If you haven't figured out what the Chinese Zodiac has to say about how the Year of the Pig will treat you, by all means please do. But if you discover you're not favored (we can't all be rabbits & goats), fret not--2007, ScienceDailyÂ begs us to consider,Â is also the International Heliophysical... READ ON
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In other exciting Peruvian news, Peruvian president Alan GarciaÂ has declared March the month when punctuality will sweep the nation:
"(We must) stop this horrible, pitiful, disastrous custom of failing to be punctual," he intoned in a speech, inveighing against the $5 billion in annual economic damage caused, he said, by being late.
Tallying tardiness, he said Peruvians as a whole were annually late by 3 billion hours. That works out to over 107 hours of tardiness for every man, woman and child.... READ ON
It's getting to be about that time of year again...college admissions! There are the anorectic envelopes, the bulging ones, kids crying into safety school brochures and missing that field goal on purpose because: why try? If those ides are behind you, or if you loved your alma mater but it left you ambivalent, maybe it's time for...Clown College.Â Ringling Bros' and Barnum & Bailey Clown College closed its doors in '97 (after pumping out rock stars likeÂ Penn JilletteÂ and Steve-O), so if your... READ ON
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African Bullfrogs are second in size only to the Rana goliath. Please don't mess with these daddies; fatherhood is kind of their dharma. The males are larger than their female partners (rare in the frog world) and will charge you--especially if you're a lion. They have fierce fangs on their lower jaw, excellent for rerouting predators away from their den of eggs (they're responsible for about 3-4k). There's a big of dachshund in them, too, because they freaking love to dig; their tunnelsÂ run up to 50... READ ON
We've brought it up before, but let's loop back around the cul-de-sac. I'm in San Francisco casting Silicon Valley types, and inevitably I encounter a theoretical physicist dressed as Rosie the Robot who claims she discovered that theÂ speed of light is slowing down.
Sound familiar? Sorry, Rosie, but it's a loophole physicians (and creationists) have been massaging for years.
In 1999, Dr. JoÃ£o Magueijo published a paper proposing that Einstein's relativity might be less fixed and more like the... READ ON
This morning was the dayÂ after the tenth anniversary of Dolly's unveiling as celebrity cloned mammal, so consider this post a Bloody Mary to the grandioseÂ hangover of Dollydom. She was sprung golem-like from the mammary gland (yes) of a Finn DorsetÂ ewe &Â wasÂ yanked from the world by a lung virus...orÂ very much would have been,Â ifÂ sheÂ hadn't been given TheÂ Shot.Â She nowÂ holds somber court at the National Museum of Scotland; not quite Dollywood but give it some... READ ON
(Edison's Last Breath, as bequeathed to Henry Ford)
There's ample consideration given to the meaningful last zingers of notables, and to the preservation of that final CO2...but here are suggestionsÂ from a few science heavyweightsÂ on what our first words on Mars should be, via NewMars:
Award-winning science fiction and fantasy author of the bestselling Discworld series
"This time, let's do it right."
Dr. David Brin
Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction author and... READ ON
One good post on Britney deserves another...And while we're nearing the one week anniversary of the shearing, maybe it's time to deconstruct a bit. These paintings are the work of Dwayne Moser, the LA-based painter and photographer whose work in "Hollywood and Its Discontents" isolates the scenes of salacious celebrity episodes. He photographs the locations sans celebs or transients and then has Warner Bros' studio-lot painters transpose them onto acrylic... READ ON
Taco Bell is named for its founder, Glen Bell.