Tired of that leftover turkey? How about some irony or pwnage for dessert?
- Top US engineer proposes piss-off-everybody car fuel solution.
- China condemns high-tech outsourcing -- by the Chinese space programme.
- Not so secret MI6 seeks budding James Bonds via Radio1.
- Bring on the nanobots, and we will live long and prosper. I suspect Spock would disagree.
- Conspiracies poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the federal government had warnings about 9/11 but decided to ignore them.
- Local 2 investigates secrecy surrounding unmanned aircraft's debut, and captures video of the UAV that will soon be capturing video of you.
- Cellphone tracking powers on request, secret warrants granted without probable cause.
- Like it or not, school-age children can and will be herded in like cattle for mandatory vaccinations, or parents will face fine and jail.
- Children to be tracked in school via radio chips sewn into their uniforms.
- On the take and loving it: Academic recipients of the US intelligence budget.
- When does a conspiracy theory stop being theoretical?
- Stunning temples secretly carved underground by 'paranormal' eccentric.
- Lost Roman port gives up buried fleet.
- Cosmologists claim astronomers may have accidentally nudged the universe closer to its death by observing dark energy.
- Spacewalking astronauts get ready for Columbus.
- Astronauts find signs of damage aboard ISS.
- Earth's Moon is a rare species.
- New light on early formation of Earth and Mars.
- Watching galaxies grow old gracefully.
- Does cosmic-defect theory explain the recently discovered cold spot in the universe?
- Geometry is all: A shape could describe the cosmos and all it contains. A semi-comprehensible explanation of Garrett Lisi's theory of everything.
- Our kaleidoscope Earth: just a trick of the light.
- Spiders spin a host of filaments with different mechanical properties.
- Wild gorillas have been seen using 'weapons' for the first time.
- Adorable baby bats, all snuggled in their binkies, are being raised at a rescue centre after a plague of poisonous ticks swept through their colony.
- Swimming in echelon formation: Another reason why infant dolphins need their mothers.
- Scientists urge study of threats to ocean health. Better ocean monitoring is vital.
- The ice men cometh.
- Update: The Calm After the Storms: Hurricane Season 2007.
- The missing grey cells that help to create an obsessive.
- Shopocalypse: "We are all buying, we are all dying, we are being consumed."
- What passes for compassion these days.
- The Buddhist Messiahs (pdf): The Magnificent Deeds of the Bodhisattvas, by Bob Thurman -- one of the thoughtful people in that Metaphysia trailer Greg mentioned recently.
Quote of the Day:
A science is said to be useful if its development tends to accentuate the existing inequalities in the distribution of wealth, or more directly promotes the destruction of human life...
G. H. Hardy, A mathematician's apology, 1941.