From “yesterday’s New Scientist”:http://www.newscientistspace.com/article.ns?id=dn8507: bq. The first evidence that some of the basic organic building blocks of life can exist in an Earth-like orbit around a young Sun-like star has been provided by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Nicely done. I can’t wait to go visit some of these places…
I have no idea what to make of “this”:http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15567&catalogId=10103&storeId=12&productId=25613. What. were. they. thinking?!? Extra points if anyone can tell me how it’s actually supposed to work. I’m a little afraid to imagine.
The artsy folks at “Rebar”:http://www.rebargroup.org/ recently converted a 2-hour parking space in San Francisco into a “temporary urban park”:http://www.rebargroup.org/projects/parking/ complete with grass, tree, and park bench. The reason: bq. One of the more critical issues facing outdoor urban human habitat is the increasing paucity of space for humans to rest, relax, or just do nothing. [...]
Posted by Chris in Art on December 20th, 2005 | Comments Off
Just to make it clear, the President of the United States “did in fact commit a felony”:http://cryptome.org/small-call.htm by ordering surveillance of US citizens without court authorization. bq. There are minor exceptions in the law, but they clearly do not apply in this case. They cover only the 15 days after a declaration of war by [...]
Posted by Chris in Government on December 19th, 2005 | Comments Off