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July 31, 2010

Has science anything new to say about dreams? Or is Scientific American just trying to capture the audience from INCEPTION?

July 29, 2010

Gently pulsating circles within circles .. . Andre Michelle's AM Laboratory has plenty of musical toys and special effects to explore. Try Color Traces

July 28, 2010

The LAST Lost SPOILER The upcoming DVDs include a 12 minute 'coda' about life on The Island with Hurley in charge. Includes SURPRISE APPEARANCE of character not in the Finale.
Translating Stories of Life Forms Etched in Stone. "Many of the creatures found in the fossil record from the time immediately preceding the Cambrian are so unlike modern forms that deciphering what they are and how they lived continues to challenge paleontologists."

July 27, 2010

Banana Vending Machine in Tokyo in semi-cool semi-annoying '360 panorama' interface so you can see the Coke and Pepsi machines on the opposite wall.
Arcimboldo Riding a Composite Camel. [Via]

July 26, 2010

A Field Guide to Typestaches I never was happy with "curly bracket" as the name for that punctuation mark. "Typestache" sounds much more fun. Bonus content: The cops in Crime Procedural Universe have Fleshtaches. (Totally.)

July 25, 2010

Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind) (SLYT) If Jay-Z came from a small town in Wales...

July 24, 2010

In 1947, as he was dying in a Warrnambool hospital, Pooran Singh asked for his ashes to be collected and taken to India, to be scattered in the River Ganges. To respect his wishes, the funeral home in Warrnambool arranged for his body to be sent to the nearest crematorium, in Melbourne, and his ashes returned to Warrnambool to await collection and return to India. In June this year, the story about the still waiting ashes was featured in a SBS broadcast. more inside

July 23, 2010

Pug sings Batman theme. (SLYT)
$#*! My Town Says A little town in England had a problem with people stealing its sign (probably something to do with its NSFW name). So the town's new sign is carved into a "tonne-and-a-half" stone.
Editorial comment: Good idea, but I wouldn't have picked a stone that was kinda brownish in color...
New Hypothesis for Human Evolution and Human Nature. "It's no secret to any dog-lover or cat-lover that humans have a special connection with animals. But in a new journal article and forthcoming book, paleoanthropologist Pat Shipman of Penn State University argues that this human-animal connection goes well beyond simple affection. Shipman proposes that the interdependency of ancestral humans with other animal species — 'the animal connection' — played a crucial and beneficial role in human evolution over the last 2.6 million years."

July 22, 2010

Maybe you missed it, but Japan successfully launched the world's first solar sail craft a couple months ago. I know I missed it. I was just looking at Wikipedia for info about solar sails, remembering the disappointment of the Planetary Society's Cosmos 1 in 2005 and thinking that surely they'd tried something since then. I don't know how I missed it, but JAXA has already successfully launched a solar sail to Venus that demonstrated the ability to change attitude by adjusting LEDs on the sail instead of physically tilting the sail. more inside
No, you really CAN'T text and drive at the same time! . Take the test. Fail the test. more inside

July 21, 2010

Maori Eels: New Zealand's Maori defend an extraordinary creature -- and themselves.

July 20, 2010

Do you have 18 monkeys in your pants or are you happy to see me? Man flew from Peru to Mexico with 18 Titi monkeys in his pants (actually in his girdle). Imagine the inhumanity, two monkeys were dead.

July 17, 2010

That's funny....new proton measurement could be exciting stuff
Wild Cat Found Mimicking Monkey Calls; Predatory Trickery Documented for the First Time in Wild Felids in Americas.
Dog . I'm not sure if it was the illustrations or the story that made me laugh so hard, but it's possible I may have peed my pants before I fell off the chair. more inside

July 16, 2010

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study more inside