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November 15, 2006

Aging: These days, we're bigger, smarter, and living longer. Aging isn't just about your genes. It's also about things like diet. And as the cliche goes, You're only as old as you think you are. Take a quiz to determine your life expectancy. If you're unhappy with the result, get some tips from 100-year-olds on how to live longer.
Conservation: Technology would heat mansion using energy from waste pipes How many toilet flushes does it take to power a light bulb? Salt Lake City is embarking on a pilot project that would heat and cool a private business by using water warmed and chilled by a sewer line.
My Half-Year of Hell With Christian Fundamentalists. So, you're a Polish exchange student. Here's what greets you when you step off the plane: 'Child, our Lord sent you half-way around the world to bring you to us.'
RIP ODB Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004). It would be his Birthday today. more inside
New Island in Tonga as seen by satellite. Also seen at sea level by a passing yacht. more inside
UC Berkeley Study Finds Web only 1% Pronography more inside
If I did it, here's how it happened Look who can't stop himself bragging.
Real life sentry gun robot. (With video). Just like in Aliens! (YouTube). more inside
Combat colouring book for Chinese kids. Lots of young'uns still like to play war, but do they really need to learn how to draw a silenced handgun or a mobile rocket array? Full Flickr set
Wha... Hippies asking interesting questions? I googled "nunc fluens" (which is not yet on Dictionary.com or Wiktionary.com because it is from... some... old... language... French?), and this led me to weirdness galore. more inside
Curi-ouch! George Previously Experienced Wrecked Monkeys Wanted more inside
Spread the Net A Canadian comedian/actor and a Canadian politician went to Africa with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs. They discovered that 3,000 children a day die of malaria, and a $10 mosquito net can protect 2-3 kids for up to 5 years. As Rick says, we can all get behind the war on mosquitos, and Spread the Net aims to do just that.
Some people look clapped out at 25... A "guess the age" quiz from the BBC Channel Four show, 10 Years Younger. Tougher than you'd think.
Vintage lesbian paperback artwork from the '50s and '60s. (NSFW.)