December 09, 2009

A new species is emerging in Canada and New England: the coywolf
It's Official... Your Pet Can Catch H1N1 Flu... (even if it's NOT a pot-bellied pig). Well, one cat in Iowa and two ferrets in Oregon and Nebraska, but still zero cases of transmission from pet to human. Common sense advice from the Iowa Department of Public Health here, but is this what will finally start the Swine Flu Panic!!! that we know we're capable of? more inside

December 08, 2009

Dark matter discovered? The particle community is bustling with rumours of a possible discovery of dark matter in CDMS.
All Google Searches Are Now Automatically 'Personalized' even if you're not logged into a Google account (coookeees!). You can opt OUT (not a 'one-click' process, though). more inside

December 07, 2009

Weird Book Room Your Christmas shopping quandaries sorted. more inside

December 06, 2009

"Refreshing, Existential and Disturbing" That's what Search Engine Watch calls's Top 10 Questions of 2009. Considering the site dropped the Question-based format in favor of plain search years ago, they're also way behind the curve. But it's not the worst Top 10 list you'll see before the end of the year (and you'll be seeing a lot more). more inside

December 05, 2009

Overseas and Overwhelmed 25 Stories of Culture Shock

December 03, 2009

Shrink-It YAPG (Yet another physics game) involving shrinking (or expanding) objects to drop another object into a target. more inside

December 01, 2009

Barnes and Noble unveil Nook, an eBook reader that also saves and plays mp3s, among other file formats. more inside

November 30, 2009

Wordy snarky strips about the "creative business" industry.

November 27, 2009

Paper Cannon Exploding one-eyed pink rabbits.
Can reefs grow beneath Venice? A TED lecture in which Rachel Armstrong explains the process that uses proto cells to grab carbon dioxide from the air and encrust the old wooden pylons on which this charming Italian city is based. Eventually it is thought that a reef can be built to support the architecture, not only spatially from the bottom up, but procedurally, since no top down construction processes are required, but just the seeding of the old with the new technology. more inside

November 25, 2009

100 x 100 Michael Wolf photographed 100 apartments in Hong Kong that are 100 sq. feet in size.
Appalling. Gripping. Horrific . The Circus of Disemboweled Plush Toys

November 24, 2009

Sad forest of ghosts may be disturbing pictures in first link Legend has it there was a fierce battle in this forest ages ago, and the restless souls of those who perished then continue to haunt the area and call for more dead. Legend also has it that it's easy to lose to lose your way here, and there are dangers including sinkholes and collapsed lava tubes. The forest is not always silent. more inside

November 21, 2009

City Bus Simulator 2010 - best game evar. Seriously will blow your mind. YOUTUBE vid - SFW

November 19, 2009

The Indus Vallley Civilization may have been a Golden Age. The skilled artisans at Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro erected no monuments to glorify an upper class. Although the cities were fortified, there were no depictions of warfare or conquered enemies. Power and status was indicated through the use of seals and fine jewelry, while the biggest extravagance was lavished on *water luxury* baths, whether or not some ritual was involved in their use. more inside
Cats For Gold ...a mashup with lumps.

November 18, 2009

I'll see your complex plane and raise you an imaginary dimension.
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