Spaceman Spiff (remove AQFL to e-mail) sent me a MSNBC article about a summary of the first eleven episodes (season 1), a description of the major characters, and some speculation on what exactly is going on from ABC's Lost.
This National Geographic article says spiders and insects that eat other creepy crawlies purposely seek a balanced diet to maintain their health, according to a new study. Scientists found that three predatory invertebrates--all of which use different hunting methods--adjust their feeding to correct nutritional deficiencies. Researchers behind the study say other, much larger predators, like leopards and sharks, may also monitor what they eat to maintain a balanced diet.
This BBC News UK article says the way airflow around the nose is more complex than that in a jumbo jet's wing according to scientists. The structure of the nose meant air eddied, whirled and re-circulated as it passed through the nose, the team said. Principal researcher, Dr. Denis Doorly, said people are used to the flows around an aeroplane being complicated but that is in some ways simpler than understanding the flows inside the nose. "The geometry of the nose is highly complex, with no straight lines or simple curves like an aircraft wing and the regime of airflow is not simply laminar or turbulent."
Compfused.com posted a streaming video clip of a big wave surfing. Impressive, and dang that is huge!
Worth1000's current contest theme is to take any object and replace it with any kind of flower (or vice versa). There are a lot of good ones.
Awww, how cute. A 120-year-old giant tortoise living in a Kenyan sanctuary has become inseparable from a baby hippo rescued by game wardens, officials said on Thursday. The year-old hippo calf christened Owen was rescued last month, suffering from dehydration after being separated from his herd in a river that drains into the Indian Ocean.
PlanetDoom's Screen Shot of the Day proves that. Maybe it was G-Man who let hell roam on Mars! [grin]
The Museum of Food Anomalies shows a handful of defining works from the archives to supply a proper introduction to the Art of Food Anomalies without overwhelming one's senses.
Rebel sent me an amusing CNN story on wackiest warning labels awarded by Michigan. A toilet brush with a tag that says "Do not use for personal hygiene" has taken top prize for the wackiest consumer warning label of the year, according to an anti-lawsuit group. The Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, M-LAW, whose main mission is to reveal how lawsuits and anxiety over lawsuits have created a need for overly obvious warnings on products, sponsors The Wacky Warning Label Contest each year.
This Linux.com article shows how you can edit a PDF in Linux if you were to download a contract to fill out, save, and return.
There are World of Warcraft Extreme Stunts Screenshot Competition winners. Also, there are honorable mentions and 10 ways to melt a snowman sections to with more entries.
Worth1000's current contest theme is on turning evolution on its pointy ear and create a new species, one of land and sea with doctored photographs. There are 89 entries.