Mushrooms 'Make Wind' to Spread Spores — Fungus farts? Really?
How cool is the airplane of the future? — I miss the stratoliner.
Redefining the habitable zone: where should we look for life? — Desert planets, hydrogen-heavy giants, and hydrocarbon-rich worlds considered.
The Star as Starship — Moving entire stars rather than building spaceships would have certain benefits as a way of traveling through the galaxy. After all, it would mean taking your local environment with you on a millennial journey. Some have suggested it might therefore be an observable sign of highly advanced civilizations at work. But how would you move a star in the first place?
Costco apologizes for labeling Bibles 'fiction' — Sometimes the jokes just write themselves. (Via
Pope Francis calls for power to move away from Vatican — Pope Francis has called for power in the Catholic Church to be devolved away from the Vatican, in the first major work he has written in the role. Huh. Not that church internal politics is any of my atheist business, but this is interesting. I wonder how this dovetails into the conservative political radicalism of the US Catholic bishops, who have become nothing but Republican shills these past decade.
'Earliest shrine' uncovered at Buddha's birthplace
Scottish government outlines case for independence — I have no basis for an informed opinion on this topic, but it is a fascinating piece of politics.
?otD: Who are you?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down donut shops: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)