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Swim… until you can’t see land.

  • Incredible new image of a distant galaxy seen from side-on —like taking a peek in God’s letterbox.
  • Alan Boyle borrows my flux capacitor to look at what’s ahead for medicine, climate science & cosmology —I showed him my crystal ball & he frowned.
  • Shake, rattle & roll —in your grave: More ghosts reports after New Zealand earthquake.
  • Robot explores ancient tunnel at Teotihuacan —a 1st for Mexican archeology 🙂 [VIDEO in Spanish]
  • Stone Age farmers domesticated cereals not out of hunger, but out of thirst —for beer. A nice trivia to tell the wifie when going for a refill.
  • Get paid to pee in South Africa. You’re in?
  • Is Robert Zoellick (President of the World Bank) advocating for a return to the gold standard? I’ll stick with the South Africans’ model, thankyouverymuch.
  • Direct conversion of human fibroblasts to multilineage blood progenitors —that means making blood out of skin, for us non-members of MENSA.
  • For Afghan women, the only liberators from their oppresion are fuel & matches.
  • India’s naked chimp looks all too human —maybe we’re all just chimps with mange.
  • Biggest stick insect colony in the UK discovered in a garden in Cornwall —maybe there’s a labyrinth buried there?
  • Holy Menu! New self-cloning lizard found in Vietnam restaurant.
  • The world’s best underwater photographs 2010 —Pandora ain’t got nuthin’ on u, momma!
  • Asian farmer claims to have been abducted and seduced by a 10-foot-tall alien woman —no doubt a Na’vi springbreaker.
  • 5 Reasons women are as shallow as men, according to Science —no wonder you’re still not getting any, you nerds!

Thanks to Kat, Rick, & the Pleiadians.

Quote of the Day:

“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of the players, (ie everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”

Neil Gaiman (who has taken 50 laps aboard this wild merry-go-round)