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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Sunspots 106

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

On May 6, it will be 02:03:04 on 05/06/07, or, if you don't like that, it will also be 12:03:04 on 05/06/07.

Science: The National Geographic says that the early English colonists caused some big changes to the ecology of the Eastern part of North America, by bringing in new species, including earthworms and honeybees, and by practices such as the intensive cultivation of tobacco (which is a New World plant).

A visual of all the known objects in the solar system that are more than 200 miles in diameter. (Two versions, one small and one large)

Semi-identical twins have been identified.

CNN reports that honeybee populations are declining, due to some unknown "Colony Collapse Disorder." This is a huge threat to the food supply.

Politics: (or something) Web presentation on the victims of gang violence in Oakland.

Sports: Slate on why basketball, especially NBA playoff basketball, is hard to watch on TV.

Computing: The NET Bible, when its new copyright policy is implemented, can be used in blogs. The ESV Bible has a copyright policy such that it can be quoted in blogs, without obtaining permission.

Someone saw fit to artificially enhance (digitally) Emma Watson, who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter movies. Shame.

Literature: E. Stephen Burnett on fantastic literature as escapist: "Instead, I contend, it is precisely because it is Escapist that we should read it."

Christianity: Arevanye has posted a poem by C. S. Lewis, on the seven deadly sins.

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