Slow Light, Fast Evolution and the FBWOD

Hey, this looks better than “Captain Planet”! Burka Avenger, airing on Geo TV starting in August, centers on a mild-mannered Pakistani teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls’ school where she works.

Ever wonder why Tamiflu, introduced in 1999 and once the world’s best treatment for the flu, had inexplicably lost its punch by 2009?

Fluorescent Blue Wave of Death (FBWOD) caught on camera for the first time.

Here’s a nice bit on making your own SMT paste stencils… from soda cans.

Light brought to a halt for a record-breaking minute, thanks to lasers and magnets and crystals (oh my). Is the “slow glass” half full or half empty?

Neuroscientists plant false memories in (mouse) brains, wholesale. The MIT study also pinpoints where the brain stores memory traces, both false and authentic.

Why do they call them “guns”, anyway? Steve Weintz’s short history of city-smashing cannons and atomic artillery.

Hey, where’d all our satellites go? Guess we’ll have to coordinate our response over the Joint Aerial Layer Network, instead. But there’s still no good fix for the Kessler Syndrome!

The US Air Force has embarked upon a new Long Range Strike family of systems–one component of which is the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B). Could this be what a Northrop Grumman LRS-B might look like?

How how the U.S. press handle a real news story!

The more things change, the more people don’t. Wired Love: a novel from 1880 that could have been written last week… except for the telegraphs.

Art mocking life: street artist puts up image of the “graffiti removal man”… removing the street artist’s work.

″We doan’ need no steenkin’ REALITY!″  The right-wingnuts friggin’ hate Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), deputy majority whip, for continuing to be one of the least crazy in the House’o’Reps!

Church of England declares war on usurious payday loans by promoting not-for-profit credit unions.

Federal prosecutors charge SAC Capital hedge fund with criminal fraud. Hmmm, must have ripped off someone with money, I guess.

The Air Force announced Wednesday they had selected former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner as the top civilian at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) office.

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