December 30th, 2009


2009 year-end wrap-ups, part one

I love these things, unapologetically. takes the cake again, with their top ten everything of 2009. looks back with the ten worst predictions for the year. (And I posted it before but their list of the ten stories you missed this year remains a solid read.) Bonus: the decade in photos.

Politico lists their best political quotes.

Courtesy shadorunr, here's your top ten archaeological finds.

And here's your top ten astronomy pics of the year.


Iraqi refugees, dwarf whales, and Victorian porn

* The next political ground war? Immigration reform.
* Millions of Iraqi refugees remain displaced.
* "There is a middle-class tax time bomb ticking in the Senate's version of President Obama's effort to reform health care."
* Lieberman, once again proving why we should get rid of him, suggests invading Yemen.
* "An ancient 'dwarf' whale appears to have fed by sucking small animals out of the seafloor mud with its short snout and tongue."
* 'How much sugar is in one can of Pepsi?'
* The digital TV revolution leads to the return of the rabbit ears.
* Collecting Victorian porn.