Monday, November 30, 2020

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Admin note: Posting will be lighter than usual the rest of this week and likely much of next week due to external obligations. 

Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Mystery Monolith

"The Utah monolith probably wasn't the work of aliens, but it's still a mystery"

Making Diamonds

"Scientists produce rare diamonds in minutes at room temperature". (Via H.R.)

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

Synthetic Microswimmers

"Tiny version of USS Voyager sheds light on physics of microswimmers". (Via H.R.)

NZ Election Fraud

"New Zealand discovers 1,500 fraudulent votes... in an election on birds"

Thursday, November 19, 2020


"25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites".

And a bunch more.

Daring Fireball On iPhone 12 Mini

Jon Gruber (Daring Fireball) really likes the iPhone 12 Mini.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

What Is a Particle?

"What Is a Particle?"

Lotsa Legos

"At 9,036 Pieces, the Roman Colosseum Is Officially the Largest Lego Set Ever". (Via H.R.)



Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

Chili Power

"Live Long And Eat Chili Peppers? Cardiologists Report Sweet Results"

Cat Translator

"MeowTalk app translates cat's 'language' for pet owners". (Via H.R.)

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Light Posting Notice

Admin note: Posting may be lighter than usual the rest of this week due to external obligations.

Earth Sucks

"What Would We Experience If Earth Spontaneously Turned Into A Black Hole?"

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Routing Around Censorship

"Porn ban drives extraordinary spike in VPN usage"

Undersea Navigation

"GPS and water don't mix. So scientists have found a new way to navigate under the sea". (Via H.R.)

Monday, November 09, 2020

Brain-Computer Interface Update

"A new way to plug a human brain into a computer: Via veins". (Via H.R.)

Bigger Baggie

"Try This 2-Second Trick to Double the Storage Size of Your Baggie"

Friday, November 06, 2020

AI Boo Boo

"AI Camera Mistakenly Tracks Referee's Bald Head Instead of Soccer Ball"

Pulsating Earth

"Earth Keeps Pulsating Every 26 Seconds. No One Knows Why." (Via T.K.)

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Shape-Shifting Robotic Bird

"This robotic hawk can shape-shift as it flies"

Pandemic Migrations

NPR: "Now That More Americans Can Work From Anywhere, Many Are Planning To Move Away"

Another study conducted by United Van Lines, a major household moving company, found that people wanted to relocate out of New York state at a higher rate than the national average. And, by the beginning of September, the requests to leave San Francisco had grown to more than double the U.S. average. The survey was conducted between March and August. 

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Hidden Whiskey

"Couple finds century-old bottles of bootleg whiskey hidden in walls of NY home". (Via H.R.)

Late Delivery

"Package with 1979 postmark delivered to Maryland suburb: 'It only took the post office 41 years'"

The U.S. Postal Service says deliveries that take decades to complete are rare.

Monday, November 02, 2020