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March 28, 2007

And the winner is... The 2007 Pritzker Prize (architecture's Nobel) has been awarded to Richard Rogers -- a man of many talents. (*cough*) [WARNING -- Flash stretches from Oklahoma to South Pacific.]
Kwik-E-Marts made real As a tie-in with the upcoming Simpsons Movie, eleven 7-11 stores are going to rebrand themselves as Kwik-E-Marts, complete with KrustyOs and Buzz cola. No word on the availability of Duff Beer or how many people named Apu will be needed. via.
10 Important Differences Between Brains and Computers Difference # 2: The brain uses content-addressable memory -thinking of the word "fox" may trigger thoughts of fox hunting, horseback riding, a sexy woman Difference # 3: The brain is a massively parallel machine; computers are modular and serial -areas of the brain marked as memory centers are also important for imagination Interesting stuff via linkfi
Scientists have created the world's first human-sheep chimera. The resulting "chimera" has 15 percent human cells and 85 percent animal cells. See also, Dr. Zanjani's previous work on the pig-human chimera.
Saturn. Come for the freaky human eye-like hurricane at the south pole, stay for the bizarre hexagon at the north.
The World of Beer: a Universal Language (small pictures, annoyingly with the gallery logo plastered over them). The related article. A history of beer. And a monkey.
1. Sasquatch are mammals. 2. Sasquatch fight ALL the time. 3. The purpose of the sasquatch is to flip out and kill people. Wait, getting my memes mixed up.
Which drugs are most harmful? According to this, heroin's worse than cocaine, which is worse than alcohol, which is worse than cannabis, which is worse than LSD. Some results you'd expect, and some surprises. (From The Lancet, free registration required.) more inside