Ironclad deck — Shorpy with a Civil War era photograph of the U.S.S. Monitor, for all your steampunky needs.
Cat Found — Hahahahahah.
Comparing communication efficiency across languages — Language Log with some pretty interesting geekery.
Shape weapon — A cool, and very logical concept, I ran across as I'm reading The Emperor of Scent. The linked blog exceprts the relevant part of the book, but you'll need to scan (or search) down a little to find the term.
Taking to the dead via SMS — Edison's dream finally come true!
prof_brotherton with a roundup of cool astronomy links
Scientists Find Another, More Reasonable Universe — Wired makes a funny.
HNN Poll: 61% of Historians Rate the Bush Presidency Worst — For all that it plays to both my politics and my prejudices, even I can readily see the liberal bias in this piece. (Hint: it's an "informal poll".) Nonetheless, it's funny as hell to read, and the first graphic is priceless.
In related news, more than 80% of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. Man, that liberal bias in reality just doesn't give it a rest.
Voodoo Health Economics — Paul Krugman on McCain's healthcare plan. Silly liberal, of course market forces optimize to your benefit. If you happen to be an investment dollar... If you happen to be a sick person, you are what the industry calls a "healthcare loss", and you are treated like the market treats all losses — as something to be eliminated or fobbed off on the otherwise-despised government.