back tears at a press conference, as fires and heat have disrupted travel across Victoria.

February 07, 2009

Look at this cat!

February 06, 2009

We are becoming a new species, we are becoming Homo Evolutis. "At TED 2009, Juan Enriquez talked about the new human species emerging before our eyes. Thanks to an array of biological advances and our growing aptitude in robotics, we now find ourselves in the early days of the deliberate creation of what he called a new species." [Via]

February 05, 2009

Curious I'm-not-a-hacker George. Help me access sites that don't want me to access them... In an non-creepy kind of way. [more inside] more inside
RIP Lux Interior
Neat commercial, where millimeters matter
New Microsoft bug debuts at Bill Gates TED Talk
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