Monday, May 21, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Why You Shouldn't Kill Spiders In Your Home: An Entomologist Explains Why Having Spiders In Your Home Is Normal.
I heard that no matter where you are, you're never more than ten feet away from a spider.
I'm still creeped out about that factoid.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Margot Kidder, Who Portrayed Lois Lane In 1978 Film 'Superman,' Dies At 69.
"Who's got you?" The iconic line from the Superman movie... she will forever be Lois Lane for me.
RIP Ms. Kidder.
Monday, May 14, 2018
How in the world can this be?
“Shape Shifting Birds”: Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Of The Murmurations Of Starlings
Isn't life wonderful?
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
For this Cat Blog Friday...
... Iron Kitty, who should be on the case with LAPD ;)
LAPD Investigating Disappearance Of Original Iron Man Suit Used In 2008 Marvel Film
Happy Friday, everybody.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Florida Crazies: Pervy Panty Raider Popped For Pilfering Neighbors’ Naughty Unmentionables…Several Times
and then this...
Florida Man Convicted Of Stalking Had 90 Pounds Of Panties In Trailer
What are the odds of these incidents happening in say, Ohio?
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
In keepng with the shoe theme, I bring you the Shoebilled Stork, (Balaeniceps rex), a living dinosaur.
It can achieve a height of 60" and a wingspan of 7'7" - 8'6", and justifiably scares some people.
The Shoebill: Or, The Most Terrifying Bird In The World
Then there's the death stare:
Dinosaurs ruled the world once, are they planning to do it again?
Monday, May 07, 2018
JAPANESE DIPLOMATS APPALLED BY OFFENSIVE DESSERT AT ABE-NETANYAHU DINNER
I don't think the Israelis meant to offend the Japanese, but I do find dessert served in a shoe to be quite an odd event.
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Josiah Zayner: ‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’
The DIY DNA kits utilize a technique that involves an enzyme complex known as CRISPR/Cas9, found in many bacteria. CRISPR (short for "clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats"), is a short, repeated sequence of RNA that matches the genetic sequence the researcher wants to modify. It works in concert with Cas9, an enzyme that cuts DNA like a pair of molecular scissors.
If that wasn't bad enough, Professor George Church, of Harvard University, who pioneered the use of the CRISPR technique, said it would be possible for criminals to use the technique to disappear from forensic databases or evade detection.
Criminals could alter their DNA to evade justice with new genetic editing tools
It could undermine DNA as a tool of crime detection completely or, at the very least, make its use as flimsy as a lie detector. The implications are sobering.
Now you think of the sequelae of your work?
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Friday, May 04, 2018
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Swedish Meatballs Are Actually Turkish, Sweden Says
FTA: The country's official Twitter account tweeted: “Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century and known as Kofte."
One Swede tweeted that his whole life has been a lie.
Oh, the humanity.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Bill Cosby Guilty In Sexual-assault Trial, Lashes Out At DA
I never thought they'd convict. It's hard to read a jury.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Obama Jets Off To Legitimize South Africa's Zimbabwifying Regime
FTA: "Now, Mr. Obama is inaugurating his most significant international project as an ex-president, with an announcement on Monday that the Obama Foundation plans to convene 200 young people this July in Johannesburg for five days of meetings, workshops and technical training."
More community organizers in South Africa only means a faster route towards weeds and hunger.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Army Researchers Developing A Self-aware Robot Squid You Can 3D Print In The Field-Aware Robot Squid
I wanted a robot side-kick when I was a kid, but not a squid pal.
Friday, April 20, 2018
For this Cat Blog Friday...
... kittens being thwarted by a BB8 droid. They had just gotten used to R2D2 when the next generation droid came along and they don't know what to make of it.
Happy Friday, everybody!
1.New directions ____________ are new__on the GPS___________.
2.I love to ___eat ice cream______________on the __swing________________.
3.When I was a child, I loved to play _dodge ball_____________________.
4.One _less egg to scramble_and _________________, I _survived____
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
In 2015, Jennifer Lavers, a researcher at the University of Tasmania, traveled to Henderson Island, which lies halfway between New Zealand and South America, in an effort to document the extent of plastics pollution.
Alarming Photos Of The Uninhabited Island That's Home To 37 million Pieces Of Trash
A chilling reminder to dispose of your trash properly.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Another Tom Steyer, Left Wing-Funded Group Gathers On The National Mall: March For Science Redux
"Another march took place in downtown Washington, D.C. on Saturday – this one featuring anti-faith, pro-climate change, pro-LGBT activists, unions, and other left-wing, anti-Trump groups carrying signs and posters to advance the cause of science."
Darn, I missed it. [sarcasm off]