Rare meteor shower to shed light on dangerous comets — Alas, I shall be in Japan that night.
Space Hotel Sees 2012 Opening — Start saving your frequent flyer miles.
Shorpy — The 100 year old photo blog.
Beheaded Snake Sends Man to Hospital — Snake bites man from beyond the grave.
(Thanks to yourbob, danjite, lillypond and a few other folks.)