In Israel we make a fuss because the Haredim pushed to end Daylight Saving Time before the holidays, so they can have an easier time on Kippur (or before Kippur, or whenever. We don’t need to know the fine details to know it’s a stupid thing, because, Haredim+politics = bad). But maybe they didn’t go […]
A team of planet hunters has announced the discovery of Gliese 581g, an Earth-sized planet orbiting a nearby star at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star’s “habitable zone,” where liquid water could exist on the planet’s surface. via Gliese 581g: the most Earth like planet yet discovered – Telegraph. […]
The events at ICon I’m involved in start tomorrow. I’m chairing two lecture panels, one dealing with soul-blasting, blasphemous texts and the other with the works of HP Lovecraft. Specifically, on Monday 27/09/2010 from 17:00 – 19:00 at the animation school hall, the first one about Fanfiction, and on Tuesday 28/09/2010 from 19:30 – 21:30 […]
When the aliens come, who you gonna call? The Embassy? The ETIA? Unoosa! The United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth’s first contact for any aliens that may come visiting. Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN’s little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa)… Here’s their site: […]
Today’s the day for NSFW content, isn’t it? Because nobody works on Yom Kippur, all you want to do is curl up in a quiet corner with a book. And by curl up, I mean… Found after a mention in this Facebook comment thread.