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September 29, 2009

Unccl DQnl. Gb lbh.
Spider silk tapestry. They wove a tapestry from spider silk. Now on display at the American Museum of Natural History. Spider. Silk. really. caution for the phobic: links contain images of spiders

September 28, 2009

Rock. IGneous rock. *internal voice adopting James Bond kinda voiceover here*
A moving series of blog posts. Craig is an accomplished fisherman, a wonderful writer, and a faithful dog lover, whose best friend was his Golden Retriever, Drake. For the past month or so, Drake has been struggling with a brain tumor. This is Craig's blog about this ordeal. Read it from the bottom, have the tissues ready, and spend the rest of the evening petting someone with four feet.

September 25, 2009

Unplanned Freefall: Survival Tips. Etiquette for those awkward moments when there's 30,000 feet between you and civilization. Brought to you by the Freefall Research Page. Fallen from a great height? They want to hear about it.

September 24, 2009

The only woman in the French Foreign Legion
Who needs topsoil anyway?

September 23, 2009

Mouse steals leopard's lunch. Leopard is puzzled.

September 21, 2009

The Fox was a folk hero who made a positive environmentalist impact while causing fear in the halls of corporate polluters. Pulitzer Prize winner Mike Royko, syndicated columnist for The Chicago Daily News, was one of many who denied that The Fox was an eco-terrorist. Royko's FBI file was 86 pages long, so not everyone agreed. more inside
Scanning Dead Salmon in fMRI Machine Highlights Risk of Red Herrings.

September 20, 2009

I will not read your fucking script. Really. I will not read it on a dare I will not read it for a scare

September 19, 2009

Hospital food bingo , and heeeere's your host - Traction Man!

September 18, 2009

Big breakfast.

September 17, 2009

Moar Yodeling Cats. They're back and better than ever.
Big fleet.

September 15, 2009

Magic Lanterns and other Optical Toys Richard Balzer's collection of pre-cinema visual entertainment devices. more inside

September 14, 2009

Animals with Lightsabers.

September 12, 2009

Spacecraft 'could surf gravitational tubes' to make solar travel more efficient. "Gravitational corridors could help spacecraft travel the solar system like ships carried on ocean currents, making longer and cheaper journeys possible, it has been claimed."

September 11, 2009

At last. Thousands of people have come together to demand justice for Alan Turing and recognition of the appalling way he was treated....Alan and the many thousands of other gay men who were convicted as he was convicted under homophobic laws were treated terribly.
Libya's Qaddafi Threatens Switzerland... with a UN Resolution dissolving the country. (1) The UN rejected it immediately (See? They do make SOME sense there.) (2) It apparently is the latest escalation of an incident in which the dictator's son was arrested in Geneva for assaulting his own servants. (3) Hey, it's a lot more civilized than a lot of things he could do... Oh, that Daffy Qaddafi...