November 11th, 2008


crazy random sampling

"NASA says its Phoenix lander on the surface of Mars has gone silent and is almost certainly dead. Engineers have not heard from the craft since Sunday 2 November when it made a brief communication with Earth."

* BAGNewsNotes on 'visual evidence of the disaster capitalism and terror war culture we now must reverse.'
* Pakistan struggles to oust the Taliban.
* Whoah. Blueprints for Auschwitz found hidden in Germany. (Courtesy mscongeniality.)
* A new push for equal rights for gays in... Utah.
* "...If you're a physicist curious to see how matter behaves when no-one is looking, then Isis is your private snoop. If you're an engineer trying to make the hydrogen car a working reality, then Isis is your genie."
* The scientific promise of RNA interference. Nerd bonus: rethinking the nature of the gene itself.
* The AV Club interviews veteran character actor Robert Davi.

An alligator? Really? The wacky world of presidential pets.