New Mars results: no liquid water? — Bad Mars! No water! And thus the hopes of another generation of sky watchers are compromised. Some amazing photography, though.
Sponge-like Mats Make Good Habitat in Redwood Canopies: Wandering Salamanders Benefit — Money shot:
Arboreal salamanders in old-growth forests may be predators at the top of a diverse community
Arboreal salamanders? Really? There may yet be hope for the Pacific Tree Octopus! (And seriously, it's a cool environment for you fiction writers to consider working with...)
LOLthulhu — Passed along by that villain goulo.
The Grandmother Hypothesis — Apparently menopause is the fault of your mother's mother. The cool thing about this is how it demonstrates the way social phenomena affect evolution.
ertrand Russell, Bdritish philosopher
Senate tied in knots by filibusters — You know, there used to be a political party, I believe it styles itself the party of principled consistency, that when it considered itself in the Permanent Majority argued the very use of Senate filibusters by the minority party was wrong. They even proposed a so-called "Constitutional Option" to eliminate the filibuster. Nice to see the Republicans are living up to their principles yet again.
That's all for now, folks. I'm about to hop on a plane, and will be at Foolscap late this afternoon. My programming schedule is here.